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Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut in early 2020
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Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut in early 2020

NEW YORK (AP) - Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed in the first half of 2020. The women's clothing chain announced earlier...

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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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‘We had executional misses’ —  Nordstrom reports decline in profits and sales
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‘We had executional misses’ —  Nordstrom reports decline in profits and sales

Barely a day after confirming the opening date for its massive new flagship store in New York City, Nordstrom reported a sharp drop in first...

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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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As Seattle’s new hotels roll out automation to serve guests, workers worry
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As Seattle’s new hotels roll out automation to serve guests, workers worry

A couple of months ago, Justin Adsuara was surprised to see a waist-height robot scooting through the hallways of the Embassy Suites by Hilton. The...

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I.M. Pei, Architect Who Designed Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102
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I.M. Pei, Architect Who Designed Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102

His son Li Chung Pei said on Thursday that his father had died overnight, the New York Times reported. Pei gave "this century some of its most...

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Downfall: Defunct steelmaker’s global HQ to be imploded
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Downfall: Defunct steelmaker’s global HQ to be imploded

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Hank Barnette rode an elevator to the top floor of Martin Tower, walked to the empty spot where his office once stood and...

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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 customers could start to feel impact of trade war
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Macy’s customers could start to feel impact of trade war

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's customers may finally start to feel the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Like many department stores...

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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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Dick’s Drive-In in Kent may be spared from destruction as Sound Transit searches for new maintenance site
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Dick’s Drive-In in Kent may be spared from destruction as Sound Transit searches for new maintenance site

After community outcry, Sound Transit might drop the new Dick's Drive-In in Kent from the list of possible sites for a light-rail maintenance base....

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NYC closing Kushner loophole landlords use to dodge scrutiny
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NYC closing Kushner loophole landlords use to dodge scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City lawmakers voted Wednesday to close the "Kushner loophole" that critics say encourages landlords to file false...

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Tim Cook hopes Apple’s $30 million rehab of D.C.’s Carnegie Library will do more than sell iPhones
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Tim Cook hopes Apple’s $30 million rehab of D.C.’s Carnegie Library will do more than sell iPhones

WASHINGTON - As a company, Apple is less focused on selling stuff. It doesn't sell as many iPhones as it once did and is more focused on selling...

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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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Walmart’s push for advanced technology has workers asking how they’ll coexist with robots
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Walmart’s push for advanced technology has workers asking how they’ll coexist with robots

BONNEY LAKE, Pierce County - When an autonomous floor scrubber was rolled out in Walmart's Bonney Lake store last month, shoppers mistook the teal...

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Speaking of Business: Some ‘good news’ on 737 — ‘we have a lot of flat land’ to store fuselages
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Speaking of Business: Some ‘good news’ on 737 — ‘we have a lot of flat land’ to store fuselages

Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile, discussing the 737 MAX fuselages the company must store while Boeing works to get FAA approval to fly the jet...

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El Corazon, site of first Pearl Jam show, may be demolished
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El Corazon, site of first Pearl Jam show, may be demolished

As the fate of the Showbox remains uncertain, it appears another one of the city's long-running music venues is facing demolition. According to a...

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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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Close to South Lake Union’s high-tech bustle, a retired recycler runs a blue-collar preserve
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Close to South Lake Union’s high-tech bustle, a retired recycler runs a blue-collar preserve

When Henry Romano first saw the vacant shop space in the little business park on Westlake Avenue, just south of the Fremont Bridge, it seemed a...

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Stop & Shop workers reach new deal after strike
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Stop & Shop workers reach new deal after strike

BOSTON (AP) - Unionized supermarket workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have ratified a new contract that came out of an 11-day...

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Property owners protest pipeline procurement process
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Property owners protest pipeline procurement process

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - Much to Gary Erb's chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township,...

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Sudden closure of outdoors retailer Ascent Outdoors and Ascent Cycles shocks employees and customers
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Sudden closure of outdoors retailer Ascent Outdoors and Ascent Cycles shocks employees and customers

After 23 years of serving the outdoors community, gear retailer Ascent Outdoors has permanently closed its stores in Redmond and Ballard and its...

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Amazon again expands in Bellevue with lease of two future towers
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Amazon again expands in Bellevue with lease of two future towers

This is a story you may feel like you've read recently, but it's new again: Amazon is expanding in Bellevue in a big way. Earlier this month, news...

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Amazon posts first jobs for new Virginia headquarters, says project is ahead of schedule
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Amazon posts first jobs for new Virginia headquarters, says project is ahead of schedule

Amazon posted the first job listings Monday for its new Virginia headquarters and said it is moving two vice presidents from Seattle there to...

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When Office Buildings Go Beyond Green
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When Office Buildings Go Beyond Green

Developers and landlords have for decades sought green certification to help them attain a level of sustainability that can make their buildings...

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Amazon grabs large downtown Bellevue property next to transit hub
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Amazon grabs large downtown Bellevue property next to transit hub

Amazon is again adding to its real estate portfolio in Bellevue, this time acquiring a central parcel that could accommodate the tallest towers in...

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Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million
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Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

BOSTON (AP) - The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended...

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Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales
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Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to ban tobacco sales to minors several weeks after a federal official called the drugstore chain a top violator of laws...

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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 said Thursday it...

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