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Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning
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Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its...

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Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era
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Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era

Hotel owner and developer Danny Gaekwad survived steep drops in business after the 9/11 attacks and the recession of the late 2000s, but nothing...

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Open wide: US dentists quickly rebuild after virus shutdown
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Open wide: US dentists quickly rebuild after virus shutdown

U. S. dental offices are quickly bouncing back, but it won't be business as usual. Expect social distancing, layers of protective gear and a new...

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Virus pummels commercial real estate, could end long boom
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Virus pummels commercial real estate, could end long boom

Americans are likely to see more "for rent" signs in the coming months as many businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic abandon offices...

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Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus
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Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

In one quirky Alaska town, small sightseeing planes sit idle, the grand fireplace is dark at the usually bustling lodge, and the general store is...

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Citing virus, Valentino sues to get out of Fifth Ave. lease
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Citing virus, Valentino sues to get out of Fifth Ave. lease

Valentino wants out of New York's prestigious Fifth Avenue. The Italian fashion house is suing its landlord, hoping to break its lease early. It...

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From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'
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From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

From Macy's "Miracle on 34th Street" store to the World Trade Center's office towers, New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound...

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SDSU purchase of Mission Valley stadium site clears major hurdle, with City Council approval
News 2 weeks ago
SDSU purchase of Mission Valley stadium site clears major hurdle, with City Council approval

San Diego State University's longstanding plan for a satellite campus and new football stadium cleared a major hurdle Wednesday when the City...

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US retail sales likely recovered partly from record plunge
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US retail sales likely recovered partly from record plunge

U. S. retail sales likely recovered somewhat last month as the economy increasingly reopened from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus and more...

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Some stores end practice of locking up black beauty products
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Some stores end practice of locking up black beauty products

Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS Health say they will stop locking up beauty and hair care products aimed at black women and other women of color...

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Trump administration cuts oil, gas fees in hundreds of cases
News 3 weeks ago
Trump administration cuts oil, gas fees in hundreds of cases

The Trump administration has awarded energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U. S. lands and the Gulf of...

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Mall owner Simon scraps deal to buy Taubman due to pandemic
News 3 weeks ago
Mall owner Simon scraps deal to buy Taubman due to pandemic

The nation's biggest mall owner is backing out of a $3.6 billion deal to buy a major rival as the coronavirus pandemic shakes the retail economy....

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Average 30-year mortgage rates rose slightly to 3.18%
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Average 30-year mortgage rates rose slightly to 3.18%

Long-term mortgage rates increased slightly as the U.S. economy showed signs that worst might be over from the coronavirus recession...

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Walmart drops ammunition, firearms on display in some stores
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Walmart drops ammunition, firearms on display in some stores

Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off...

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Spending starting to improve, some retail sales rising
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Spending starting to improve, some retail sales rising

With countries starting to loosen lockdown restrictions, many nations are beginning to show spending improvements, according to Visa. Total U. S....

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Struggling to pay rent? San Diego to consider $61.9M relief fund
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Struggling to pay rent? San Diego to consider $61.9M relief fund

San Diego City Council is considering a nearly $62 million program to assist renters affected by COVID-19. The program, to be considered by the...

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Shoppers flock to Westfield UTC as more stores open in San Diego
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Shoppers flock to Westfield UTC as more stores open in San Diego

The Westfield UTC shopping mall - once a bastion of social gathering, dining and shopping in San Diego - might have been dead on opening weekend,...

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Forecast: San Diego rents to drop by 10%
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Forecast: San Diego rents to drop by 10%

A well-known real estate tracker is predicting a 10 percent drop in rents in San Diego County by the end of the year because of the economic...

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Will working from home become permanent?
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Will working from home become permanent?

Mark Zuckerberg is moving Facebook toward a substantially remote workforce over the next decade, making changes permanent that began in the past...

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Nordstrom's 1Q sales fell 40% as pandemic shuttered stores
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Nordstrom's 1Q sales fell 40% as pandemic shuttered stores

Upscale department store retailer Nordstrom reported Thursday that its sales plunged nearly 40% in its fiscal first quarter when the pandemic...

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US mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at all-time low 3.15%
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US mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at all-time low 3.15%

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the third time in the last few months since...

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Amazon won't say how many workers got COVID-19. So they're tracking it themselves
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Amazon won't say how many workers got COVID-19. So they're tracking it themselves

Usually Jana Jumpp works nights loading trucks at an Amazon facility the size of 28 football fields in Jeffersonville, Ind. Now, she spends them...

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Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat
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Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

A U. S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying...

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As reopening begins, will San Diego's brick-and-mortar retail recover from COVID's blow?
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As reopening begins, will San Diego's brick-and-mortar retail recover from COVID's blow?

San Diego retailers are reopening their doors just as Memorial Day arrives. But even the beautiful weather and extra time off may not bring stores...

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Macy's sees sales drop of at least 45% in 1Q due to pandemic
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Macy's sees sales drop of at least 45% in 1Q due to pandemic

Macy's is warning that it could lose more than a $1 billion during its first quarter after the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed retail operations...

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Big box rules: big retailers like Target thrive in outbreak
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Big box rules: big retailers like Target thrive in outbreak

Online sales at Target more than doubled as the pandemic put millions in lockdown during the first quarter, revealing further the critical role big...

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Pandemic claims yet another retailer: J.C. Penney
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Pandemic claims yet another retailer: J.C. Penney

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J. C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to...

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Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record
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Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record

Europe's biggest economy - drifted into a recession in the first quarter as shutdowns there and beyond started to bite. The 2.2% decline in the...

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A symbolic move? Friday’s retail reopen changes little for San Diego businesses
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A symbolic move? Friday’s retail reopen changes little for San Diego businesses

A little more than a year after opening, One Paseo, Carmel Valley's modern retail plaza, should be bustling with activity. Instead, most of the...

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US long-term mortgage rates mixed; 30-year loan at 3.26%

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, continuing to hover near all-time lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the...

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