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Economic Report: Retail sales pop again in June in good sign for consumer-driven U.S. economy
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Economic Report: Retail sales pop again in June in good sign for consumer-driven U.S. economy

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Wisdom of crowds? Ordinary Americans beat ‘experts’ in predicting mortgage rates
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Wisdom of crowds? Ordinary Americans beat ‘experts’ in predicting mortgage rates

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The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis
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The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis

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Some workers are paying $500 a month to get away from their co-workers
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Some workers are paying $500 a month to get away from their co-workers

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off the months-long back-to-school shopping season
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Amazon Prime Day kicks off the months-long back-to-school shopping season

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Outside the Box: This is the dark side of cities’ boasts about their low cost of living
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Outside the Box: This is the dark side of cities’ boasts about their low cost of living

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America’s housing market is competitive, unequal, and often just getting by. Just like us.
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America’s housing market is competitive, unequal, and often just getting by. Just like us.

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Target stores nationwide face long lines and frustrated customers amid widespread cash register outage
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Target stores nationwide face long lines and frustrated customers amid widespread cash register outage

A system outage at Target stores across the country has led to long lines and unhappy customers. TWTR, -0.52% Customers across the country have...

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Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat after weak China data, solid U.S. retail sales
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Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat after weak China data, solid U.S. retail sales

U. S. stocks fell Friday morning after a round of disappointing Chinese economic data, while tech shares were under pressure following lower...

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Every clothing store stock is down for the past month--Mitch Nolen
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Every clothing store stock is down for the past month--Mitch Nolen

Every clothing store stock is down over the past month, led by a 73.2% decline at J. Jill Inc., notes retail expert Mitch Nolen. Among the...

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More than half of community colleges are too expensive for low-income students
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More than half of community colleges are too expensive for low-income students

Lyric Young's financial experience in community college was luckier than most. Yet she is now struggling to afford to continue her education at a...

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The New York Post: Amazon refocuses interest in Manhattan office space after dropping Long Island City deal
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The New York Post: Amazon refocuses interest in Manhattan office space after dropping Long Island City deal

Amazon may have bid farewell to Queens, but it still "hearts" the Big Apple. After walking away from a deal to build a headquarters on the Queens...

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Saddled with student debt and high costs, millennials take haggling to a new, audacious level
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Saddled with student debt and high costs, millennials take haggling to a new, audacious level

Young consumers are blazing a trail of haggling far beyond flea markets. Elizabeth Willard Thames, 35, a financial writer based in Vermont, has...

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Britain’s biggest clothing retailer readies ambitious property move
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Britain’s biggest clothing retailer readies ambitious property move

Venerable British retailer Marks & Spencer is prepared to undertake new ventures that seek to unlock the value of the company's real-estate...

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The Conversation: You spend 41% more at the supermarket if you keep checking your phone
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The Conversation: You spend 41% more at the supermarket if you keep checking your phone

Are you constantly checking your phone when you're out and about? Do you have trouble resisting the lure of ever more screen time? If so, be...

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NerdWallet: 3 money-saving tips for buying a washing machine
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NerdWallet: 3 money-saving tips for buying a washing machine

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Following last year's news that the trade war with China had raised prices of washing...

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Cranking up the air conditioning at work freezes women’s productivity
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Cranking up the air conditioning at work freezes women’s productivity

Air conditioning often gets cranked up in offices during the summer. There's nothing like cranking up the office A/C to make workers lose their...

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The Ratings Game: Target shoppers who use same-day delivery at urban stores buy five times more items
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The Ratings Game: Target shoppers who use same-day delivery at urban stores buy five times more items

Target offers customers a variety of ways to get their items from stores, which the retailer says has driven sales. Target Corp. says urban...

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Four years, $13 million and dozens of hands: How ‘affordable housing’ gets made in America
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Four years, $13 million and dozens of hands: How ‘affordable housing’ gets made in America

Jennifer Sumler has lived in her apartment building on Cedar Street in the Takoma section of Washington, D. C., for her entire life, but the sound...

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Economic Report: Existing-home sales down for the second straight month in April
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Economic Report: Existing-home sales down for the second straight month in April

The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 5.19 million rate in April, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday....

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Fred’s is closing these 104 additional stores, with liquidation sales starting today
News 2 months ago
Fred’s is closing these 104 additional stores, with liquidation sales starting today

Fred's Inc. said Thursday it will close another 104 stores by the end of June, with liquidation sales beginning immediately, as the discount...

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Economic Report: Retail sales fall in April and show broad weakness in key part of the U.S. economy
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Economic Report: Retail sales fall in April and show broad weakness in key part of the U.S. economy

The numbers: Sales at U. S. retailers fell in April for the second time in three months, a sign that Americans are exercising caution over how much...

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Market Snapshot: Dow skids 160 points lower as retail sales disappoint and trade worries linger
News 2 months ago
Market Snapshot: Dow skids 160 points lower as retail sales disappoint and trade worries linger

U. S. stock indexes retreated Wednesday morning amid weaker-than-expected data on April retail sales, with investors' reaction amplified by...

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Tax Guy: Want to become a real-estate investor? Take one critical tax step first
News 2 months ago
Tax Guy: Want to become a real-estate investor? Take one critical tax step first

You as a real-estate investor are rightly concerned about exposure to all the various and sundry liabilities that property ownership can entail....

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After backlash, Amazon Go’s New York City store finally accepts cash
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After backlash, Amazon Go’s New York City store finally accepts cash

Sweetgreen is the latest business to reverse its 'no cash' payment policy. Cash is still king. New York City native Brett David, 39, prefers to pay...

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates tumble as one economist waves the white flag
News 2 months ago
Economic Report: Mortgage rates tumble as one economist waves the white flag

Rates for home loans slumped, another reminder of the "lower for longer" conditions that have dogged financial markets since the 2008 financial...

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Upgrade: Retire comfortably on $40,000 a year in these 4 lovely beach towns in Florida, Texas and Mississippi
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Upgrade: Retire comfortably on $40,000 a year in these 4 lovely beach towns in Florida, Texas and Mississippi

On the beach, and on a budget? MarketWatch looked at beach towns across America where the overall cost of living was significantly below average,...

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This is the alarming number of children in America who can’t afford food
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This is the alarming number of children in America who can’t afford food

A new study found that 97% of counties in America don't have adequate access to healthy food. (Getty Images/iStock). Millions of Americans don't...

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Livability: The 5 best affordable places to live in California
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Livability: The 5 best affordable places to live in California

Ventura, Calif., sits on the coast and has a lively downtown. Surf, sun and year-round moderate temperatures can sometimes come at a cost. With a...

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This is what Amazon gets out of its relationship with Kohl’s
News 2 months ago
This is what Amazon gets out of its relationship with Kohl’s

Experts say the partnership with Kohl's yields a number of benefits for Amazon, including cost savings on the returns process. Cost savings, bricks...

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