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Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas
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Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has...

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Pier 1 Imports closing up to 450 stores as sales slump

Pier 1 Imports said Monday it plans to close as many as 450 stores - almost half its outlets - as part of a restructuring that will dramatically...

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Trump Organization fires more undocumented workers
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Trump Organization fires more undocumented workers

The Trump Organization has fired more undocumented employees at properties including the Trump Winery in Virginia just before the end of the year,...

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Record holiday spending sparks post-Christmas sales and returns rush

Americans opened their wallets extra wide this holiday, boosting retail sales 3.4% compared with a year earlier. Even more shoppers turned to...

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Car lease ending? You have options — and could even make money

This year was a record year for lease returns, with an estimated 4 million people bringing back their vehicles to dealerships, according to Edmunds...

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As department stories struggle, Nordstrom makes a play in New York City
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As department stories struggle, Nordstrom makes a play in New York City

It seems that New York is most beautiful at holiday time, when the city is a sparkling jewel and the bustling department stores are like old...

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Old mental institutions are turning into apartments and hotels

More than 250 mental institutions were built across America between the mid-1800s and the early 20th century. A small number of those old asylums...

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Deal or no deal? The expansion of Dollar Stores
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Deal or no deal? The expansion of Dollar Stores

It's the latest struggle between Main Street and corporate America: Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have opened tens of thousands of...

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Toys R Us opens first physical store since going bankrupt

Toys R Us is back in time for the holiday shopping season. More than a year after the retailer's liquidation, the toy chain on Wednesday opened its...

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The 100 most expensive ZIP codes for housing in the U.S.
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The 100 most expensive ZIP codes for housing in the U.S.

The town of Atherton, California, is nestled in Silicon Valley and is home to, as The Guardian recently put it, "enough Titans of the Tech industry...

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You'll have to spend $2,500 to visit this store Santa

Harrods, the famously high-end department store in London, is putting a 1% twist on the holiday tradition of the in-store Santa: Only families that...

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Landlord accused of illegally evicting people to rent their apartments on Airbnb
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Landlord accused of illegally evicting people to rent their apartments on Airbnb

A Los Angeles landlord illegally evicted tenants from their rent-controlled apartments and listed them on Airbnb, a lawsuit filed this month...

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President Trump's controversial Washington, D.C., hotel is for sale

President Trump's controversial namesake hotel in Washington, D. C. - just a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House - is for sale...

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News 3 months ago
Community rallies behind beloved homeless man, posting more than 100 flyers to help him find a job

Johnell Johnson makes it a point to say hello to people who walk past him on West 22nd Street in New York City. He's so well known on the block,...

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Average retail credit card's interest rate surges to 26% — despite Fed cuts
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Average retail credit card's interest rate surges to 26% — despite Fed cuts

Shopping for bargains at discount stores makes financial sense, so long as one isn't running up a tab on a store-branded credit card with an...

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3 reasons Forever 21 went bankrupt

South Korean immigrants Do Won Chang and Jin Sook Chang founded Forever 21, originally called Fashion 21, in 1984 with $11,000 in savings - within...

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McKinsey makes foray into retail by selling underwear at Mall of America

Rising rents, increasing labor costs and shrinking foot traffic have resulted in thousands of stores around the U. S. closing their doors this year...

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News 4 months ago
Ohio State can't trademark the word "the," patent office says

Ohio State University has failed to trademark the word "the," with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday, turning down its application...

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Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers
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Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers

Climate change doesn't just threaten the environment - in the years to come it's also likely to worsen income inequality by cutting into the hours,...

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Fred's to close all remaining stores after declaring bankruptcy
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Fred's to close all remaining stores after declaring bankruptcy

Fred's Inc. announced on Monday that the ailing discount retailer has filed for bankruptcy and will shutter all of its remaining stores, the latest...

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Could this experimental Texas store be the future of brick-and-mortar retail?

The convenience of online shopping may be great for consumers, but it's not so good for traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Now, there is an...

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Target shares hit all-time high after blowout quarter

Target's stock price soared to an all-time high Wednesday after the retailer topped earnings expectations as it pushes faster delivery and invests...

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Climate change is creating a hungrier, pricier future, UN warns

Climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach - not to mention the forests, plants and animals, a new United Nations scientific report...

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Luxury retailer Barneys New York files for bankruptcy
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Luxury retailer Barneys New York files for bankruptcy

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

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What the Fed's first rate cut since 2008 means for your wallet

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered its benchmark federal funds rate by a quarter percentage points to around 2.25% from about 2.5%. The last...

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News 5 months ago
Bullet-resistant backpacks on sale at major retailer's stores

Spokane, Wash. - Bullet-resistant backpacks are now on sale at three Office Depot stores in Spokane and one OfficeMax store in nearby Coeur d'Alene...

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J.C. Penney shares tank as another big retailer spirals down
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J.C. Penney shares tank as another big retailer spirals down

J. C. Penney shares plunged 17% on Friday after a report that the 117-year-old retailer has hired advisers to help restructure its debt in a bid to...

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