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Trump Administration Sets Final Rules for New Business Tax Deduction
News 5 days ago
Trump Administration Sets Final Rules for New Business Tax Deduction

The Trump administration set final rules for a new deduction that will provide significant savings for many business owners, providing more clarity...

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Sears Creditors Oppose Sale to Edward Lampert
News 6 days ago
Sears Creditors Oppose Sale to Edward Lampert

Corp.’s creditors are balking at the retailer’s proposed sale to Edward Lampert, its former chief executive and would-be rescuer, accusing the...

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Sears to Stay Open After Edward Lampert Prevails in Bankruptcy Auction
News 6 days ago
Sears to Stay Open After Edward Lampert Prevails in Bankruptcy Auction

Late Tuesday night, billionaire Edward Lampert’s bid to keep Sears Holdings Corp. alive was all but dead. A few hours later, the hedge-fund manager...

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'They Own the System': Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing
News 1 week ago
'They Own the System': Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing

A worker at the Amazon logistics and distribution center in Rheinberg, Germany. A worker at the Amazon logistics and distribution center in...

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Lampert’s Revised Bid for Sears Tops $5 Billion
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Lampert’s Revised Bid for Sears Tops $5 Billion

Edward Lampert, the billionaire who led Corp. SHLDQ 20.58% into bankruptcy, has increased his offer to more than $5 billion, in a last-ditch effort...

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Sears Gets Another Lifeline: Lampert's $4.4 Billion Bid Still Alive
News 2 weeks ago
Sears Gets Another Lifeline: Lampert's $4.4 Billion Bid Still Alive

Billionaire Edward Lampert will get one last chance to keep Sears Holdings Corp. from closing down, after the retailer agreed to let its longtime...

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World Bank President Resigns to Join Investment Firm
News 2 weeks ago
World Bank President Resigns to Join Investment Firm

WASHINGTON—World Bank President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, setting up a potential dispute between the U. S. and...

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Starbucks CEO Reins In Predecessor's Ambitions: 'I'm Not Howard'
News 2 weeks ago
Starbucks CEO Reins In Predecessor's Ambitions: 'I'm Not Howard'

Corp. Chief Executive Kevin Johnson is scaling down some of longtime leader Howard Schultz’s biggest initiatives as he seeks to revive sales in the...

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Edward Lampert Scrambles to Keep Sears Alive
News 2 weeks ago
Edward Lampert Scrambles to Keep Sears Alive

Edward Lampert, the billionaire who led Corp. SHLDQ -6.56% into bankruptcy, is running out of time in his last-ditch effort to keep the debilitated...

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GameStop Struggles to Boost Sales
News 2 weeks ago
GameStop Struggles to Boost Sales

Videogame retailer Corp. GME -0.77% is working to restructure its business as it searches for its fifth chief executive in a little over a year....

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To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks
News 3 weeks ago
To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks

ATLANTA—Leaders of this southern city want to draw more young workers, and their strategy includes covering congested downtown highways with acres...

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Retail Report Card for 2018: From Walmart to Tiffany's
News 3 weeks ago
Retail Report Card for 2018: From Walmart to Tiffany's

Chains that invested to improve stores and boost their e-commerce businesses were rewarded in 2018 as a surging economy lifted consumer confidence...

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Sears Chairman Edward Lampert Makes Last-Minute Bid to Save Chain
News 3 weeks ago
Sears Chairman Edward Lampert Makes Last-Minute Bid to Save Chain

Edward Lampert’s ESL Investments Inc. unveiled an offer to save a chunk of Corp.’s SHLDQ -2.24% stores on Friday, but the retailer’s survival isn’t...

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Toy Sellers Fall Short Without Toys 'R' Us in Critical Season
News 3 weeks ago
Toy Sellers Fall Short Without Toys 'R' Us in Critical Season

The toy industry may have missed out on the broader spending spree ahead of the holidays, as the loss of Toys “R” Us Inc. proved too much of a...

