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For renters in big cities, the typical pay only covers a 300-square-foot apartment
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For renters in big cities, the typical pay only covers a 300-square-foot apartment

Paging Marie Kondo. You're going to need the organizational superstar's skills if you want to move to one of America's biggest cities and live...

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Stop & Shop strike: Thousands of workers go on strike in three states
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Stop & Shop strike: Thousands of workers go on strike in three states

Tens of thousands of Stop & Shop employees at supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled...

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Fred's to close 159 stores across more than a dozen states

Regional retailer Fred's on Thursday said it would close 159 stores in 13 states as the more than 70-year-old discount chain seeks to avoid joining...

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Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent

Housing has been famously unaffordable in expensive cities such as San Francisco for a while. But now in tiny towns and counties across the country...

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Walmart doubles down on robots to shift labor costs: "We're going big"

The robots are coming for Walmart workers' jobs, with the retail giant saying it plans to add almost 4,000 robots to its stores and facilities as...

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Ikea to offer furniture rentals in 30 countries

Ikea, known for selling affordable, ready-to-assemble furniture, says it is entering a new business: collecting rent. The Swedish housewares giant...

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Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery store in Nashville for people in need

Country star Brad Paisley grabbed his cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet and broke ground on a new nonprofit store on Wednesday. Paisley and his...

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HUD charges Facebook with enabling housing bias through targeted ads

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Thursday it's charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act. HUD said the social...

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"Influencers are the best way to keep retail alive"

After a tough few years for traditional retail stores, some major chains are turning toward social media influencers. Retailers like Nordstrom...

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Why sending back too much stuff may get you blacklisted

The growing popularity of online shopping is changing the retail business and affecting everything from shopping malls to the shipping industry. It...

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Monaco: The ultimate playground for the rich
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Monaco: The ultimate playground for the rich

There's a reason Monaco has often been described as "a sunny place for shady people." For decades, crooks, courtesans, and con artists were drawn...

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Tesla hits reverse on plan to shutter most of its showrooms

Reversing a recent decision, Tesla will keep many of its showrooms open and instead raise the price of most of its electric vehicles in a move to...

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America's fastest-growing group of renters: Senior citizens

People older than 60 are increasingly choosing to rent, according to an analysis of U. S. Census data by national apartment-search website RentCafe...

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Philadelphia is first city to ban cashless stores and restaurants

Philadelphia has passed a law requiring most retail establishments to accept cash, making it the first U. S. city to ban a practice critics say is...

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Amazon closing all of its U.S. pop-up stores

Amazon is closing all its U. S. pop-up stores, with the retailing giant confirming plans to close 87 kiosks in malls and Whole Food and Kohl's...

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Dollar Tree closing hundreds more Family Dollar stores

Dollar Tree on Wednesday said it would close as many as 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebrand about 200 more under its own banner. The...

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Kohl's shrinking stores find new tenant: Planet Fitness gyms

Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms. Kohl's, which is on a mission to shrink its biggest department stores,...

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Retailers planning more CBD stores
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Retailers planning more CBD stores

Simon Propoerty Group, American's biggest owner of malls, announced they will be opening 108 new stores carrying CBD-infused products. Green Growth...

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Kroger bans Visa cards from more stores amid fee dispute
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Kroger bans Visa cards from more stores amid fee dispute

Kroger said it will no long accept Visa credit cards at 142 Smith's Food and Drug stores and 108 fuel centers in seven states, citing what it calls...

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Oregon law puts a cap on massive rent increases

Portland, Ore. - After seven years of paying rent on time, Gloria Marin got a huge surprise last summer when her landlord jacked up her payment on...

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Walmart panned for move to eliminate
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Walmart panned for move to eliminate "greeters"

Walmart is drawing fire for its plan to phase out the "greeters" who welcome customers at its stores. The retail giant last week started replacing...

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Disabled Walmart greeter fears losing his job after policy change

Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a...

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This 2-year-old deaf girl loves people — so her whole neighborhood is learning sign language

Newton, Massachusetts - At the far end of Islington Road in Newton, Massachusetts, lives a little girl near and dear to the neighborhood. Two-year...

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Amazon cancels plans for New York City HQ2
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Amazon cancels plans for New York City HQ2

Amazon is pulling out of a plan to build an East Coast headquarters in New York City after facing fierce community opposition to what promised to...

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Walgreens tops list for illegal cigarette sales to minors
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Walgreens tops list for illegal cigarette sales to minors

Walgreens touts its brand as "trusted since 1901," but government regulators are questioning the retailer's commitment to keeping cigarettes out of...

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Ikea exploring first foray into renting furniture
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Ikea exploring first foray into renting furniture

Ikea, known for selling affordable, ready-to-assemble furniture, may soon enter a new business: collecting rent. The Swedish housewares giant is...

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Sears plans to unload pensions and close more stores

Eddie Lampert's $5.2 billion offer to buy what's left of Sears is drawing fire from the bankrupt retailer's creditors as well as current and former...

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Americans buy pricey TVs to watch the Super Bowl -- then return them

Chances are that your friend's snazzy new TV -- the one you watched the Super Bowl on -- won't be there the next time you visit. That's because...

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Good neighbors

Steve Hartman tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a...

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What's causing rural America's "brain drain"

Rural America is no longer where many young college graduates want to settle, with some fleeing for urban centers like New York or San Francisco....

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