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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Ease Shortage Of Affordable Housing In California
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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Ease Shortage Of Affordable Housing In California

Apple has pledged $2.5 billion to support affordable housing in California. The move follows similar initiatives by Big Tech to fend off criticism...

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How Some Companies In Germany Are Trying To Cut Down On The Number Of Retail Returns
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How Some Companies In Germany Are Trying To Cut Down On The Number Of Retail Returns

The rise of online retail has meant the rise of online returns. One country where that is particularly apparent is Germany. Some companies there...

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WeWork And The Future Of Coworking
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WeWork And The Future Of Coworking

WeWork's name had become synonymous with coworking and it had plans to go public. Until investors had the opportunity to look at the company's...

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Trump Says He May Put His Washington Hotel On The Market
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Trump Says He May Put His Washington Hotel On The Market

The hotel was developed at the opulent Old Post Office building and has been at the center of complaints that Trump and his family are profiting...

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Nordstrom Bets On A Big NYC Store As Other Retailers Close Across U.S.
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Nordstrom Bets On A Big NYC Store As Other Retailers Close Across U.S.

Nordstrom Bets On A Big Store In New York Amid Retail Slowdown The luxury department store chain is opening a 320,000- square-foot store in...

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The Future And Past Of Barneys
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The Future And Past Of Barneys

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with New York Times Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman about the closure of Barneys stores. NPR's Lulu Garcia...

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Forever 21 Reveals The Flaws Of Fast Fashion
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Forever 21 Reveals The Flaws Of Fast Fashion

The most recent retail sales numbers suggest American consumers are pulling back. Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and revealed some big flaws in...

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Bostonians Lament Loss Of 137-Year-Old Pub And Its Trove Of History
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Bostonians Lament Loss Of 137-Year-Old Pub And Its Trove Of History

Doyle's Café has been in business since 1882, but the owner is closing up shop later this month. Locals are portraying this as yet another nail in...

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Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy, May Close Up To 178 U.S. Stores
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Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy, May Close Up To 178 U.S. Stores

Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy, May Close Up To 178 U. S. Stores Forever 21 may close 178 U.S. stores during bankruptcy proceedings. Started by a...

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Why More Online Retailers Are Opening Brick-And-Mortar Locations
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Why More Online Retailers Are Opening Brick-And-Mortar Locations

Increasingly, online stores are opening up physical brick and mortar stores as a way to attract more sales. This new trend is called Clicks to...

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Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Stores Meant To Emphasize Convenience
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Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Stores Meant To Emphasize Convenience

Amazon is opening new stores - in the real world. And in true Big Tech fashion the experience is meant to emphasize convenience. All you need to do...

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California's Plan To Cap Rent Increases Could Drive Up Prices In The Long Run
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California's Plan To Cap Rent Increases Could Drive Up Prices In The Long Run

Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies...

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Planet Money: Moving To Opportunity?
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Planet Money: Moving To Opportunity?

Planet Money: How much does where you live affect your shot at the American Dream? An overlooked government program from the nineties tried to...

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Inglewood Community Fights Gentrification Driven By Tech Boom
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Inglewood Community Fights Gentrification Driven By Tech Boom

Los Angeles County's tech boom is gentrifying the city of Inglewood, which investors had historically overlooked. African American residents there...

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Costco Opens In Shanghai, Shuts Early Owing To Massive Crowds
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Costco Opens In Shanghai, Shuts Early Owing To Massive Crowds

Costco said it is now limiting the number of customers in its warehouse to 2,000. Local police were helping to manage the crowds, and photos from...

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Lord & Taylor Sold To Online Clothing Rental Startup For $100 Million
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Lord & Taylor Sold To Online Clothing Rental Startup For $100 Million

Lord & Taylor, considered to be the oldest U. S. department store, is being sold to an online clothing-rental startup called Le Tote for $100...

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Tenants Pushed Out As Developers Buy Single-Room-Occupancy Properties
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Tenants Pushed Out As Developers Buy Single-Room-Occupancy Properties

Single room occupancy housing, or SROs, have been a crucial place to live for low-income renters. The units are being threatened by developers...

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Used Clothing Offers Fresh Hope For 2 Struggling Department Stores
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Used Clothing Offers Fresh Hope For 2 Struggling Department Stores

In their latest gasp for fresh ideas, Macy's and J. C. Penney made the same choice: A tie-up with ThredUp, the largest online store for second-hand...

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What New Tariffs Mean For Shoppers
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What New Tariffs Mean For Shoppers

Once again, economists and retailers warn that the prices customers see in stores might go up in the months ahead. Once again, economists and...

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New Study Examines The Role Of Private Equity In Dismantling Retail Businesses
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New Study Examines The Role Of Private Equity In Dismantling Retail Businesses

A new study shows that private equity firms have hastened the failure and liquidation of retail businesses. Host Scott Simon talks with its co...

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The U.S. Has Nearly 1.9 Billion Acres Of Land. Here's How It Is Used
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The U.S. Has Nearly 1.9 Billion Acres Of Land. Here's How It Is Used

The U. S. Has Nearly 1.9 Billion Acres Of Land. Here's How It Is Used The U.S. is a big place, nearly 1.9 billion acres. Stacey Vanek Smith and...

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ProPublica Report: Black Americans Lose Big Under Longtime Property Provision
Blog 4 months ago
ProPublica Report: Black Americans Lose Big Under Longtime Property Provision

ProPublica Report: NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to ProPublica reporter Lizzie Presser about heirs property, a form of land ownership that has cost...

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Toys
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Toys"R"Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

Toys"R"Us Relaunches Its Stores In Time For The 2019 Holiday Season More than a year after filing for bankruptcy, the chain is relaunching in Texas...

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Critics Question Trump Tax Plan Meant To Boost Struggling Communities
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Critics Question Trump Tax Plan Meant To Boost Struggling Communities

Amid a booming economy, some parts of the country still struggle. President Trump and lawmakers are promoting a tax program to boost investment in...

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Eldorado Resorts Buys Caesars For $17.3 Billion
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Eldorado Resorts Buys Caesars For $17.3 Billion

Caesars Merger: Casino Is Bought By Eldorado Resorts For $17 Billion To acquire the venerable Caesars name and properties, Eldorado will part with ...

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NYC's Controversial New Rent Measures Could Spread To The Rest Of The State
Blog 5 months ago
NYC's Controversial New Rent Measures Could Spread To The Rest Of The State

Some Landlords Don't Want Any New Rent Regulations In New York State As tenants embrace protections in New York state's new rent regulations,...

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Business Leaders Converge On Office Of U.S. Trade Representative Over Tariff Concerns
Blog 5 months ago
Business Leaders Converge On Office Of U.S. Trade Representative Over Tariff Concerns

Business Leaders Converge On Office Of U. S. Trade Representative Over Tariff Concerns NPR's Audie Cornish talks with American Apparel & Footwear...

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Flexible Workspaces Could Be The Future For More Americans In The Next Decade
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Flexible Workspaces Could Be The Future For More Americans In The Next Decade

WeWork has been cropping up in cities all over the world. And now, it's planning to go public. More and more Americans are expected to work from...

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San Francisco Community Rallies To Save Historic Comedy Club
Blog 5 months ago
San Francisco Community Rallies To Save Historic Comedy Club

Punch Line, the oldest comedy club San Francisco, may be the next casualty in the city's steady march from bohemian enclave to tech office park....

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Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training
Blog 5 months ago
Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training

Sephora cosmetics stores underwent training this week after singer SZA said she was racially profiled in one of their stores. Experts in the field...

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