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Stephen Ross' financial empire built on fancy condos, gyms and coffee shops

Stephen Ross, whose Friday fundraiser for Donald Trump has stirred controversy, is more than a mere political donor. The billionaire real estate...

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Luxury retailer Barneys New York files for bankruptcy

Barneys New York on Tuesday said that it's filing for bankruptcy and will close 15 locations. The high-end retailer is the latest retailer to seek...

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High-end shops for the marijuana smoker
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High-end shops for the marijuana smoker

With recreational marijuana now legal in 11 states and the District of Columbia, it's clear that pot has gone mainstream - and so, too, has pot...

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If you own a piece of property, do you control what happens on your land?
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If you own a piece of property, do you control what happens on your land?

Many land owners think they control their property, but if you only have surface rights and not underlying mineral rights, what happens on your...

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Walmart filed more drone patents than Amazon last year
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Walmart filed more drone patents than Amazon last year

Walmart appears to have won the latest round of its delivery war with Amazon. Both retailers were among the most frequent filers of drone...

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Three men plan "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston — and celebrities have a lot to say

June is LGBTQ Pride month and cities all over the world are hosting rainbow festivities, festivals and parades to celebrate the community. However,...

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Dollar General is No. 1 retailer for opening stores this year
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Dollar General is No. 1 retailer for opening stores this year

Even as the so-called retail apocalypse snaps up stores across the country, one seemingly unlikely business has remained standing, and thriving, in...

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China travel warning spells trouble for U.S. luxury retailers
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China travel warning spells trouble for U.S. luxury retailers

China issued a travel warning Tuesday discouraging its citizens from traveling to the U. S., the result of an increasingly bitter trade dispute...

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Spray cheese would count as food stamp staple under Trump administration proposal

A new policy proposed by the Trump administration would allow foods like spray cheese to be considered "staples" for federal food stamps. Staple...

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Entire community honors beloved mailman on his last day of work
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Entire community honors beloved mailman on his last day of work

An entire community in Georgia showed up to honor a beloved mailman on his last day of work. For 35 years, Floyd Martin has delivered the mail to...

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What's behind the boom in clothing rental services?

Rent the Runway, Ann Taylor, Express and American Eagle are already renting clothing to customers for a monthly subscription price. The online...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson confuses real estate term REO for
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson confuses real estate term REO for "Oreos"

During a congressional hearing Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson seemed unfamiliar with the term "REO" or "real estate...

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Dressbarn latest in nationwide retail store closure wave

Dressbarn has announced that it will close all of its about 650 store nationwide, meaning thousands could be out of a job. More and more retailers...

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Dressbarn to close all 650 stores as retail decline continues
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Dressbarn to close all 650 stores as retail decline continues

Nearly 7,000 employees at the chain will likely lose their jobs. Retail store closings have already outpaced closings from last year. Brookings...

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Macy's warns more China tariffs would hit its customers
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Macy's warns more China tariffs would hit its customers

New York - Macy's customers may finally start to feel the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette told...

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Walmart launches free next-day delivery, taking aim at Amazon

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest...

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Many happy returns

What happens to products you buy that you return? And what about the stuff that brick-and-mortar-stores or online merchandisers can't sell? It may...

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"Game of Thrones" merchandise fuels a bonanza for HBO and retailers

From wine to clothing to tours, HBO and retailers have cashed in through the years with "Game of Thrones" merchandise. "Thrones" isn't only a huge...

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Stop & Shop is "not kosher" to shop at during strike, rabbis say

Some Jewish families in New England are preparing for Passover without Stop & Shop, the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in...

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The many ways "green buildings" save

When it comes to the world's energy hogs, few people think about buildings. But they count for almost 40 percent of all carbon emissions. Yet...

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New York City slashes its biggest source of carbon emissions
News 4 months ago
New York City slashes its biggest source of carbon emissions

Trump Tower, as well as other big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The City Council on Thursday...

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For renters in big cities, the typical pay only covers a 300-square-foot apartment
News 4 months ago
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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