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Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores
News 2 months ago
Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores

Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online...

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Car-sharing offers ways to profit from or ditch personal car
News 2 months ago
Car-sharing offers ways to profit from or ditch personal car

While a growing number of Americans are struggling to make payments on their auto loans, a new crop of companies is offering alternative ways for...

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US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February
News 2 months ago
US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February

U. S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing...

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US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand
News 2 months ago
US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand

US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand...

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Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak
News 3 months ago
Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak

Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year home loan reaching its lowest level in over a year, according to mortgage...

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Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores
News 3 months ago
Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday that it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at 125 of its stores, replacing the gear with...

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Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms
News 3 months ago
Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is walking back its plan to close most retail stores worldwide in a move the company says will force it to raise prices on most of its...

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US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious
News 3 months ago
US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

U. S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 3 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates increased slightly this week, generally staying slightly below their levels from a year ago, according to mortgage...

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US mortgage rates increased this week; 30-year at 4.41 pct.
News 3 months ago
US mortgage rates increased this week; 30-year at 4.41 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose modestly this week, but they remain slightly lower than they were a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says...

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Edmunds: Ready for a new lease? Don't expect 2016's deals
News 3 months ago
Edmunds: Ready for a new lease? Don't expect 2016's deals

A record 4.3 million Americans have vehicle leases that are ending in 2019. If you're one of them and you expect to get the same kind of deal you...

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Dollar Tree to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores
News 3 months ago
Dollar Tree to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores

Dollar Tree is closing up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebranding about 200 others under the Dollar Tree name. The company closed 84...

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Holiday season defines winners and losers in retail
News 3 months ago
Holiday season defines winners and losers in retail

The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised...

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Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness
News 3 months ago
Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness

Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms. Kohl's, which is on a mission to shrink its biggest department stores,...

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Business Highlights
News 3 months ago
Business Highlights

NEW YORK (AP) - The holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers. Retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy that have been...

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Target hits on all cylinders in the fourth quarter
News 3 months ago
Target hits on all cylinders in the fourth quarter

Target's expanded online delivery options, new brands and updated stores helped drive shoppers to spend more during the critical holiday shopping...

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US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December
News 3 months ago
US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December

Sales of new U. S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate...

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Office Depot and Alibaba opening online store
News 3 months ago
Office Depot and Alibaba opening online store

Office Depot and Alibaba.com are creating a co-branded online store to expand the reach of both companies with small and medium size businesses....

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US stocks rise on hopes for a trade deal with China
News 3 months ago
US stocks rise on hopes for a trade deal with China

Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday, placing the market on track to reverse a three-day losing streak amid renewed optimism for a potential...

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Penney closes more stores as sales deteriorate
News 3 months ago
Penney closes more stores as sales deteriorate

J. C. Penney is closing more stores after a weak holiday sales season. Net income tumbled nearly 70 percent and revenue slid 8 percent in the...

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Macy's 4Q results beat Wall Street expectations
News 3 months ago
Macy's 4Q results beat Wall Street expectations

Macy's announced a multiyear money-saving restructuring program that it says will shrink its management structure and make the department store...

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Saks Fifth Avenue president talks about luxury
News 4 months ago
Saks Fifth Avenue president talks about luxury

Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick wants to bring theater to luxury shopping at a time when shoppers can buy their designer handbags online....

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 4 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates declined this week to the lowest levels since early February 2018, offering homebuyers a possible boost in...

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Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations
News 4 months ago
Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

Walmart beat expectations on quarterly profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the critical holiday period. Shares moved sharply...

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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores
News 4 months ago
Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U. S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and...

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Business Highlights
News 4 months ago
Business Highlights

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon says it will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search. The online...

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The Latest: NY economic czar called Amazon largest 'prize'
News 4 months ago
The Latest: NY economic czar called Amazon largest 'prize'

The Latest on the decision by Amazon to dump New York City as a location for a new headquarters (all times local): On the streets of Queens,...

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Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December
News 4 months ago
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December

U. S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales...

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Major US stock indexes waver after weak retail sales data
News 4 months ago
Major US stock indexes waver after weak retail sales data

U. S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday as the market recovered from an early slide. Gains in...

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