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Fitness Clubs Spawn Urban Clusters of Juice Bars, Spas
News 3 months ago
Fitness Clubs Spawn Urban Clusters of Juice Bars, Spas

A health-and-wellness craze is creating clusters of juice bars, spas and similar retailers around popular fitness centers, revitalizing urban...

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Marriott Plans to Open Over 1,700 Hotels
News 6 months ago
Marriott Plans to Open Over 1,700 Hotels

Marriott International Inc. said Monday it is planning to open more than 1,700 hotels over the next three years. The hotel chain expects to add...

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Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home
News 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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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Chinese Scientist Claims World’s First Genetically Modified Babies
News 9 months ago
Chinese Scientist Claims World’s First Genetically Modified Babies

HONG KONG—A Chinese scientist claims to have produced the world’s first genetically modified babies, stirring alarm among doctors who warn such...

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The Kavanaugh Effect: Political Debates Shake Up the Workplace
News 11 months ago
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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Costco Rides Robust Consumer Spending to Gains
News 11 months ago
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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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Missing Out on Retail Rally
News 11 months ago
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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Mall Vacancies Are Highest in 7 Years After Big-Box Closings
News 11 months ago
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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Walgreens Boots to Pay $34.5 Million Penalty in SEC Settlement
News 11 months ago
Walgreens Boots to Pay $34.5 Million Penalty in SEC Settlement

The drug store chain says the settlement doesn’t involve any current officers or executives....

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WPP Considers Merger of Young & Rubicam and Digital Ad Firm VML
News 12 months ago
WPP Considers Merger of Young & Rubicam and Digital Ad Firm VML

WPP’s Chief Executive Mark Read is preparing to consolidate some of the advertising giant’s major properties, as traditional agencies struggle to...

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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Steadied in August
News 1 year ago
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Steadied in August

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes held steady in August after a stretch of weakness in the housing market....

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U.S. Housing Starts Rose in August
News 1 year ago
U.S. Housing Starts Rose in August

U.S. housing starts grew modestly last month, driven by an outsize jump in apartment building that masked weakness in the pipeline for single- and...

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Holidays Gifts May Escape Tariffs, but Retailers Won't
News 1 year ago
Holidays Gifts May Escape Tariffs, but Retailers Won't

The newly announced U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods won’t hit most items that will be in stores for the 2018 holidays, but retailers are...

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Another Web Brand Wants to Be Sold in Stores
News 1 year ago
Another Web Brand Wants to Be Sold in Stores

Native Deodorant, an online-only brand, will go on sale in Target starting Monday, as internet startups turn to bricks-and-mortar retailers to...

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After 25,000 Stores in 78 Countries, Starbucks Turns to Italy
News 1 year ago
After 25,000 Stores in 78 Countries, Starbucks Turns to Italy

Starbucks will open its first outlet in Italy on Friday, finally daring to sell its American take on coffee in the home of espresso. The chain will...

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Retailers Looking to Test Run Stores See Opportunity in Short-Term Leases
News 1 year ago
Retailers Looking to Test Run Stores See Opportunity in Short-Term Leases

The number of short-term leases signed in Manhattan has grown dramatically since 2016 and is showing little signs of abating as retailers flex...

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Tiffany's $250 Million Bet on a 78-Year-Old Store
News 1 year ago
Tiffany's $250 Million Bet on a 78-Year-Old Store

In an internet age, why are companies pouring so much money into brick-and-mortar shops? Because the customers are still coming....

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FAO Schwarz Is Returning to New York
News 1 year ago
FAO Schwarz Is Returning to New York

A dominant presence in Midtown Manhattan for decades before its closure in 2015, the toy store is coming to life again with a new, 20,000-square...

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How 'Intangible Capital' Explains Rising Corporate Concentration, Weak Investment
News 1 year ago
How 'Intangible Capital' Explains Rising Corporate Concentration, Weak Investment

The rise of “intangible capital” such as software, patents, intellectual property and innovative business processes explains much of the weakness...

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Existing Home Sales Fall
News 1 year ago
Existing Home Sales Fall

Sales of previously owned homes in the U.S. declined for a fourth straight month in July, as rising prices and limited inventory of affordable...

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Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet in New York City
News 1 year ago
Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet in New York City

Sales of the most expensive New York apartments fell sharply in the first half of the year, pushing sellers to cut asking prices....

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China's Anbang Looks to Sell U.S. Luxury Hotels
News 1 year ago
China's Anbang Looks to Sell U.S. Luxury Hotels

The insurer paid $5.5 billion in 2016 to acquire the portfolio that includes properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Miami, but it’s now looking to...

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U.S. Housing Starts Bounced Back in July
News 1 year ago
U.S. Housing Starts Bounced Back in July

U.S. housing starts rebounded in July, with single-family construction and apartment building picking up from a sharp drop in June....

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Good Isn't Good Enough at Macy's
News 1 year ago
Good Isn't Good Enough at Macy's

The department store has solid earnings and raises guidance, but that isn’t enough for investors after a big stock run....

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Arconic Shops Unit That Made Panels in Grenfell Fire
News 1 year ago
Arconic Shops Unit That Made Panels in Grenfell Fire

Arconic Inc. said it is looking to sell the unit that made the building panels involved in last year’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London....

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Out of Stock Online? Zara Will Ship From Stores Instead
News 1 year ago
Out of Stock Online? Zara Will Ship From Stores Instead

Fast-fashion giant Zara is equipping its stores to also ship online purchases, betting that the move will boost sales of full-priced items that can...

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Record Drop in Foreigners Buying U.S. Homes
News 1 year ago
Record Drop in Foreigners Buying U.S. Homes

Foreign purchases of U.S. homes fell a record 21%, posing a fresh challenge to the slumping housing market, which has shown few signs of turning...

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