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No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store
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No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

NEW YORK - Amazon is aiming to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, the...

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A rare miss for Walmart to end the year
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A rare miss for Walmart to end the year

NEW YORK - Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season. Violent social...

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US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January
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US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January

WASHINGTON - U. S. retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in January, a slight improvement over December, as unseasonably warm weather boosted sales at...

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Many winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle
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Many winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle

SEATTLE - Many residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and February...

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Retailers try clothing rental, but will it be a good fit?
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Retailers try clothing rental, but will it be a good fit?

Renting clothes could be the future of fashion - or it could just be a fad. But traditional retailers can no longer afford to wait on the sidelines...

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2nd big mall deal in as many weeks; Simon buys Taubman
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2nd big mall deal in as many weeks; Simon buys Taubman

The Simon Property Group will buy mall operator Taubman Realty in a deal valued at around $3.6 billion as those properties continue to struggle...

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So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise
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So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

LAKE PLACID, N. Y. - Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic...

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Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs
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Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs

NEW YORK - Macy's said Tuesday it is closing 125 of its least productive stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department store...

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Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21
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Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21

A consortium of buyers, including mall owners Simon Property Group, Brookfield Property Partners, are bidding $81 million for Forever 21, the...

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Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal
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Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and...

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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December
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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December

WASHINGTON - U. S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, evidence that Americans were willing to spend during the winter holidays after a...

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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities
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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities

DETROIT - Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops and hiring local workers. The Seattle...

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Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area
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Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

SEATTLE - One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it's upping that by half...

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Target, like other retailers, did not have a Merry Christmas
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Target, like other retailers, did not have a Merry Christmas

Target reported a rare shortfall in holiday sales, raising concerns about the challenges ahead for the traditional retail industry even as the...

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Kohl's, Penney report holiday sales declines
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Kohl's, Penney report holiday sales declines

NEW YORK - Mall-based retailers J. C. Penney, Kohl's and Victoria's Secret parent reported sales declines for the holiday season, underscoring...

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Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option
News 2 months ago
Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option

If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that's 2 to 3 years old, pay cash and drive it until the wheels fall off. The least frugal...

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Champagne and shoes: Luxury stores adapt to changing shopper
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Champagne and shoes: Luxury stores adapt to changing shopper

NEW YORK - To get that monogram tote bag by Louis Vuitton or leather Flashtrek sneakers by Gucci, the go-to place had been luxury department stores...

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San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets
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San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets

SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city...

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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
News 2 months ago
New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

NEW YORK - Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling...

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Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery
News 3 months ago
Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery

NEW YORK - This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more...

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Providing a unique experience is retailers’ holiday strategy
News 3 months ago
Providing a unique experience is retailers’ holiday strategy

NEW YORK - As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this...

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Macy's cuts outlook for the year with holidays around corner
News 3 months ago
Macy's cuts outlook for the year with holidays around corner

NEW YORK - There's more trouble for the nation's malls heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. A slew of mall-based clothing retailers...

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Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens
News 3 months ago
Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

BEIRUT - On one of Beirut's main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales,...

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Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang
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Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang

NEW YORK - Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests...

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Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease
News 3 months ago
Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease

NEW YORK - The kombucha and beer on tap flow freely. The milk-and-cookie happy hours, yoga sessions and waffle Mondays continue as usual. WeWork's...

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Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals
News 3 months ago
Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals

JERSEY CITY, N. J. - Airbnb was dealt another setback in one of its most important markets Tuesday as voters in a New Jersey city just a few...

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Barneys New York officially being sold piece by piece
News 3 months ago
Barneys New York officially being sold piece by piece

NEW YORK - Barneys New York, which once reigned in the world of high fashion, is now being sold piece by piece. The iconic department store...

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Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage
News 4 months ago
Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage

NOVATO, Calif. - One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got disoriented,...

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Online thrift stores give deal-hunters new ways to score
News 4 months ago
Online thrift stores give deal-hunters new ways to score

NEW YORK - It's not just eBay anymore. A slew of websites and apps act as virtual thrift stores for vintage devotees, deal hunters and those just...

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Hudson's Bay being taken private by shareholder group
News 4 months ago
Hudson's Bay being taken private by shareholder group

NEW YORK - Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the...

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