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Walmart and Amazon's long-simmering feud exploded in 2017 — and it's redefining retail
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Walmart and Amazon's long-simmering feud exploded in 2017 — and it's redefining retail

Amazon and Walmart competed more fiercely in 2017 than ever before. It has quickly become the biggest feud in retail — and possibly all of business...

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A formerly homeless man gave us a tour of the gritty San Francisco neighborhood that's been overrun by tech companies
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A formerly homeless man gave us a tour of the gritty San Francisco neighborhood that's been overrun by tech companies

Over the past several years, the Tenderloin — a San Francisco neighborhood known as an enclave for the city's chronically homeless — has been...

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PAUL KRUGMAN: Bitcoin is a more obvious bubble than housing was
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PAUL KRUGMAN: Bitcoin is a more obvious bubble than housing was

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks to Business Insider senior political editor Josh Barro about bitcoin. Krugman says the price of...

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Tesla is opening a new showroom in one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods — take a look inside (TSLA)
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Tesla is opening a new showroom in one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods — take a look inside (TSLA)

Tesla is opening a new showroom in New York City on Friday, but we got a sneak peek of the new store early.  Here's a closer look at the new...

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A real-estate broker quit his job to flip houses for a living and has made millions — see the before and after photos
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A real-estate broker quit his job to flip houses for a living and has made millions — see the before and after photos

Flipping houses is riveting reality television for some. For others, it's a living. Thomas Bayles quit his job as a mortgage broker at the tail end...

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Amazon dominated online shopping in 2017 — and it wasn't even close (AMZN)
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Amazon dominated online shopping in 2017 — and it wasn't even close (AMZN)

Amazon dominated online sales in 2017 — and it wasn't even close. The company launched new features for customers, greatly expanded its private...

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Target has a new $550 million weapon to defeat Walmart and Amazon
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Target has a new $550 million weapon to defeat Walmart and Amazon

Target is buying Shipt, a platform that enables same-day delivery. The acquisition will allow Target to deliver groceries, furniture, and other...

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BMW is turning an abandoned paint factory into a micro-apartment building in Shanghai
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BMW is turning an abandoned paint factory into a micro-apartment building in Shanghai

The car manufacturer BMW is constructing a micro-apartment building in Shanghai, China. As part of BMW's urbanism and architecture project Mini...

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London housing transactions plummet 18% as Brexit, stamp duty, and mortgage rules bite
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London housing transactions plummet 18% as Brexit, stamp duty, and mortgage rules bite

Transaction volumes in London — the number of houses being bought and sold — have dropped 18% since last year, according to housebuilder Berkeley,...

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House crowdfunding platform Property Partner grew 74% this year after changing its strategy to target high-value investors
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House crowdfunding platform Property Partner grew 74% this year after changing its strategy to target high-value investors

Proptech start-up Property Partner grew the value of properties it manages by 74% to £100.7 million this year. The platform allows investors to buy...

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Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside
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Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside

The Crypto Castle is a three-story home in San Francisco where young tech workers eat, sleep, party, and plot the future of money. A majority of...

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A retired hedge fund manager has sold his 2-in-1 St. Barts estate that was listed for $67 million — take a look inside
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A retired hedge fund manager has sold his 2-in-1 St. Barts estate that was listed for $67 million — take a look inside

Girasol, a Caribbean estate owned by retired hedge funder Bruce Kovner, has sold.  It had previously been listed for $67 million, though the final...

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J.Crew is shutting down one of its most popular stores in a grim sign for the company's future
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J.Crew is shutting down one of its most popular stores in a grim sign for the company's future

J.Crew is shutting down its 21-year-old flagship store located at 99 Prince Street in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. The closure will leave J.Crew...

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Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Rhode Island — and it looks like it was built for French royalty
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Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Rhode Island — and it looks like it was built for French royalty

Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. The nine-acre property features a pool, tennis court, gardens,...

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Rich homeowners in blue states are among the biggest losers in the GOP tax plan
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Rich homeowners in blue states are among the biggest losers in the GOP tax plan

The GOP's tax bill is set to disproportionately impact homeowners in affluent parts of the US.  Wealthier households are currently more likely to...

