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Tiffany Is More Than a Store
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Tiffany Is More Than a Store

Once upon a time, Tiffany was the name of a person: Charles Lewis Tiffany, who, along with John B. Young, opened a "stationery and fancy goods...

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A London Warehouse District Hopes to Keep Its Edge
News 3 weeks ago
A London Warehouse District Hopes to Keep Its Edge

LONDON - Hackney Wick seems one of the few areas of London that's still on the cusp of gentrification. Around the corner from the Queen Elizabeth...

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GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits
News 3 weeks ago
GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits

Fall used to be Michael Baker's favorite time of year in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. Baker, the retired owner of a medical device distributor, would sit...

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WeWork May Lay Off Thousands
News 4 weeks ago
WeWork May Lay Off Thousands

WeWork is preparing to cut at least 4,000 people from its work force as it tries to stabilize itself after the company's breakneck growth racked up...

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Help! Renting a Vehicle Through Europcar Drove Me Crazy!
News 1 month ago
Help! Renting a Vehicle Through Europcar Drove Me Crazy!

When we first solicited reader stories of travel disasters, we immediately received four individual emails concerning Europcar, the rental car...

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Airbnb to Verify All Listings, C.E.O. Chesky Says
News 1 month ago
Airbnb to Verify All Listings, C.E.O. Chesky Says

Airbnb plans to conduct a comprehensive review of every property listed on its platform as part of a series of initiatives to give customers "peace...

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Barneys New York Closing Sales Have Started
News 1 month ago
Barneys New York Closing Sales Have Started

Days after Barneys New York was sold for pieces, the store-closing sales have started, with windows bearing signs that proclaim "Everything must be...

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Second Act for Shuttered Mills Revitalizes New England Towns
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Second Act for Shuttered Mills Revitalizes New England Towns

In 1997, David Moresi moved back home to North Adams, Mass., to renovate houses, a business he has expanded to include development and property...

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Even ‘Project Runway’ Couldn’t Save Zac Posen
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Even ‘Project Runway’ Couldn’t Save Zac Posen

Once upon a time, back in ye olde days of 2002, a young designer, just shy of 21 years old, was discovered by a store that was famous throughout...

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‘Retail Mayhem’: The Fight for Barneys Goes to Court
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‘Retail Mayhem’: The Fight for Barneys Goes to Court

It's D-Day for Barneys New York - and, potentially, the entire high fashion retail world. On Thursday, a bankruptcy court judge in Poughkeepsie, N....

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One Barneys Suitor Says Bid Accepted, but Chain Hopes for Another
News 1 month ago
One Barneys Suitor Says Bid Accepted, but Chain Hopes for Another

A firm that has been bidding for the struggling department store Barneys New York said on Thursday that its offer had been accepted, though no deal...

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After 15 Years, Dream Mall Finally Becomes a Reality
News 1 month ago
After 15 Years, Dream Mall Finally Becomes a Reality

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. - It has taken 15 years, three owners, two names and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of taxpayer incentives, but a...

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One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse
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One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse

When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last month, the fast fashion chain described its history in documents that read, at times, like a pitch for a...

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Inside the Nordstrom Dynasty
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Inside the Nordstrom Dynasty

Blake Nordstrom was a model Nordstrom. He was nice about being competitive and competitive about being nice. He would wish employees happy birthday...

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Toronto’s City of Tomorrow Is Scaled Back Amid Privacy Concerns
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Toronto’s City of Tomorrow Is Scaled Back Amid Privacy Concerns

It was supposed to be a sprawling "smart city" of tomorrow, with sensors tracking the speed of people crossing the streets and robots that could...

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When a Mortgage Is Part of Your Retirement Plan
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When a Mortgage Is Part of Your Retirement Plan

There is no mistaking how Eric Markowitz feels about borrowing money: "I hate debt," he said. Dr. Markowitz, a dentist in Washington, D. C., took...

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From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are Embracing Solar
News 2 months ago
From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are Embracing Solar

Target and Walmart are trying to out-green each other in proving to customers they are environmentally responsible businesses....

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A Dying Town, a Crumbling Hotel and the Water That Could Restore Both
News 3 months ago
A Dying Town, a Crumbling Hotel and the Water That Could Restore Both

Business leaders in Mineral Wells, Tex., are rallying behind a $65 million renovation plan to reopen the Baker Hotel and cement a downtown...

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Architecture Award Honors Five Women
News 3 months ago
Architecture Award Honors Five Women

The magazine Architectural Record is honoring five winners for outstanding achievement in the field in this year's Women in Architecture Awards,...

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The Second City Claims First in Architecture
News 3 months ago
The Second City Claims First in Architecture

Chicago’s leading provider of architecture tours has an expanded center, giving it a new visibility and a logical location, on the river....

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Pet Spa? Private Elevator? The Amenities Race Heats Up
News 3 months ago
Pet Spa? Private Elevator? The Amenities Race Heats Up

The luxury condominium and apartment market is in the midst of an amenities war. Pools, playrooms and yoga studios have become commonplace, forcing...

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Lord & Taylor Will Be Sold to Le Tote, a Clothing Rental Start-Up
News 3 months ago
Lord & Taylor Will Be Sold to Le Tote, a Clothing Rental Start-Up

The takeover of a venerable department store is an opportunity, its buyer says, to expand its rental offerings — and a sign of retail’s seismic...

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How Opportunity Zones and Co-Working Spaces Joined Forces
News 3 months ago
How Opportunity Zones and Co-Working Spaces Joined Forces

Opportunity zones were created to spur development in distressed neighborhoods, but developers in some areas are struggling to find tenants for...

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A Star Swedish Designer Ventures Into Real Estate Projects
News 4 months ago
A Star Swedish Designer Ventures Into Real Estate Projects

Stockholm - There is a lack of color but not warmth inside the design studio of Lotta Agaton, a high-profile Stockholm stylist and interior...

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The Charm, and Challenge, of Savannah
News 4 months ago
The Charm, and Challenge, of Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - In the annals of lengthy and arduous public reviews, a project along 54 acres of the Savannah River stands out. The development,...

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Of Barneys’ Bankruptcy, Pride and the Fall
News 4 months ago
Of Barneys’ Bankruptcy, Pride and the Fall

It has been striking, over the last few weeks, to watch the almost gleeful flow of reports and speculation about the maybe-probably-now-confirmed...

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Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy
News 4 months ago
Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy

Barneys NY, the department store chain that once defined a certain Manhattan creative cool, confirmed weeks of speculation by announcing at...

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Dean & DeLuca Sinks Further Into Debt
News 4 months ago
Dean & DeLuca Sinks Further Into Debt

Dean & DeLuca, the debt-ridden global chain of luxury food shops, has defaulted on federally mandated payments to former employees and stalled...

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New York State Officials Sue ‘Predatory’ Rent-to-Own Home Seller
News 4 months ago
New York State Officials Sue ‘Predatory’ Rent-to-Own Home Seller

Authorities in New York State are the latest regulators to crack down on what once was one of the nation's largest seller of rent-to-own homes. In...

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The Fed Just Cut Interest Rates. Here’s What That Means for You.
News 4 months ago
The Fed Just Cut Interest Rates. Here’s What That Means for You.

Americans juggle a lot of interest rates in their daily lives. They pay interest on car loans, credit card balances and mortgages. They earn...

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