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Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Companies Turn to ‘Mobile Storage’
News 3 weeks ago
Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Companies Turn to ‘Mobile Storage’

U. S. companies are so inundated with inventory that some are renting truck trailers to use for storage space, parking them on warehouse lots or...

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On-Demand Warehouse Space Gains Traction in Tight Real-Estate Market
News 1 month ago
On-Demand Warehouse Space Gains Traction in Tight Real-Estate Market

Some big retailers are looking to become as flexible as short-term apartment renters when it comes to managing warehouses. This holiday season, Inc...

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Got Junk? Self-Storage Investors Hope So
News 1 month ago
Got Junk? Self-Storage Investors Hope So

Storing people’s stuff may have become too profitable a business for its own good in recent years. Analysts and investors are worried that the self...

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Shoppers Find Out How Much They Miss Toys ‘R’ Us
News 1 month ago
Shoppers Find Out How Much They Miss Toys ‘R’ Us

The void left by Toys “R” Us hit shoppers hardest this week, as they hunt for hot gifts during the year’s busiest days for toy sales and retailers...

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Gymboree Shops for Bankruptcy Financing as It Prepares Filing
News 1 month ago
Gymboree Shops for Bankruptcy Financing as It Prepares Filing

Children’s retailer Gymboree Group Inc. is shopping for a bankruptcy loan as it prepares for a second chapter 11 filing in less than two years,...

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Google Details Major New York Expansion
News 1 month ago
Google Details Major New York Expansion

Inc.’s GOOGL -2.48% Google announced a major real-estate expansion in New York City that will make the company one of the city’s largest commercial...

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Why the Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be Slow
News 1 month ago
Why the Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be Slow

Inc.’s AMZN -0.31% announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs to both New York City and Northern Virginia has sparked a frenzy of local...

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Sears Goes Under and Sales Go Up
News 1 month ago
Sears Goes Under and Sales Go Up

All it took for Corp. SHLDQ -3.41% to increase sales was to go mostly out of business. The company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in...

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Starbucks to Offer Coffee Delivery Across U.S.
News 1 month ago
Starbucks to Offer Coffee Delivery Across U.S.

Corp. SBUX 1.18% plans to expand coffee delivery across the U. S. with UberEats as part of a broader strategy to try to reach more customers. The...

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Unfilled Jobs Grow in Low-Skilled Fields
News 1 month ago
Unfilled Jobs Grow in Low-Skilled Fields

Low-skilled jobs are becoming increasingly difficult for employers to fill. The number of unfilled jobs in the U. S. grew by 1.02 million at the...

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E-Commerce Companies Get Creative in Quest for ‘Last Mile’ Space
News 1 month ago
E-Commerce Companies Get Creative in Quest for ‘Last Mile’ Space

From tents on vacant suburban lots to a parking garage converted for package handling underneath Chicago’s Millennium Park, companies are getting...

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Lampert’s Hedge Fund Makes Bid for Sears Stores and Assets
News 1 month ago
Lampert’s Hedge Fund Makes Bid for Sears Stores and Assets

A Sears department store with store closing signs at the Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 23. A Sears department store with store...

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Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home
News 1 month ago
Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home

Thankfully for you (and my family), I take my job of 24/7 home tech support and Personal Tech columnist seriously. That’s why I tested six mesh Wi...

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Tightened Belts in Mideast Stir Memories of Arab Spring
News 1 month ago
Tightened Belts in Mideast Stir Memories of Arab Spring

Egyptians say they are taking second jobs and dining out less often. Above, a meat market in Cairo in August. Egyptians say they are taking second...

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Bush’s Trade Legacy on the Line as Trump Attempts to Replace Nafta
News 1 month ago
Bush’s Trade Legacy on the Line as Trump Attempts to Replace Nafta

President Trump will pay his respects today to the late President George H. W. Bush, after last week also saying farewell to one of the legacies of...

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Thomson Reuters Plans to Slash 3,200 Jobs in Next Two Years
News 1 month ago
Thomson Reuters Plans to Slash 3,200 Jobs in Next Two Years

Thomson Reuters Corp. TRI 2.37% plans to shed 3,200 jobs over the next two years as part of a pivot toward providing software services over...

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