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Records: Connecticut offered to buy campus to hold onto GE
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Records: Connecticut offered to buy campus to hold onto GE

HARTFORD, Conn. –  Before General Electric decided to relocate its long-established Connecticut headquarters, state officials offered to buy the...

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Lennar buys CalAtlantic for $5.7B with housing sales red hot
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Lennar buys CalAtlantic for $5.7B with housing sales red hot

NEW YORK –  Lennar is buying CalAtlantic Group in a $5.7 billion deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder as sales of new homes reach...

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Nike Just Poured Gasoline on the Retail Bonfire
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Nike Just Poured Gasoline on the Retail Bonfire

It's already been a terrible year for traditional retailers. Thus far, the industry has announced plans to close 6,700 stores this year, more than...

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San Francisco tenants win $3.5M in wrongful eviction case
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San Francisco tenants win $3.5M in wrongful eviction case

SAN FRANCISCO –  A landlord has been ordered to pay $3.5 million to a San Francisco couple after a jury ruled they were wrongfully evicted from...

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Kansas community fights becoming a 'chicken town' and wins
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Kansas community fights becoming a 'chicken town' and wins

TONGANOXIE, Kan. –  When Shannon Reischman takes in the sweeping view from the big hill behind her in-laws' farmhouse outside the northeastern...

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Equity Commonwealth Continues Emptying Out Its Portfolio
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Equity Commonwealth Continues Emptying Out Its Portfolio

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) continued selling off its income-producing properties, which caused earnings to follow. That trend doesn't show any...

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More people think renting is a better deal than buying
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More people think renting is a better deal than buying

A growing percentage of renters believe it is cheaper to rent than to buy a home, which helps explain why the homeownership rate remains...

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Lord & Taylor sells its flagship Manhattan store to WeWork
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Lord & Taylor sells its flagship Manhattan store to WeWork

NEW YORK –  Lord & Taylor's flagship store in Manhattan, known for its holiday displays along Fifth Avenue, is being sold to the office space...

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What's New With Amazon.com, Inc.?
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What's New With Amazon.com, Inc.?

Online retailer Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) is about to release its third-quarter results. After the closing bell on Thursday, Oct. 26, investors...

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New York real estate developer buys Trump drawing at auction
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New York real estate developer buys Trump drawing at auction

NEW YORK –  A New York real estate developer and former business partner of President Donald Trump has bought a sketch of the Empire State Building...

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Does Dave & Buster's Best-in-Class Status Make It a Buy?
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Does Dave & Buster's Best-in-Class Status Make It a Buy?

Recently on Industry Focus, we welcomed a team of Fool.com contributors to the studio to talk about some of their favorite companies as part of our...

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New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints across US
News 4 weeks ago
New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints across US

PHOENIX –  Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two...

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Target sees its new Manhattan store a symbol of its future
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Target sees its new Manhattan store a symbol of its future

NEW YORK –  Target sees its new smaller store in Manhattan as a symbol of its future. The store opening Friday, which is about one-third the size...

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Texas cities also woo Amazon with diversity, arts, sunshine
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Texas cities also woo Amazon with diversity, arts, sunshine

DALLAS –  Economic incentives are expected to be major selling points for a number of Texas cities making pitches to Amazon for the Seattle-based...

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Keysight Technologies offers $10K to employees affected by California wildfires
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Keysight Technologies offers $10K to employees affected by California wildfires

Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS), a maker of electronic measurement instruments, is helping employees who were affected by the California...

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Google moving from suburbs to reviving downtown Detroit
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Google moving from suburbs to reviving downtown Detroit

DETROIT –  Google says it's expanding in Michigan with a move from the Detroit suburbs into the city's reviving downtown. The company said Tuesday...

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The Best Growth Stock in Gaming
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The Best Growth Stock in Gaming

Most of the major gaming companies trading in the U.S. have been in expansion mode for most of the last two decades. MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM), Las...

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Las Vegas businessman gives $400,000 to aid massacre victims
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Las Vegas businessman gives $400,000 to aid massacre victims

A Las Vegas businessman on Monday donated $400,000 to a fund established to aid the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.  Stephen Cloobeck, a...

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3 Stocks I'm Never Selling
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3 Stocks I'm Never Selling

I welcomed Alibaba, Tesla, and American Tower into my personal investing portfolio roughly three years ago. Only one of these stocks has been...

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Brown signs bills aiming to fix California housing crunch
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Brown signs bills aiming to fix California housing crunch

SAN FRANCISCO –  Lawmakers and housing advocates cheered Gov. Jerry Brown's signature Friday of a package of bills aimed at tackling the growing...

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The Latest: Brown signs California affordable housing bills
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The Latest: Brown signs California affordable housing bills

SAN FRANCISCO –  The Latest on California's affordable housing legislation (all times local): Gov. Jerry Brown has signed 15 bills to provide more...

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Arkansas city hopes $100 million effort will restore glory
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Arkansas city hopes $100 million effort will restore glory

EL DORADO, Ark. –  An oil and timber town that was Arkansas' richest community nearly a century ago believes that building a $100 million arts...

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Bank of the Ozarks' Risky Off-Balance Sheet Exposure
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Bank of the Ozarks' Risky Off-Balance Sheet Exposure

One of the things that makes Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) so different from most other banks you're likely to come across is that it has an...

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Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker
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Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising 'an unforgettable shoe-shopping...

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Michigan lawsuit tossed in 'halal pepperoni' case
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Michigan lawsuit tossed in 'halal pepperoni' case

DETROIT –  A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Little Caesars Pizza that alleged that pork was sold as 'halal pepperoni' at a restaurant in a...

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Under the Covers of Nike's High-Growth Direct-to-Consumer Business
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Under the Covers of Nike's High-Growth Direct-to-Consumer Business

Sneaker and sport apparel manufacturer, Nike (NYSE: NKE), grew its direct-to-consumer (DTC) channel eight times faster than its wholesale business...

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US homebuilder sentiment falls in September
News 2 months ago
US homebuilder sentiment falls in September

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey...

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San Francisco edges out Washington to become the highest-income Big U.S. Metro Area
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San Francisco edges out Washington to become the highest-income Big U.S. Metro Area

The technology hub of San Francisco surpassed the nation's capital last year as the highest-earning large U.S. metropolitan area.  Median household...

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3 Things Michael Kors Does Right (And 1 Big Thing It Does Wrong)
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3 Things Michael Kors Does Right (And 1 Big Thing It Does Wrong)

For investors in global luxury fashion company Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS), the past few years have proven to be a trying time. Over the...

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Macy's, Inc. Completes Another Big Real Estate Deal-- but It's Not the Next Sears
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Macy's, Inc. Completes Another Big Real Estate Deal-- but It's Not the Next Sears

In the past couple of years, Macy's (NYSE: M) has started to get serious about maximizing the value of its real estate. In several cases, this...

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