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Going-Out-of-Business Sales Don't Always Mean Stores Are Closing
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Going-Out-of-Business Sales Don't Always Mean Stores Are Closing

Sometimes liquidation sales can be effective negotiation tools. Of 17 retailers with more than 100 stores each that filed for bankruptcy in 2017,...

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A Slowdown Is in Store forthe Self-Storage Business
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A Slowdown Is in Store forthe Self-Storage Business

For most of the current economic expansion, the self-storage sector has been beating all other major commercial property types in earnings growth...

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The Last Place on Earth Where Everyone Still Loves Kmart
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The Last Place on Earth Where Everyone Still Loves Kmart

The Guam location, by far the chain’s busiest store, is protected by an expanse of ocean from the rapidly changing consumer market, prospering in a...

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Please Visit Our Collection of Stores Under One Roof, Which Totally Isn't a Mall
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Please Visit Our Collection of Stores Under One Roof, Which Totally Isn't a Mall

Landlords expunge the disfavored four-letter word from shopping centers in favor of Town Center, Shoppes, Promenades and Quarters; an ‘upscale...

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A Bright Christmas Reignites Nordstrom Buyout Hopes
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A Bright Christmas Reignites Nordstrom Buyout Hopes

The Nordstrom family tried to do a $10 billion buyout in the fall but pessimism on retailers killed the deal. Now they would have to pay more to...

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Fed's New Chief Will Confront an Old Problem: An Incipient Asset Bubble
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Fed's New Chief Will Confront an Old Problem: An Incipient Asset Bubble

With stock and property prices once again setting records, the Federal Reserve and Jerome Powell may face some agonizing trade-offs in the next...

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Radio Broadcaster Pacifica Teeters on Edge of Bankruptcy
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Radio Broadcaster Pacifica Teeters on Edge of Bankruptcy

Nonprofit Pacifica Foundation might be edging toward bankruptcy as it struggles to pay a $1.8 million judgment over missed lease payments for its...

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Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon
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Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon

Real-estate tycoon Mohamed Alabbar launched Noon to compete for a foothold in the Middle East’s online shopping boom. How the startup fares will...

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Where the New Retail Space Is Being Built
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Where the New Retail Space Is Being Built

Despite a glut in U.S. retail space, some developers are building more, just not in the form of malls but alongside new homes in smaller chunks...

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How Tax Law Will Help Some Housing Markets
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How Tax Law Will Help Some Housing Markets

The tax overhaul is expected to create winners and losers among housing markets across the U.S., dealing a blow to high-cost coastal regions but...

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Fast-Fashion Chain Primark Is Slow Off the Mark in U.S.
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Fast-Fashion Chain Primark Is Slow Off the Mark in U.S.

Primark shuns online shopping and relies on supercheap prices to draw customers into its stores, a strategy that has won it a cultlike following...

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Stores Have Rare Edge Over Web in Fight for Last-Minute Shoppers
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Stores Have Rare Edge Over Web in Fight for Last-Minute Shoppers

Online retailers and traditional stores play up their strengths with same-day delivery and in-store pickup, as shopper mind-set shifts from ‘Am I...

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Here's Why the Mall Is Dying in America's Most Middle-Class City
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Here's Why the Mall Is Dying in America's Most Middle-Class City

Main Street shopping and online retail are helping to pressure the mall in Wausau, Wis.

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Retail Upheaval, Data Breaches and Tech Innovations
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Retail Upheaval, Data Breaches and Tech Innovations

Amazon rocks department stores and grocery chains, Equifax finds itself under scrutiny and technology grows smarter

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U.S. Housing Starts Grew In November
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U.S. Housing Starts Grew In November

U.S. housing starts rose last month to the highest level in more than a year, driven by gains in single-family home building in the South and West.

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China's HNA Group Seeking Sale of $6 Billion in Overseas Property
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China's HNA Group Seeking Sale of $6 Billion in Overseas Property

One of China’s biggest deal makers is looking to sell a large portfolio of commercial properties in New York, London and other major cities in a...

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Property Data Firm Xceligent Files for Chapter 7 Protection
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Property Data Firm Xceligent Files for Chapter 7 Protection

The board of Xceligent Inc., one of the largest commercial real-estate data firms in the U.S., has filed for chapter 7 liquidation following a year...

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Next Up for Westfield's Lowy Family: Blurring Retail Lines
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Next Up for Westfield's Lowy Family: Blurring Retail Lines

Fresh off the announced sale of its shopping-mall empire in the U.S., the Lowy family is making a new bet on the future of retail: that the...

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Mall Operator Westfield Agrees to Takeover Bid Valued at $16 Billion
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Mall Operator Westfield Agrees to Takeover Bid Valued at $16 Billion

Westfield, the Australia-based operator of shopping malls in the U.S., said it agreed to a takeover offer from European property company Unibail...

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Retailers Help Shoppers Do the Markdown Math
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Retailers Help Shoppers Do the Markdown Math

Department stores and other retailers have a gift or two for discount-weary holiday shoppers: they have been scaling back overlapping promotions...

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Family Businesses Worry the Tax Overhaul Will Hurt Them
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Family Businesses Worry the Tax Overhaul Will Hurt Them

Family-owned businesses including grocery stores, craft shops, small manufacturers and others are worried tax legislation in Congress could leave...

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Who's Making Sam's Club a Hit in China? Picky Mothers
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Who's Making Sam's Club a Hit in China? Picky Mothers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Sam’s Club warehouse stores are a hit with mothers in China seeking high-quality imported products—even as the chain has...

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Wal-Mart's New Name: It's Not Just a Store Anymore
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Wal-Mart's New Name: It's Not Just a Store Anymore

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will shorten its legal name to Walmart Inc., highlighting the company’s shift away from building traditional stores...

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How Dollar General Became Rural America's Store of Choice
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How Dollar General Became Rural America's Store of Choice

While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of small-town stores aimed at lower-income shoppers. “The...

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No Tannenbaum! There's a Christmas-Tree Shortage
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No Tannenbaum! There's a Christmas-Tree Shortage

This weekend is the year’s busiest for Christmas-tree shopping and some retailers are running out already. A perfect storm of problems,...

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U.S. Home Price Gains Accelerated in August
News 2 months ago
U.S. Home Price Gains Accelerated in August

Home price growth picked up speed in August, an indication that despite slowing sales in recent months demand for housing remains strong.

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Latest Use for Blockchain Technology: Tracing Turkeys
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Latest Use for Blockchain Technology: Tracing Turkeys

Agricultural conglomerate Cargill aims to harness the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin to let shoppers trace their turkeys from the store...

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WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor's Flagship Store
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WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor's Flagship Store

Real-estate startup WeWork has struck a deal to acquire Lord & Taylor’s flagship New York City store for $850 million, a move that will convert the...

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Big Mall Operator Does the Unthinkable---Builds a Mall
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Big Mall Operator Does the Unthinkable---Builds a Mall

This summer, GGP broke ground on a new shopping mall, a seemingly risky venture in a world where retailers are closing hundreds of stores and malls...

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Target Expands Store Makeovers
News 3 months ago
Target Expands Store Makeovers

Target Corp. said it would expand plans to remodel its existing supercenters and open smaller stores in cities, as the retailer seeks to win back...

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