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The way Americans buy homes is changing — and it presents a huge problem for the middle class
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The way Americans buy homes is changing — and it presents a huge problem for the middle class

The least and most expensive houses and condominiums are being purchased without debt by cash-only transactions. Nearly a third of home purchases...

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This £950,000 lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain — take a look inside
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This £950,000 lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain — take a look inside

Habitat House in the Cotswolds has been named the Best House in the UK by the 36th WhatHouse? Awards. The five-bedroom home — which is one of 10 —...

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Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class
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Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class

Dollar General and other dollar stores are thriving while department stores like Macy's and Sears close hundreds of locations.  Dollar stores'...

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What’s it’s like to party at Brooklyn’s wildest club — with all-night dance parties, gravity-defying performances, and crazy costumes
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What’s it’s like to party at Brooklyn’s wildest club — with all-night dance parties, gravity-defying performances, and crazy costumes

Brooklyn's House of Yes nightclub strives to be the place where just about anything can happen.  Opened in 2015, the club is the brainchild of New...

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Kroger soars after crushing earnings (KR)
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Kroger soars after crushing earnings (KR)

Shares of  Kroger spiked almost 13% Thursday after the grocery chain blew thorough Wall Street earnings expectations.  It's a much needed rebound...

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought an $88 million house — here's why their $52 million mortgage might be a smart business decision
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought an $88 million house — here's why their $52 million mortgage might be a smart business decision

Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchased a Bel Air estate for $88 million. They put 40% down and financed the rest with a $52.8 million mortgage from Goldman...

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Amazon’s next headquarters could be worth $2 billion to the winning city (AMZN)
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Amazon’s next headquarters could be worth $2 billion to the winning city (AMZN)

Amazon is on the hunt for a home for its second headquarters. The company has received hundreds of bids, in part because it could be worth several...

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Inside one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco that a couple bought for $90,000
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Inside one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco that a couple bought for $90,000

Tina Lam and Michael Cheng said all they wanted was their "American dream." In 2015, the couple dropped nearly $100,000 on the purchase of Presidio...

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A couple bought one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco for $90,000 — now the city is making them give it back
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A couple bought one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco for $90,000 — now the city is making them give it back

Residents of a private street in San Francisco were outraged after one couple scooped up their cul-de-sac in an online auction and tried to sell it...

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Inside the most expensive zip code in America, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions
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Inside the most expensive zip code in America, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America. But it isn't anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San...

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We checked out a Victoria's Secret store in New York City to see why the brand is struggling — and what we found surprised us (LB)
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We checked out a Victoria's Secret store in New York City to see why the brand is struggling — and what we found surprised us (LB)

The Victoria's Secret of today is a far cry from the fun, sexy, high-quality brand it was five years ago. And customers are ditching in droves....

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Meet the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address
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Meet the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

15 Central Park West has been called the most powerful address in the world. Important people, from celebrities to Wall Street CEOs, have owned...

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Washington, D.C’s massive $2 billion waterfront development has luxury condos and top-of-the-line restaurants — take a look inside
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Washington, D.C’s massive $2 billion waterfront development has luxury condos and top-of-the-line restaurants — take a look inside

New York City has the South Street Seaport. Los Angeles has the Santa Monica Pier. San Francisco has Fisherman's Wharf. Now we can add Washington,...

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Go inside the hottest neighborhood in San Francisco, where home prices have risen 75% in the last 5 years
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Go inside the hottest neighborhood in San Francisco, where home prices have risen 75% in the last 5 years

For a long time, Bernal Heights was the best kept secret in San Francisco real estate. Short commutes into downtown, relatively affordable homes,...

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RETAIL STOCKS RALLY: Here's what you need to know
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RETAIL STOCKS RALLY: Here's what you need to know

Shares of retailers including some traditional brick-and-mortar stores extended Black Friday's rally into Cyber Monday. US retailers brought in a...

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