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Alibaba to buy $2.9 billion stake in Chinese hypermarket chain
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Alibaba to buy $2.9 billion stake in Chinese hypermarket chain

HONG KONG—E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is making another big bet on brick-and-mortar, saying it will pay $2.88 billion for a 36%...

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6 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday
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6 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is now giving Black Friday a run for its money in terms of consumer interest — but that doesn’t mean the deals are worth shopping....

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Will millennials give housing shares and the broader stock market a boost?
News 2 days ago
Will millennials give housing shares and the broader stock market a boost?

Millennials are no longer snubbing homeownership, and some market observers argue that could offer a tailwind for housing-related shares and the...

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Here’s exactly how much your annual salary needs to be to afford a home, by metro area
News 2 days ago
Here’s exactly how much your annual salary needs to be to afford a home, by metro area

Feeling priced out of the property market? You’re not the only one. Home prices are on the rise nationwide, but there are still some places where...

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Target’s slow growth indicates it has to do more to achieve modest results
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Target’s slow growth indicates it has to do more to achieve modest results

Target Corp. reported third-quarter results that beat expectations, but the slow pace of growth indicates that its substantial investments will, at...

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Wal-Mart is taking its battle with Amazon to higher-end customers
News 4 days ago
Wal-Mart is taking its battle with Amazon to higher-end customers

With its focus on the target Sam’s Club member, efforts in online grocery, and a new premium online partnership, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making a...

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Should you get a 15-year mortgage?
News 5 days ago
Should you get a 15-year mortgage?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. A 15-year mortgage is the dream home loan for home buyers who can afford the much higher...

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TJX’s weaker-than-expected results were a ‘blip,’ present an opportunity for investors
News 5 days ago
TJX’s weaker-than-expected results were a ‘blip,’ present an opportunity for investors

TJX. Cos. shares are down 6.2% for the past month, which presents an opportunity for investors, according to analysts. The off-price retailer TJX, ...

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U.S. retail sales rise modestly in October after post-hurricane surge
News 5 days ago
U.S. retail sales rise modestly in October after post-hurricane surge

The numbers: Retail sales slowed in October after a sharp gain in the prior month. Sales rose 0.2% in October, better than the MarketWatch forecast...

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Home Depot is the big winner in the downfall of Sears
News 5 days ago
Home Depot is the big winner in the downfall of Sears

Home Depot Inc. stands to be the biggest beneficiary of the troubles at Sears Holdings Corp., as the home improvement giant is winning the very...

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10 tricks to help you control holiday spending
News 6 days ago
10 tricks to help you control holiday spending

You never hit the grocery store without a list. Your phone’s loaded with coupon apps. You even cut out avocado toast for good measure. What can you...

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Wal-Mart earnings: In-store and digital sales put it a step ahead of the competition
News 1 week ago
Wal-Mart earnings: In-store and digital sales put it a step ahead of the competition

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expected to report third-quarter earnings Thursday before the opening bell, and analysts think the company’s efforts across...

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Target earnings: Analysts see growth potential, and growing Amazon overlap
News 1 week ago
Target earnings: Analysts see growth potential, and growing Amazon overlap

Target Corp. is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Wednesday before the opening bell and analysts are looking for an update on new and...

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Republican tax plans will make it less beneficial to own a home, analysis finds
News 1 week ago
Republican tax plans will make it less beneficial to own a home, analysis finds

There’s still a long road ahead before tax reform is finalized, but the economics team at Trulia took at crack at analyzing what the two proposals...

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Facebook now wants to help find your apartment
News 1 week ago
Facebook now wants to help find your apartment

Looking to lease an apartment? Soon you will be able to scroll through options on your Facebook feed. Facebook FB,-0.41% announced Thursday it...

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Sears latest problem? It doesn’t have enough consumer electronics to sell
News 1 week ago
Sears latest problem? It doesn’t have enough consumer electronics to sell

Sears Holdings Corp. can add a shrinking consumer electronics line to its list of problems. Buried in a Wednesday announcement from Sears SHLD,-6...

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As prices rise, this is how much more home buyers need to save for a down payment
News 1 week ago
As prices rise, this is how much more home buyers need to save for a down payment

Maayan Simckes, a 28-year-old PhD candidate who lives in Seattle, said she and her fiancé ideally want to buy a home within the next few years, but...

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Trump Tower condo prices have plunged since 2015
News 1 week ago
Trump Tower condo prices have plunged since 2015

Condominium prices are faltering at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump’s property on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, more than at similar buildings...

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4 things retailers don’t want you to know about Black Friday
News 1 week ago
4 things retailers don’t want you to know about Black Friday

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Like the arrival of Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, each year retailers deliver a host of...

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Weak British retail sales flash ‘warning sign’ for crucial shopping season
News 1 week ago
Weak British retail sales flash ‘warning sign’ for crucial shopping season

British consumers have pulled back on splashing out for big ticket items and clothing and that’s a “warning’” for the retail industry as it’s...

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Where the big money is (and isn’t) made across the United States
News 1 week ago
Where the big money is (and isn’t) made across the United States

Obviously, it’s all relative. A family earning six-figures in San Francisco could very well be struggling to pay the bills, while a salary of $35...

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Here’s what could derail the global economic rebound, according to UBS
News 1 week ago
Here’s what could derail the global economic rebound, according to UBS

As 2018 forecast season revs up, the economists at UBS are out with a pretty gloomy assessment considering the booming growth the world has seen...

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To take the fight to Nike, Under Armour got too big too fast
News 2 weeks ago
To take the fight to Nike, Under Armour got too big too fast

Under Armour Inc. shares have fallen more than 17% in Tuesday trading after the athletic-gear company’s third-quarter revenue miss, but the bigger...

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This is how much Airbnb is driving up home prices and rents
News 3 weeks ago
This is how much Airbnb is driving up home prices and rents

Could the use of Airbnb increase home prices and rental rates? A new, not-yet-published working paper suggests the popular home-sharing service...

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This chart illustrates who still has access to the American dream (hint: probably not you)
News 3 weeks ago
This chart illustrates who still has access to the American dream (hint: probably not you)

American dream? Keep dreaming. Unless, of course, you’re breathing the rarefied air of the global elites, or maybe close enough to them to catch...

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‘I’m never moving again’: Why Americans are staying in their homes for longer
News 3 weeks ago
‘I’m never moving again’: Why Americans are staying in their homes for longer

You found your dream home. You won a bidding war. You wrestled reams of mortgage documents, kept your credit tidy, and waited patiently. You loaded...

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My father got married two months before he died and his new wife won’t return my calls
News 3 weeks ago
My father got married two months before he died and his new wife won’t return my calls

Dear Moneyologist, My father passed away of prostate cancer and he also had Alzheimer’s disease. He married his on-again, off-again girlfriend of...

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Sears will reconnect with its oldest customers with holiday Wish Book, but won’t attract new ones
News 3 weeks ago
Sears will reconnect with its oldest customers with holiday Wish Book, but won’t attract new ones

With all of the challenges Sears Holding Corp. is facing, a holiday catalog relaunch might not sound like the best way for it to spend money. But...

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Opinion: Investment was terrible in the third quarter
News 3 weeks ago
Opinion: Investment was terrible in the third quarter

U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 3% annual rate in the third quarter, but that happy headline masked a disturbing fact: It was a terrible...

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How can I save when rent is so high?
News 3 weeks ago
How can I save when rent is so high?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. This week’s question: “A huge portion of my income goes toward rent, and I already have a...

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