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Attention Shoppers: The Background Music You Hear May Not Be Licensed
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Attention Shoppers: The Background Music You Hear May Not Be Licensed

LOS ANGELES—Luis Ulloa keeps his Spotify account blasting at his Blackbird Pizza Shop, which he opened late last year in a former punk-rock...

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U.S. Retail Sales Rose Slightly in September
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U.S. Retail Sales Rose Slightly in September

WASHINGTON—American consumers increased their spending only slightly in September, undershooting economists’ expectations for a strong gain. Sales...

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How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever
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How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever

Amazon's robots signal a sea change in how the things we buy will be aggregated, stored and delivered. Video: Spencer Lowell for The Wall Street...

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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sears Holdings SHLD 18.97% Corp. filed early Monday for bankruptcy protection from creditors, marking the collapse of a company that dominated...

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Sears Set to File for Bankruptcy, With Its Survival in Question
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Sears Set to File for Bankruptcy, With Its Survival in Question

As Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD 18.97% plans to file for chapter 11 protection Sunday, the big question is whether a smaller Sears emerges from...

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Edward Lampert’s Non-Strategy to Save Sears
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Edward Lampert’s Non-Strategy to Save Sears

For many years, it was a favorite corporate guessing game: What is Edward Lampert’s ultimate plan to reinvigorate Sears? It’s time to consider the...

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Sears, Lenders Nearing Deal to Keep Some Stores Open
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Sears, Lenders Nearing Deal to Keep Some Stores Open

Sears Holdings is expected to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, according to people familiar with the matter. Sears Holdings is expected to...

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Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That.
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Sears Exit Would Leave Big Holes in Malls. Some Landlords Welcome That.

The prospect of Sears Holding Corp.’s SHLD 6.58% imminent bankruptcy threatens to widen the gap between the more successful shopping centers and...

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Retail's New E-Commerce Headache: Delivering Workers to Warehouses
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Retail's New E-Commerce Headache: Delivering Workers to Warehouses

South Carolina’s workforce development office ran into a problem earlier this year. Big businesses including Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 4.12% wanted to...

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Walgreens’s U.S. Pharmacy Sales Climb
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Walgreens’s U.S. Pharmacy Sales Climb

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA -0.01% said growth in prescription volumes helped lift pharmacy sales in its latest quarter, as the company’s...

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Big Lenders Make Push to Liquidate Sears
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Big Lenders Make Push to Liquidate Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. met with its lenders Wednesday night to discuss emergency financing for the embattled retailer, according to people familiar...

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SoftBank Discusses Taking Majority Stake in WeWork
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SoftBank Discusses Taking Majority Stake in WeWork

SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 -3.46% is in discussions to take a majority stake in WeWork Cos., in what would be a giant bet on the eight-year-old...

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Ackman Reveals Stake in Starbucks
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Ackman Reveals Stake in Starbucks

William Ackman said his activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP has built a roughly 1.1% stake in coffee giant Starbucks Corp....

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Lennar Is in Advanced Talks to Sell Its Real-Estate Lending Unit, Rialto Capital
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Lennar Is in Advanced Talks to Sell Its Real-Estate Lending Unit, Rialto Capital

Lennar Corp. is in advanced talks to sell its real-estate lending unit, looking to offload the business at a time when the nation’s largest home...

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O, The Oprah Magazine Gets a New Digital Home: OprahMag.com
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O, The Oprah Magazine Gets a New Digital Home: OprahMag.com

More than 18 years after O, The Oprah Magazine hit the newsstands, the publication finally has its own digital home. The title previously existed...

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Starbucks Hires Finance Chief From Hyatt
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Starbucks Hires Finance Chief From Hyatt

Starbucks Corp SBUX 1.39% on Monday named Patrick Grismer its next chief financial officer, luring him away from the same position at Hyatt Hotels...

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The Kavanaugh Effect: Political Debates Shake Up the Workplace
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The Kavanaugh Effect: Political Debates Shake Up the Workplace

Offices, break rooms and factory floors have grown unusually rife with political discussion. The Supreme Court confirmation battle over Brett...

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Retailers Rush to Fill Holiday Hole Left by Toys ‘R’ Us
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Retailers Rush to Fill Holiday Hole Left by Toys ‘R’ Us

The collapse of Toys “R” Us Inc. has left billions of dollars in holiday toy sales up for grabs. Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and other chains are...

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Tax the Ivory Tower
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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Tax the Ivory Tower

Massachusetts is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world—and some of the worst traffic jams. A Democratic gubernatorial...

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Target Hopes to Lure Shoppers With New Brand of Consumer Staples
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Target Hopes to Lure Shoppers With New Brand of Consumer Staples

Target Corp. TGT -0.38% is wading into a new territory: $1 toiletries. The Minneapolis-based retailer said it is planning to launch a new brand for...

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How a German Social-Media Company Tamed the Trolls
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How a German Social-Media Company Tamed the Trolls

BERLIN—When German social-media app Jodel was five months old, its founder Alessio Avellan Borgmeyer noticed a potential problem: while more people...

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Mattress Firm Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Mattress Firm Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Mattress Firm Inc., the largest U. S. specialty-mattress retailer by number of stores, has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close up to 700 retail...

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Costco Rides Robust Consumer Spending to Gains
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Costco Rides Robust Consumer Spending to Gains

The warehouse chain posted strong sales growth in its most recent quarter, placing the company on the side of retailers including Target and...

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Toys ‘R’ Us Brand Owners Face Uphill Fight
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Toys ‘R’ Us Brand Owners Face Uphill Fight

The new owners of Toys “R” Us brand are hoping the toy seller’s spin through bankruptcy will allow the tarnished-but-beloved brand to succeed in a...

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A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age
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A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age

A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age Many middle-class Americans are financially unprepared for retirement—and that is leading...

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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Missing Out on Retail Rally
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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Missing Out on Retail Rally

Bed Bath & Beyond survived the recession and outlasted rivals, positioning the seller of home-related items to benefit from a booming U.S. housing...

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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Missing Out on Retail Rally
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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Missing Out on Retail Rally

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY -0.43% survived the recession and outlasted competitor Linens ‘n Things, positioning the seller of towels, bedding and...

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Mattress Firm Plans to File for Bankruptcy Soon
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Mattress Firm Plans to File for Bankruptcy Soon

Mattress Firm Inc., the largest U. S. specialty mattress retailer by number of stores, plans to file for bankruptcy soon, possibly within days,...

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Mall Vacancies Are Highest in 7 Years After Big-Box Closings
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Mall Vacancies Are Highest in 7 Years After Big-Box Closings

Rising shopping mall vacancies across the U.S. are driving down rents, signaling that many retail centers continue to struggle despite the country...

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From Reindeer to Robots, Automation Set to Deliver This Holiday Season
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From Reindeer to Robots, Automation Set to Deliver This Holiday Season

Never mind the reindeer and elves. This year, robots are helping deliver the holidays. Gap Inc. GPS -0.40% is using automated arms and artificial...

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