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Amazon warehouse workers plan walkout over coronavirus
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Amazon warehouse workers plan walkout over coronavirus

An unknown number of Amazon workers in the company's Staten Island, New York, distribution facility are planning to walk off the job Monday to...

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Amazon executive Jay Carney talks retail giant's coronavirus precautions
News 1 week ago
Amazon executive Jay Carney talks retail giant's coronavirus precautions

Amazon temporarily closed its Queens, New York facility, after an employee that worked there tested positive for coronavirus. Separately, the...

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Property owner tells restaurants not to pay rent — pay staff instead
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Property owner tells restaurants not to pay rent — pay staff instead

With cities requiring non-essential businesses to close during coronavirus, some workers are without pay or jobs. In an effort to help a few local...

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Country's largest mall operator closing its 200-plus shopping centers
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Country's largest mall operator closing its 200-plus shopping centers

The largest owner of shopping malls in the nation is closing all of its shopping centers and retail properties because of the coronavirus pandemic....

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Landlord says he won't collect rent because of coronavirus outbreak, urges others to do the same

A landlord in Maine says he won't collect rent from his tenants because of the coronavirus outbreak has put his tenants in a financial pinch....

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Good neighbors

Steve Hartman tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come every evening to the aid of a...

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News 2 weeks ago
As more workers stay home, small businesses struggle to adapt

Amazon said this week it would award $5 million in grants to small businesses near its Seattle offices where employees are no longer working amid...

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News 1 month ago
Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe has died at 89

Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted healthy, tasty, high-quality food they...

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Trump campaign opening "community centers" in bid to win over black voters

Washington - The Trump campaign is opening pop-up "community centers" in key states in an attempt to boost support for the president among African...

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Top lawyer for intelligence community to leave post
News 1 month ago
Top lawyer for intelligence community to leave post

The top lawyer for the intelligence community, who played an integral role in the decision to keep from Congress the whistleblower complaint that...

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San Francisco parking spot can be yours for measly $100,000
News 1 month ago
San Francisco parking spot can be yours for measly $100,000

For $100,000, you could buy a home in many communities across the U. S. Or you can plop the money down for a parking spot in San Francisco. Bay...

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Retail giant Macy's announces massive cuts

The largest department store chain in America is closing 125 stores and cutting 2,000 jobs. Macy’s is making the cuts in an effort to end a...

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News 1 month ago
Macy's to close 125 stores over the next three years

Department store chain Macy's announced it will close 125 stores in "lower tier malls" and lay off 2,000 corporate workers over the next three...

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America is increasingly a nation of renters, not homeowners
News 1 month ago
America is increasingly a nation of renters, not homeowners

Many Americans, already struggling to find a home they can afford to buy, are increasingly at pains to find a place they can afford to rent....

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Most U.S. renters are now middle class

Most families that rent an apartment or a single-family home earn a middle-class income, according to a Harvard housing study. That's a big change...

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Earth Fare grocery chain closing all its stores in 10 states

Healthy foods supermarket chain Earth Fare is shutting all of its stores in 10 states, making it the third grocery moving to close its doors or...

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News 2 months ago
Natural foods chain Lucky's Market declares bankruptcy

Lucky's Market on Monday joined the list of retailers declaring bankruptcy, with the natural foods chain saying it plans to keep seven stores...

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News 2 months ago
Papyrus to close all stores nationwide in latest sign of retail woes

The havoc playing out in retail continues, with stationery chain Papyrus readying to close 254 stores across the U. S. and leaving about 1,400...

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Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas
News 2 months ago
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
News 3 months ago
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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News 3 months ago
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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News 3 months ago
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
News 3 months ago
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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News 3 months ago
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 3 months 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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