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Albertsons to Buy Meal-Kit Company Plated
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Albertsons to Buy Meal-Kit Company Plated

Albertsons Cos. is buying the Plated meal-kit service, the first acquisition of a prepared-meals company by a national grocery chain as...

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How to Lure Online Shoppers to the Mall? Ski Slopes, Aquariums, Spas
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How to Lure Online Shoppers to the Mall? Ski Slopes, Aquariums, Spas

As the West grapples with a decline in brick-and-mortar retail, Dubai’s mega malls are becoming entertainment destinations for the whole family.

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U.S. Housing Starts Fell, Permits Rose in August
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U.S. Housing Starts Fell, Permits Rose in August

U.S. housing starts slipped again in August, but building permits rebounded.

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U.S. Retail Sales Fell in August
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U.S. Retail Sales Fell in August

Spending at U.S. retailers fell in August with consumers buying fewer goods at home-improvement stores, car dealerships and online.

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Nordstrom Tries On a New Look: Stores Without Merchandise
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Nordstrom Tries On a New Look: Stores Without Merchandise

Nordstrom is opening a store where shoppers will be able to enjoy manicures, beer and on-site tailoring. Something it won’t have: racks of clothes.

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Shift From DIY Renovations Hurts Paint Profits
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Shift From DIY Renovations Hurts Paint Profits

With a strengthening housing market, low unemployment and rising incomes, homeowners forsake DIY projects and leave painting to the pros.

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How Kirkland Signature Became One of Costco's Biggest Success Stories
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How Kirkland Signature Became One of Costco's Biggest Success Stories

Costco has leveraged its Kirkland Signature label to attract shoppers and challenge manufacturers. Now generating about a quarter of the company’s...

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Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service
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Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service

Disney intends to offer its Marvel and Star Wars properties through the subscription video service it is planning to launch in 2019, rather than...

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Allegiant Air Ventures Into Real Estate
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Allegiant Air Ventures Into Real Estate

Low-cost airline Allegiant Travel will venture into real estate with a sprawling resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast, even as hotel development slows...

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Amazon Cuts Grocery Prices at Whole Foods
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Amazon Cuts Grocery Prices at Whole Foods

Amazon marked its takeover of Whole Foods by cutting grocery prices and advertising its Amazon Echo devices at a steep discount in many of the...

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Perfumania Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
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Perfumania Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Mall-based retailer chain Perfumania Holdings has sought chapter 11 protection with plans to reorganize around its better-performing stores.

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SoftBank Finalizes $4.4 Billion WeWork Investment
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SoftBank Finalizes $4.4 Billion WeWork Investment

SSoftBank Group Corp. has finalized a deal to invest $4.4 billion in office-sharing company WeWork Cos., a massive deal that demonstrates the...

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Apparel Retailers Pushing Discounts to Win Customers
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Apparel Retailers Pushing Discounts to Win Customers

Clothing retailers hurt by declines in mall traffic showed encouraging signs in their most recent results as they leaned on discounts and marketing...

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Housing Starts Plunge Despite Strong Demand
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Housing Starts Plunge Despite Strong Demand

U.S. housing starts declined in July for the fourth time in five months, driven by a decline in multifamily housing construction that is likely to...

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Store Closings Weigh on J.C. Penney
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Store Closings Weigh on J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney posted a wider quarterly loss, as liquidation sales at stores it closed during the period weighed on the company’s results.

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Macy's Earnings: What to Watch
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Macy's Earnings: What to Watch

Macy’s Inc., a bellwether for department store chains, is scheduled to report second-quarter results before the market opens on Thursday.

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Beyond Bankruptcy: How Failed Stores Come Back Online
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Beyond Bankruptcy: How Failed Stores Come Back Online

Investors are snapping up a series of fashion retailers that recently went bankrupt, betting fickle consumers who long ago stopped visiting their...

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AutoNation Opens Used-Car Center as Margins Slip
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AutoNation Opens Used-Car Center as Margins Slip

The nation’s largest dealership group opened its first “AutoNation USA” used-car center this week, a store playing central role a series of moves...

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Supermarkets Face a Growing Problem: Too Much Space
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Supermarkets Face a Growing Problem: Too Much Space

A massive build-out by retailers has left the country piled up with grocery shelves as consumers shift from big weekly shopping trips to more...

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Country Stores, a New England Institution, Are Going Dark
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Country Stores, a New England Institution, Are Going Dark

Across New England, classic rural general stores are on the decline amid new competition, especially from online shopping and chain dollar stores....

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U.S. Housing Starts Rose in June
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U.S. Housing Starts Rose in June

U.S. housing starts rebounded last month, signaling positive momentum for home builders trying to meet solid buyer demand.

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Robots Take Over Retail Jobs
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Robots Take Over Retail Jobs

The U.S. retail industry’s 16 million workers are at risk of seeing their jobs replaced by automation as large chains, under pressure from Amazon,...

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Property Developers Push for Open Drinking on City Streets
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Property Developers Push for Open Drinking on City Streets

More cities are allowing patrons to walk around with open containers to generate buzz in retail spots. The hope: that lively atmospheres will...

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Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California
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Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California

Freight-services startup Flexport Inc. is stepping off the cloud and into the real world. The San Francisco-based firm, which helps customers...

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The Problem With China's Economic Growth
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The Problem With China's Economic Growth

Domestic demand fueled 6.9% expansion in the second quarter, beating forecasts, but real estate fueled much of the growth and Beijing hasn’t yet...

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China Blocks Big Banks From Lending to Dalian Wanda
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China Blocks Big Banks From Lending to Dalian Wanda

Chinese regulators have ordered the nation’s big banks to put the brakes on loans to Dalian Wanda Group, the giant property and entertainment...

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Why Is Venice Beach's Housing Supply Shrinking?
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Why Is Venice Beach's Housing Supply Shrinking?

Some of the toughest places to build new housing in the U.S. are older urban, low-rise neighborhoods like Venice, Calif., where some residents...

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Two VIP Billionaires Teamed Up to Run Luxury Hotels. It's Been a Slog
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Two VIP Billionaires Teamed Up to Run Luxury Hotels. It's Been a Slog

Bill Gates and Prince al-Waleed bought Four Seasons for $3.8 billion near a market peak, feuded over matters large and small, then made up. Inside...

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The New Hot Office Market: Central New Jersey?
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The New Hot Office Market: Central New Jersey?

Less expensive office space and swank upgrades spur leasing in midstate New Jersey market.

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Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage
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Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage

Proponents of a $15 minimum wage have found fertile territory in Silicon Valley, where the region’s booming tech industry is credited for helping...

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