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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
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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
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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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