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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
News 6 days ago
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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News 2 weeks ago
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.
News 3 weeks ago
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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News 1 month ago
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
News 1 month ago
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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News 1 month ago
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 1 month 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
News 2 months ago
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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News 2 months ago
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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News 2 months ago
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 3 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
News 3 months ago
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
News 3 months ago
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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News 3 months ago
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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News 3 months ago
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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News 4 months ago
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
News 4 months ago
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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News 4 months ago
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 4 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
News 4 months ago
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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News 4 months ago
Toys R Us return begins with baby steps: 2 new stores

Toys R Us on Thursday announced the start of a hoped-for U. S. comeback with the opening in November of two locations in New Jersey and Texas. The...

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News 5 months ago
Retailers expected to shutter 12,000 stores this year

Low-price shoe company Payless alone is responsible for about one-third of the store closings expected this year....

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Amazon warehouse workers plan Prime Day protest
News 5 months ago
Amazon warehouse workers plan Prime Day protest

Amazon agreed to pay its workers at least $15 an hour last year, but that concession has not put an end to protests by employees, at least not at...

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Electric scooters are igniting new laws, liability concerns and even
News 5 months ago
Electric scooters are igniting new laws, liability concerns and even "scooter rage"

Visit a major city like Washington, D. C., and you'll quickly discover there's a new way to get around town - the electric scooter, or e-scooter....

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Toys R Us' bankruptcy lawyers get $56 million while laid-off workers get $2 million
News 5 months ago
Toys R Us' bankruptcy lawyers get $56 million while laid-off workers get $2 million

A year after Toys R Us closed, tens of thousands of laid-off workers are getting a portion of the severance promised and then rescinded as the...

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