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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 3 weeks 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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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News 2 months ago
Three men announce plans to hold a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston

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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Community outraged after neighbor hangs mannequin from tree, flies Confederate flag

Residents in a Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood are furious after one resident flew a Confederate flag and hung a mannequin from a tree in her...

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Why cold offices may have a chilling impact on women

Office temperatures are based on the metabolic rates of men, which explains why many women say they need to bring sweaters and scarves to the...

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More retail stores already set to close than in all of 2018
News 3 months ago
More retail stores already set to close than in all of 2018

Although the U. S. has enjoyed solid economic growth this year, the retail industry continues to struggle. More retailers have closed so far this...

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News 3 months ago
Ben Carson confuses real estate term "REO" with "Oreo"

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was quizzed at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, resulting in yet another viral moment...

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Ben Carson confuses real estate term
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Ben Carson confuses real estate term "REO" with "Oreo"

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was quizzed at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, resulting in yet another viral moment...

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Kohl's will soon accept Amazon returns at all its stores

Kohl's wants a piece of the biggest online retailer's business: its customers' returns. The department store chain said Tuesday that it will accept...

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News 4 months ago
Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes are popping up in this Mississippi neighborhood

Bowls of mashed potatoes are mysteriously popping up in the oddest of places in a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, leaving residents...

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Wanted: New owner for general store open since 1796
News 4 months ago
Wanted: New owner for general store open since 1796

The oldest continuously operating general store in Vermont is searching for a new owner to take on what is considered the oldest continuously...

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Smaller tax refunds are now hurting retail spending, Wall Street fears

The smaller number of tax refunds this year is showing up in another way: Lower retail spending. Retail sales dropped from January to February,...

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U.N. blasts Blackstone Group for worsening the U.S. housing crisis

No less an entity than the U. N. is wading into the U.S. housing affordability crisis. In a pair of letters to the U.S. government and Blackstone...

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News 5 months ago
Amazon accused of firing warehouse worker who criticized "robot"-like treatment

A former employee at an Amazon warehouse in New York City claims he was illegally fired for raising concerns about working conditions at the...

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Son's tweet about dad's empty donut shop gets sweet reaction

When his father's donut shop in Texas didn't have a successful grand opening, Billy By tweeted about how sad it made him. That simple social media...

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When retailers go bust, workers often get nothing
News 5 months ago
When retailers go bust, workers often get nothing

U. S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, know first-hand the financial devastation their constituents face as...

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News 5 months ago
There will soon be one last Blockbuster store left on the planet

There will soon be only one Blockbuster store left in existence after owners of a location in Australia announced they would close it later this...

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After Sears, which retailers could be the next to fall?
News 5 months ago
After Sears, which retailers could be the next to fall?

A number of major U. S. retailers crashed and burned last year, led by long-suffering Sears. And according to Moody's Investors Service, 2019 could...

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Rent control could be coming to more states after Oregon
News 5 months ago
Rent control could be coming to more states after Oregon

When he lived in Ashland, Oregon, Jesse Sharpe had his rent increased three times in one year: "We saw a $125 rent increase followed by another $50...

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Fiat Chrysler opening new Detroit plant in $4.5 billion plan

Fiat Chrysler said it will spend $4.5 billion to build the first new auto assembly plant in Detroit in almost three decades, boosting its workforce...

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News 6 months ago
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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News 8 months ago
Banned in Boston: Plastic bags at grocery stores

A Boston city ordinance banning major grocery store chains from providing plastic bags to customers went into effect Friday. The new law – enacted...

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