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Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change
News 3 days ago
Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the...

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Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail
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Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to...

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Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt
News 4 days ago
Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

New York - Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U. S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the...

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Retail business owners enforce guidelines for safety
News 1 week ago
Retail business owners enforce guidelines for safety

As more Michigan retail business owners open their doors, some worry about the customers who are unwilling to follow guidelines created to keep...

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Manhattan hotels pitch rooms for office space with travel frozen
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Manhattan hotels pitch rooms for office space with travel frozen

New York City hotels, struggling to navigate the pandemic economy, are doing anything they can to drum up business. For the NoMo Soho, that means...

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Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores
News 2 weeks ago
Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

New York - Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software...

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Industry Club will give young people business experience while getting paid
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Industry Club will give young people business experience while getting paid

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will open this fall its first program offering real-world experience for youth interested in retail...

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Michigan unemployment director says more staff will answer phones
News 2 weeks ago
Michigan unemployment director says more staff will answer phones

Lansing - The director of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency said Wednesday the state will "dramatically" improve people's ability to reach...

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Automated parking structure part of historic Detroit Free Press Building redo
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Automated parking structure part of historic Detroit Free Press Building redo

As renovations are being completed at the historic Detroit Free Press Building, a state-of-the art feature is being built in the basement - a fully...

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Gorman's to close Shelby Township location, liquidation sale starts this week
News 3 weeks ago
Gorman's to close Shelby Township location, liquidation sale starts this week

Michigan-based Gorman's Home Furnishings & Interior Design is shutting down its Shelby Township location over a leasing issue. The 30,000 square...

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As small retailers reopen around Metro Detroit, cautious shoppers begin returning
News 3 weeks ago
As small retailers reopen around Metro Detroit, cautious shoppers begin returning

Amanda Britcher, co-owner of Gigi's Mode in Plymouth, loves helping customers pick out clothing and accessories. It's something she missed while...

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Apple re-closes some stores, raising economic concerns
News 3 weeks ago
Apple re-closes some stores, raising economic concerns

San Ramon, Calif. - Apple's Friday decision to close stores in four states with surging coronavirus cases highlights a question that other...

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Forget Clorox wipes, fireworks are the new hot thing
News 3 weeks ago
Forget Clorox wipes, fireworks are the new hot thing

Sterling Heights - Forget disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer, fireworks are the new hot commodity during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's almost...

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Campaign to rebuild Black Wall Street could extend to Detroit
News 3 weeks ago
Campaign to rebuild Black Wall Street could extend to Detroit

A $10 million fundraising campaign launched Thursday to rebuild Black Wall Street -Tulsa, Oklahoma's black-owned business district destroyed in...

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Lawmakers ask Whitmer to open unemployment offices, relieve claims backlog
News 3 weeks ago
Lawmakers ask Whitmer to open unemployment offices, relieve claims backlog

Lansing - A Democratic lawmaker has asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reopen regional unemployment offices to help process some of the chronically...

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US retail sales up 17.7% in a partial rebound from plunge
News 3 weeks ago
US retail sales up 17.7% in a partial rebound from plunge

Baltimore - U. S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down...

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Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future
News 3 weeks ago
Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future

Washington - Layoffs are slowing, unemployment is declining and hiring is gradually rising, suggesting that a steady rebound may be afoot in the U....

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Sixteen-story condo and apartment project planned for Detroit's Greektown
News 1 month ago
Sixteen-story condo and apartment project planned for Detroit's Greektown

Plans for a 16-story mixed use building are in the works for Greektown - the first residential units in the neighborhood in several decades....

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Another major mall deal implodes as pandemic shakes retail
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Another major mall deal implodes as pandemic shakes retail

New York - The nation's biggest mall owner is backing out of a $3.6 billion deal to buy a major rival as the coronavirus pandemic shakes the retail...

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Reopening Detroit-area malls fight for relevance
News 1 month ago
Reopening Detroit-area malls fight for relevance

Troy - Dozens of shoppers like Carrie Adkins ventured from their homes last week to walk the halls of Somerset Collection during its first days...

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Panel: Black business people in Detroit must 'control our own' neighborhoods
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Panel: Black business people in Detroit must 'control our own' neighborhoods

Detroit - Panelists in a webinar hosted by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists agreed Saturday that black people...

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Michigan's $67M in unreturned bottles could reach $80M before stores reopen
News 1 month ago
Michigan's $67M in unreturned bottles could reach $80M before stores reopen

Michigan residents possess about $67 million in unreturned bottle and can refunds, a tally that could reach $80 million before stores can to begin...

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Whitmer lifts stay-home order, allows dine-in restaurant, bar service
News 1 month ago
Whitmer lifts stay-home order, allows dine-in restaurant, bar service

Lansing - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is partially lifting Michigan's stay-at-home order by loosening restrictions on the operations of businesses and...

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Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority grants $1.3M to 92 small businesses
News 1 month ago
Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority grants $1.3M to 92 small businesses

Royal Oak's downtown development authority is providing $1.3 million in grants to 92 small businesses to help them weather the COVID-19 outbreak....

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Apple to reopen about 100 more US retail stores this week
News 1 month ago
Apple to reopen about 100 more US retail stores this week

Apple Inc. said it will reopen about 100 more retail stores in the U. S. this week, with more than half offering curbside pick-up service only. ...

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Problems line up outside Detroit area’s closed malls amid coronavirus pandemic
News 1 month ago
Problems line up outside Detroit area’s closed malls amid coronavirus pandemic

The shopping experience at Metro Detroit malls will be much different after the coronavirus pandemic eases and doors begin reopening. Retail...

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Michigan stores prepare to reopen next week — with some restrictions
News 1 month ago
Michigan stores prepare to reopen next week — with some restrictions

Business owners say they're happy to reopen their doors next week - even if it does comes with limits - following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's latest...

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Big box rules: Target's online campaign readied it for virus
News 1 month ago
Big box rules: Target's online campaign readied it for virus

New York - Online sales at Target more than doubled as the pandemic put millions in lockdown during the first quarter, revealing further the...

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Walmart becomes a lifeline, online sales surge 74%
News 1 month ago
Walmart becomes a lifeline, online sales surge 74%

New York - Walmart became one of the few lifelines to millions of people as the coronavirus spread, leading to surging profit and sales during the...

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J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy
News 1 month ago
J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J. C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to...

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