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Express, seeking revival, to close 100 stores
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Express, seeking revival, to close 100 stores

NEW YORK -- Express, a staple in U. S. malls, will close about 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as the chain grapples with drastic...

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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities
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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities

DETROIT -- Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops and hiring local workers. The Seattle...

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Nation's largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%
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Nation's largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%

NEW YORK -- The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday sales increased 4.1%, the top end of its forecast. The National Retail Federation...

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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December
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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December

WASHINGTON -- U. S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, evidence that Americans were willing to spend during the winter holidays after a...

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MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay for about $2.5B
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MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay for about $2.5B

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International is selling the real estate assets of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine -- Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the...

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Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option
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Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option

If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that's 2 to 3 years old, pay cash and drive it until the wheels fall off. The least frugal...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine -- Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the...

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Historic Memphis neighborhood rejects proposed crematorium
News 5 months ago
Historic Memphis neighborhood rejects proposed crematorium

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Residents in a historically black Memphis neighborhood rejected a proposal for a crematorium to be built within the community's...

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Immigrants seeking driver's licenses line up across New York
News 5 months ago
Immigrants seeking driver's licenses line up across New York

ALBANY, N. Y. -- Bundled in winter jackets, immigrants lined up at some Department of Motor Vehicle offices throughout New York as the state began...

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Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter
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Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter

A pawn shop manager in Utah is being applauded after catching a baby that was about to fall off the store's counter in a tumble captured by...

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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle
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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at...

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Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast
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Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the...

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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a...

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