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Bon-Ton to close its remaining department stores, putting 24,000 out of work
News 5 days ago
Bon-Ton to close its remaining department stores, putting 24,000 out of work

Department-store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will begin closing down its remaining stores and go out of business after a bankruptcy judge said she...

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This is the one retail category that doesn’t have too many stores
News 5 days ago
This is the one retail category that doesn’t have too many stores

The number of home improvement retail locations actually fell 1.1% year-over-year, according to UBS analysts, serving as one of the few examples of...

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What Starbucks said the last time it closed its stores for an afternoon
News 6 days ago
What Starbucks said the last time it closed its stores for an afternoon

When Starbucks shuts its doors for an afternoon next month for an employee training on racial bias, it will have been a decade, three months and...

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Walmart takes on dollar stores with lower prices
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Walmart takes on dollar stores with lower prices

Walmart Inc. is taking on dollar stores in the area where they historically have been most competitive — price. Big Lots Inc. BIG, +1.90%, Dollar...

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Home builder confidence slides for fourth straight month
News 1 week ago
Home builder confidence slides for fourth straight month

The numbers: The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence gauge ticked down one point to a reading of 69 in April, the group said...

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Nordstrom’s new men’s store will be staffed 24 hours for all-night pickups
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Nordstrom’s new men’s store will be staffed 24 hours for all-night pickups

Nordstrom Inc. is opening a men’s store in Midtown this week — and it’s designed for customers on the go. The new, 47,000-square-foot store at 235...

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Now Zillow won’t just show you a home — it will sell it to you
News 1 week ago
Now Zillow won’t just show you a home — it will sell it to you

Get ready for the internet to change the way you buy and sell a home. If you’ve heard that before, you’re not alone. Real estate has been ready for...

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101 simple ways to spend less and save more
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101 simple ways to spend less and save more

No matter what you’re saving money for—whether it’s to build up an emergency fund, pay off debt faster or plan ahead for a big vacation or first...

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One reason why Bed Bath & Beyond has problems competing—stores are ‘a mess’
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One reason why Bed Bath & Beyond has problems competing—stores are ‘a mess’

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is still struggling in an otherwise thriving home-goods retail sector for a variety of reasons laid out by analysts, with...

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America’s most hipster city (based on vegan restaurants, coffee shops, record stores)
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America’s most hipster city (based on vegan restaurants, coffee shops, record stores)

If you knew about this list way before it became popular, you just might live in Portland, Oregon. That’s because the City of Roses, in all its...

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Mortgage rates hold steady through bond market churn
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Mortgage rates hold steady through bond market churn

Rates for home loans were little changed in the April 12 week, extending some breathing room to home buyers ahead of what's likely to be a...

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Carpetright shares fall on plan to close sites, raise £60 million
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Carpetright shares fall on plan to close sites, raise £60 million

Shares in Carpetright PLC fell 17% in early trade Thursday, after the company said that it plans to close at least 92 sites and to raise around 60...

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This fashion brand is up nearly 59% over the last month with help from J.Lo
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This fashion brand is up nearly 59% over the last month with help from J.Lo

Shares of Guess Inc. have soared 58.5% in the last month, and analysts say the company has famous names, like Jennifer Lopez, to thank for the...

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In these cities, homeowners earn more per hour from rising property prices than minimum-wage workers
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In these cities, homeowners earn more per hour from rising property prices than minimum-wage workers

Home prices are rising so fast in certain markets that homeowners essentially make a sizable second income from their properties alone. Homes in...

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Stocks relinquish gains in late trade to end slightly higher
News 2 weeks ago
Stocks relinquish gains in late trade to end slightly higher

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE U.S. stocks pare most of the gains in the final minutes of trading, closing only slightly higher on Monday following news...

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These are the DVDs that kept the post office busiest in each of Netflix’s first 20 years
News 2 weeks ago
These are the DVDs that kept the post office busiest in each of Netflix’s first 20 years

DVDs represented just a drop in the bucket of Netflix Inc.’s $11.7 billion in revenue last year, but they play a starring role in the company’s...

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Buyer traffic rising as real-estate agents report concern over mortgage rates, inventory
News 2 weeks ago
Buyer traffic rising as real-estate agents report concern over mortgage rates, inventory

Just when you thought the housing market couldn’t get any hotter, the prospect of rising mortgage rates had buyers even more frenzied in March,...

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Amazon impact on economy visible in March jobs report
News 2 weeks ago
Amazon impact on economy visible in March jobs report

Not for the first time, Amazon’s impact on the economy is clearly visible in the monthly jobs report. Breaking down the March nonfarm-payrolls...

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How to save on clothes and look great
News 2 weeks ago
How to save on clothes and look great

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Buying used clothes at thrift stores might seem like a smart way to slash your spending —...

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America’s new great migration in search of lower property taxes
News 2 weeks ago
America’s new great migration in search of lower property taxes

Rich Harty, co-owner of Chicago-based Harty Realty Group, has an unusual business model. As an exclusive buyer’s agent, Harty has spent the past...

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Smart strategies for single women trying to buy a home
News 2 weeks ago
Smart strategies for single women trying to buy a home

The real estate website Estately recently conducted a study showing how the continued gender wage gap in America affects home affordability and...

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Steam showers and heated floors can boost a home’s selling price by up to 30%
News 2 weeks ago
Steam showers and heated floors can boost a home’s selling price by up to 30%

Does your master bathroom have a steam shower? If you’re not including that in your home’s listing when you go to sell, you could be leaving...

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Longtime Macy’s CFO Karen Hoguet to retire
News 2 weeks ago
Longtime Macy’s CFO Karen Hoguet to retire

Macy’s Inc. finance chief Karen Hoguet will retire within the next year, after more than 20 years in the role. Macy’s M, +3.79% said it is...

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H&M gets hit with the ‘Amazon effect’
News 2 weeks ago
H&M gets hit with the ‘Amazon effect’

H&M’s trend-responsive fast-fashion strategy wasn’t quick enough to elude the “Amazon effect.” Hennes & Mauritz HMB,-0.88% reported last week in...

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Home prices go through the roof, defying forecast of tax-law hit
News 2 weeks ago
Home prices go through the roof, defying forecast of tax-law hit

Home prices picked up steam in the first few months of the year, according to a report out Tuesday, defying expectations of a slowdown in price...

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This city is setting the bar for being retiree-friendly
News 2 weeks ago
This city is setting the bar for being retiree-friendly

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Imagine moving to the best neighborhood in your town. You live across from a park with...

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White House investigates EPA chief Pruitt over sweet rental deal
News 3 weeks ago
White House investigates EPA chief Pruitt over sweet rental deal

The White House is conducting a review of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s activities after reports that he had rented...

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These investors are sticking with retailers despite the ‘apocalypse’
News 3 weeks ago
These investors are sticking with retailers despite the ‘apocalypse’

Leveraged buyouts, or LBOs, may be out of style in the retail sector, but seasoned investors watching the changing industry could find...

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Retirees will face tough decisions with reverse mortgages
News 3 weeks ago
Retirees will face tough decisions with reverse mortgages

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. The millions of Americans who haven’t saved enough money for retirement still have a...

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night Washington rental called into question
News 3 weeks ago
EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night Washington rental called into question

EPA chief Scott Pruitt paid just $50 a night to crash in a condo co-owned by the wife of a lobbyist with clients regulated by his agency — a huge...

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