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Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience
News 2 weeks ago
Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience

On Friday and Saturday, people lined up down the block to enter Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago - not for a famous speaker or a big event, but to...

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Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V.
News 1 month ago
Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V.

Since selling their home in Fort Collins, Colo., in September 2018, Tom and Mona Mesereau have logged 18,000 miles through 30 states in their 32...

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Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up African-American Beauty Products
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Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up African-American Beauty Products

Walmart will end its practice of locking up African-American beauty care products in glass cases, the retail giant said on Wednesday after a fresh...

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Pandemic Threatens to Upend a Thriving Real Estate Model
News 1 month ago
Pandemic Threatens to Upend a Thriving Real Estate Model

"Is water wet?" Will Gilson is blunt when asked whether it's particularly challenging to open three restaurants in the middle of a pandemic. But...

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Beverly Hills, Buckhead, SoHo: The New Sites of Urban Unrest
News 1 month ago
Beverly Hills, Buckhead, SoHo: The New Sites of Urban Unrest

In the years since American cities erupted in anger in the 1960s, many of the conditions that fueled that unrest - even with the ideas drafted to...

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Stock Markets in Asia Fail to Sustain Wall Street Rally: Live Business Updates
News 1 month ago
Stock Markets in Asia Fail to Sustain Wall Street Rally: Live Business Updates

Retail sales fell 16.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. That followed an 8.3 percent drop in March, producing by far the...

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Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana
News 2 months ago
Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday vacated 287 oil and gas leases on almost 150,000 of acres of land in Montana, ruling that the Trump...

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Macy’s Plans to Reopen All of Its 775 Stores in 6 to 8 Weeks
News 2 months ago
Macy’s Plans to Reopen All of Its 775 Stores in 6 to 8 Weeks

"No touch" consultations will be the rule at beauty counters. Ear piercing, bra fittings and alterations will be temporarily suspended. Fitting...

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Online Auction to Aid Comic-Book Shops Raises Over $430,000
News 2 months ago
Online Auction to Aid Comic-Book Shops Raises Over $430,000

A grass-roots charity auction on Twitter in support of comic-book retailers whose businesses have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic has...

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Coronavirus Cases at D.C. Whole Foods Highlight Risks Facing Grocery Workers
News 2 months ago
Coronavirus Cases at D.C. Whole Foods Highlight Risks Facing Grocery Workers

WASHINGTON - An outbreak of coronavirus infections at an upscale Whole Foods in the heart of the nation's capital has focused attention on the...

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Community Gardens Adapt to the Pandemic
News 3 months ago
Community Gardens Adapt to the Pandemic

The first Saturday in April was still opening day for Tehuti Ma'at Community Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, even with the stay-at-home order...

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Just When They’re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks
News 3 months ago
Just When They’re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks

SEATTLE - Providers of health care in the nation's poorest neighborhoods are used to toiling below the radar, treating chronic diseases and other...

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Trader Joe's Faces a Labor Fight During Coronavirus Crisis
News 3 months ago
Trader Joe's Faces a Labor Fight During Coronavirus Crisis

On March 23, as the coronavirus pandemic put grocery workers on the front lines of a public health crisis, Trader Joe's sent a memo to store...

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No Crowds. No Flying Fish. Coronavirus Empties Pike Place Market.
News 3 months ago
No Crowds. No Flying Fish. Coronavirus Empties Pike Place Market.

SEATTLE - Once you take in that there are hardly any people around, the quiet hits you. The street musicians are gone. Jonny Hahn, who rolled his...

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