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Eldorado buying Caesars in $17.3B cash-and-stock deal
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Eldorado buying Caesars in $17.3B cash-and-stock deal

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The...

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APNewsBreak: California launches anti-illegal pot campaign
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APNewsBreak: California launches anti-illegal pot campaign

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that...

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US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 3.84%
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US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 3.84%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for...

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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping
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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that recent worries about cautious consumers dragging on growth may...

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Peak real estate season is here -- and with it the hottest market since July 2018
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Peak real estate season is here -- and with it the hottest market since July 2018

The consensus among Western Washington brokers is pretty clear: The market is not as feverish as it was last year. But this spring's peak real...

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Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private
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Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private

NEW YORK (AP) - A group of shareholders of Saks Fifth Avenue's parent has made a cash offer to take the struggling department store chain private....

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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund
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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of...

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What $2,800 rents you in 12 cities including Seattle, San Francisco and Louisville
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What $2,800 rents you in 12 cities including Seattle, San Francisco and Louisville

In no other city in the country will you pay so much for so little space than in San Francisco. Of course, in no other city are jobs as plentiful...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average below 4%
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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average below 4%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fifth consecutive week, tipping the key 30-year loan average below 4% for the first...

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5 reasons to keep renting
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5 reasons to keep renting

You have a stable job and a solid nest egg. Time to buy a home, right? Not necessarily. Although homeownership can offer financial benefits like...

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US-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector
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US-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector

Pressure from the trade dispute between the U. S. and China is weighing on the retail sector, with shares of many in the industry falling in...

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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread
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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

NEW YORK (AP) - An escalating trade war between the U. S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing....

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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread
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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

NEW YORK (AP) - An escalating trade war between the U. S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing....

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Target's online game is on target
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Target's online game is on target

NEW YORK (AP) - An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer exceeded first quarter expectations on...

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J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter
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J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter

NEW YORK (AP) - J. C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store...

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Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April
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Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. retail sales declined last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies....

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Macy's digital transformation continues to fuel profit
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Macy's digital transformation continues to fuel profit

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's put up its sixth consecutive quarter of increases in comparable store sales fueled by its robust online business. The...

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Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
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Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's...

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The Latest: Amazon opens cash store as San Francisco votes
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The Latest: Amazon opens cash store as San Francisco votes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco vote on making retailers take cash (all times local): 11 a.m. Amazon Go has opened its first cash...

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Amazon to open first Go store that accepts cash
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Amazon to open first Go store that accepts cash

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's...

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Are retail jobs in a funk? It's complicated
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Are retail jobs in a funk? It's complicated

NEW YORK (AP) - The overall economy is adding jobs, but there's one spot that appears to be in a funk: retail. Overall, U. S. employers added 263...

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As car-sharing picks up in US, so do legislative battles
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As car-sharing picks up in US, so do legislative battles

PHOENIX (AP) - When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try...

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Starbucks raises 2019 profit outlook after earnings beat
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Starbucks raises 2019 profit outlook after earnings beat

Starbucks Corp. is raising its profit outlook for 2019 after better-than-expected results in its most recent quarter. The Seattle-based coffee...

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Report: Seattle is the best city for real estate agents -- largely independent of them
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Report: Seattle is the best city for real estate agents -- largely independent of them

Report: Seattle is the best city for real estate agents -- largely independent of them As the saying goes, nothing is more important in real estate...

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Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns
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Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns

NEW YORK (AP) - Kohl's wants you to skip the post office and bring your Amazon returns to its stores. The department store chain says it will...

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Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex
News 2 months ago
Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

NEW YORK (AP) - Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But...

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Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program
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Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food...

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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March
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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, as spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing...

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Investor’s dream? Own nearly half a block in Highland Park
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Investor’s dream? Own nearly half a block in Highland Park

If you've got developer chops, a hankering for a custom-made home, a combination of both -- and fairly deep pockets -- this unique opportunity to...

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Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites
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Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) - Lawmakers ventured thousands of miles from Washington to collect testimony Monday as advocates urge members of Congress to...

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