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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%
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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial...

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Barneys New York files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
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Barneys New York files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online and real estate costs soar....

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US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%
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US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%

U. S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan steady at 3.75%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan steady at 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week, as markets expected the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark interest rate...

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Long-term mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year at 3.75%
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Long-term mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year at 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week, hovering around three-year lows as financial markets anticipated the Federal...

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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster
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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster

Large format stores that showcase the best of what a retailer has to offer are starting to disappear. Many of these so-called flagships in high...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan falls to 3.75%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan falls to 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, edging toward three-year lows amid signals from Federal Reserve officials that they could cut their...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average at 3.75%
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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average at 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, edging toward three-year lows amid signals from Federal Reserve officials that they could cut their...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan rises to 3.81%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan rises to 3.81%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could reduce interest...

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US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%
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US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could...

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Toys R Us makes a small comeback with 2 stores
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Toys R Us makes a small comeback with 2 stores

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U. S. Richard Barry, a...

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Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers
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Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers

When the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be...

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Kohl's kicks off hiring for back-to-school, holiday seasons
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Kohl's kicks off hiring for back-to-school, holiday seasons

Kohl's is launching an early wave of hires for the back-to-school through the holiday season across 500 stores, nearly double the number of early...

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Barneys New York evaluating restructuring options
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Barneys New York evaluating restructuring options

Barneys New York may soon join the ever lengthening list of retail stores seeking protection in bankruptcy. The luxury clothing company, faced with...

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US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health
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US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health

U. S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded. The...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan steady at 3.75%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan steady at 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan held steady at 3.75%....

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Secondhand fashion site The RealReal shares rise in debut
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Secondhand fashion site The RealReal shares rise in debut

Shares of The RealReal jumped on their first day of trading Friday, as the secondhand-fashion online retailer tests investors' appetite for the...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: lower, 30-year loan at 3.73%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: lower, 30-year loan at 3.73%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which...

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Cut-rate prices online: shoppers' win, businesses lose
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Cut-rate prices online: shoppers' win, businesses lose

A bride-to-be looking for a gown online can find dresses with trains and lace for well under $300. Go into a local bridal shop, and the average...

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Eldorado buying Caesars in $17.3B cash-and-stock deal
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Eldorado buying Caesars in $17.3B cash-and-stock deal

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: little changed; 30-year 3.84%
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: little changed; 30-year 3.84%

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for the third...

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US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 3.84%
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US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 3.84%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for the third...

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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping
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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that recent worries about cautious consumers dragging on growth may have been...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: little changed; 30-year 3.82%
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: little changed; 30-year 3.82%

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates were little changed this week, after six straight weeks of declines putting them at historically low levels....

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Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private
News 3 months ago
Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private

A group of shareholders of Saks Fifth Avenue's parent is making an offer to take the struggling department store chain private. The offer,...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: down for 6th straight week
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A glance at US mortgage rates: down for 6th straight week

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell for the sixth consecutive week, with the key 30-year loan rate at its lowest point since September 2017....

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A glance at US mortgage rates: down for 5th straight week
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: down for 5th straight week

Long-term US mortgage rates fell for the fifth consecutive week, tipping the key 30-year loan average below 4% for the first time in nearly a year...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average below 4%
News 3 months ago
US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year average below 4%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fifth consecutive week, tipping the key 30-year loan average below 4% for the first time in nearly a...

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US-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector
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US-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector

Pres. Trump on U. S.-China trade war: 'We're in a very strong position' Pressure from the trade dispute between the U. S. and China is weighing on...

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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week

Long-term US mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring...

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