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10 great destinations for combining work and play
News 4 days ago
10 great destinations for combining work and play

Today, destinations aren't just for work or play. Last year, about 60 percent of travelers took trips that allow them to both do business and...

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Gap challenges Lululemon with a men's athleisure line
News 5 days ago
Gap challenges Lululemon with a men's athleisure line

Gap is stretching into athleisure for men. Hill City, a line of men's athletic wear to go along with the company's Athleta brand for women, will go...

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How Amazon plans to battle Walmart in India
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How Amazon plans to battle Walmart in India

Walmart recently spent billions to get into online retail in India. Now Amazon is going offline in the hope of gaining millions of new customers in...

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Why Walmart is giving Jet.com a fancy makeover
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Why Walmart is giving Jet.com a fancy makeover

Two years after Walmart bought Jet.com for $3.3 billion, the online startup is rebooting in a bid for wealthy shoppers in big cities. Jet announced...

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Amazon's cashier-free stores are coming to New York
News 2 weeks ago
Amazon's cashier-free stores are coming to New York

Amazon will expand its cashier-free convenience stores to New York. The company posted job listings for several positions, including store manager,...

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20 cities, one year, and no second Amazon headquarters (yet)
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20 cities, one year, and no second Amazon headquarters (yet)

A year ago Friday, Amazon announced its quest to find a city for its second headquarters somewhere in North America. The company has since whittled...

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WeWork could soon be Manhattan's largest office tenant
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WeWork could soon be Manhattan's largest office tenant

WeWork could become the largest office tenant in Manhattan. The company is negotiating a lease in 1 World Trade Center to take over about 200,000...

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Why Coke is getting into the restaurant business
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Why Coke is getting into the restaurant business

Coca-Cola is betting coffee shops will bring it closer to total beverage domination. On Friday, the company announced that it has agreed to buy UK...

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Why Dollar General thrives even in a hot economy
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Why Dollar General thrives even in a hot economy

Americans living paycheck to paycheck are a boon for dollar stores even as the economy strengthens. "While the economy is doing very well, our core...

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Where is the US housing market headed? 4 things you need to know
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Where is the US housing market headed? 4 things you need to know

If you're a real estate agent, odds are you haven't been closing as many deals lately. A slowdown in new construction and a short supply of...

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Sears is closing another 46 stores. Here's where
News 1 month ago
Sears is closing another 46 stores. Here's where

Sears is swinging the ax again. The struggling retailer announced plans to close another 46 Sears and Kmart stores. The company has already closed...

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Why Lowe's is closing stores and slashing inventory
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Why Lowe's is closing stores and slashing inventory

Lowe's is slimming down to better compete with Home Depot. The company, which recently hired Marvin Ellison away from JCPenney (JCP) to be its CEO,...

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Toll Brothers' record shows the American housing boom has no end in sight
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Toll Brothers' record shows the American housing boom has no end in sight

Unemployment keeps falling and home prices keep going up. It's a great recipe for a strong housing market. Nothing has been able to stop the...

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HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint
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HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Facebook of violating the Fair Housing Act. The agency filed a formal complaint against...

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Nordstrom racks up big gain in digital sales
News 1 month ago
Nordstrom racks up big gain in digital sales

Amazon isn't the only online shopping king based in Seattle. It looks like you can add fellow Seattle native Nordstrom to the list of retailers...

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Walmart will chauffeur shoppers in self-driving Waymo cars
News 2 months ago
Walmart will chauffeur shoppers in self-driving Waymo cars

Every major tech and car company has self-driving cars on their mind. Now Walmart does too. The world's largest retailer announced Wednesday a...

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How innovation helped save Detroit
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How innovation helped save Detroit

Entrepreneurship is in Detroit's DNA. It's what turned it into one of America's most iconic cities, known the world over as the heart of both the...

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Prices are rising faster than they have in six years
News 2 months ago
Prices are rising faster than they have in six years

If you feel like stuff has been getting more expensive lately, you're right. The Consumer Price Index, which tracks most items on the average city...

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Nike's digital reboot is working
News 2 months ago
Nike's digital reboot is working

Nike has hit its stride a year after making major changes to how it sells you shoes and clothes. Mired in a slowdown in the United States and...

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Sears is laying off 200 more people
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Sears is laying off 200 more people

Sears is eliminating about 200 jobs, including 150 in its Illinois headquarters. The embattled company's CEO, Eddie Lampert, announced the changes...

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The last Sears in Chicago is closing
News 2 months ago
The last Sears in Chicago is closing

Sears has been part of Chicago for more than a century. That ends Sunday. The final Sears in Chicago city limits is closing. Known as the Six...

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Costco: America's favorite store that everyone forgets about
News 2 months ago
Costco: America's favorite store that everyone forgets about

Amazon and Walmart are leaders in the retail business. But even as the two engage in an epic battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of American...

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Ford Motors chairman: Every piece of the auto business is changing
News 2 months ago
Ford Motors chairman: Every piece of the auto business is changing

His parents bear the names Ford and Firestone and he says gasoline runs in his veins. But the decision to work at the company his great-grandfather...

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Britain's royal family made even more money in 2017
News 3 months ago
Britain's royal family made even more money in 2017

It appears to have been a bumper year for Britain's royal family, especially Prince William, his wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry. Two sets...

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Housing market remains strong, despite mortgage rate worries
News 3 months ago
Housing market remains strong, despite mortgage rate worries

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and that's led some to worry that mortgage rates will spike and put an end to the housing boom in...

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is betting on 'Starbucks fatigue'
News 3 months ago
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is betting on 'Starbucks fatigue'

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is ready to join the big leagues. The Los Angeles-based independent coffee retailer said on Tuesday that it plans to...

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This group is getting ahead in America
News 3 months ago
This group is getting ahead in America

The American Dream remains alive for one particular group of folks. Hispanic-Americans are doing much better than their parents when it comes to...

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Walmart 'disturbed' its former building is migrant shelter for kids
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Walmart 'disturbed' its former building is migrant shelter for kids

Walmart says it is disturbed that one of its former stores in Texas has been turned into a shelter for migrant children separated from their...

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Ford to remake Detroit's most famous ruin
News 3 months ago
Ford to remake Detroit's most famous ruin

If you've ever been to Detroit, you've probably seen Michigan Central Station. And you've probably wondered why someone didn't just tear it down....

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The resurrection of Alex Rodriguez
News 3 months ago
The resurrection of Alex Rodriguez

It's hard to believe, but not too long ago Alex Rodriguez was one of the most unpopular figures in sports, and maybe America. He was criticized for...

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