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Gifts That Pay Off: How to buy gift cards for friends and family that won’t go to waste
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Gifts That Pay Off: How to buy gift cards for friends and family that won’t go to waste

This story is part of a MarketWatch series, “Gifts that pay off,” that have a larger impact long after the holiday season has passed. Giving a gift...

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Walmart, Target among the retail winners from the tariff truce: Wells Fargo
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Walmart, Target among the retail winners from the tariff truce: Wells Fargo

Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. are among the retail brands that will benefit from the 90-day truce in the trade war between the U. S. and China,...

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Love & Money: Luxury-real-estate developers are in an ‘arms race’ to shower rich kids with insane perks
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Love & Money: Luxury-real-estate developers are in an ‘arms race’ to shower rich kids with insane perks

Luxury real-estate developers in cities including New York, Miami and Los Angeles are designing buildings with a surprising thing in mind: children...

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The Wall Street Journal: Amazon experimenting with cashierless technology at bigger stores
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The Wall Street Journal: Amazon experimenting with cashierless technology at bigger stores

Amazon.com Inc. is testing its cashierless checkout technology for bigger stores, according to people familiar with the matter. If successful, the...

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Economic Report: Pending home sales tumble to 4-year low in latest sign of a housing-market correction
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Economic Report: Pending home sales tumble to 4-year low in latest sign of a housing-market correction

The Realtors slash their forecast for sales and prices The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday in a release that they expect “home...

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‘Opportunity fund’ managers favor urban areas, commercial real estate
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‘Opportunity fund’ managers favor urban areas, commercial real estate

As expected, real estate is the most straightforward way for investors to think about deploying their dollars Commercial real estate in large urban...

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Economic Report: New-home sales fall to a nearly 3-year low; inventory surges as housing-market outlook darkens
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Economic Report: New-home sales fall to a nearly 3-year low; inventory surges as housing-market outlook darkens

So far this year, sales are just 2.8% higher than a year ago A contractor works on a townhouse under construction at a PulteGroup Inc. development...

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Cannabis Watch: Marijuana producer Curaleaf revenue nearly triples in first earnings after public listing
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Cannabis Watch: Marijuana producer Curaleaf revenue nearly triples in first earnings after public listing

In its first earnings following its listing in Canada earlier this year, U. S.-based cannabis producer Curaleaf Holdings Inc. nearly tripled its...

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Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive
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Bad news for renters: Apartments are shrinking and getting more expensive

Feel like your apartment’s walls are creeping in on you? You may not be imagining it. Since 2008, the average size of a newly-built rental...

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Cannabis Watch: Canada’s struggle to supply legal weed described as ‘national shortage’ that could last months
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Cannabis Watch: Canada’s struggle to supply legal weed described as ‘national shortage’ that could last months

After more than a month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Canada, provinces say stores are still having trouble procuring enough pot from...

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Small Business Saturday on track to reach $3 billion in online sales for the first time
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Small Business Saturday on track to reach $3 billion in online sales for the first time

Small Business Saturday was on track to set a new record of $3 billion in online sales as of 10 am Eastern Time, according to Adobe Analytics. The...

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Amazon expected to contribute more than half of Q4 earnings growth for S&P 500 retail
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Amazon expected to contribute more than half of Q4 earnings growth for S&P 500 retail

Amazon.com Inc.’s fourth quarter earnings are expected to account for more than half of earnings growth among S&P 500 retailers, according to a...

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Black Friday chaos appears on the decline as online shopping gains
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Black Friday chaos appears on the decline as online shopping gains

More Thanksgiving and Black Friday shoppers are staying home to make purchases online rather than busting down the doors at stores the way they...

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A tax break to hasten gentrification?  Housing market’s Opportunity Zones may miss their target
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A tax break to hasten gentrification? Housing market’s Opportunity Zones may miss their target

‘Any investment is good investment,’ says a Milwaukee official Abandoned buildings stand downtown in East Liverpool, Ohio, once prosperous from...

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NewsWatch: What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
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NewsWatch: What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

Some stores are open as early as 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. See full story. Here’s a chart pattern that has at least one stock-market bull...

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NewsWatch: Moving back in with your parents can affect your mental health
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NewsWatch: Moving back in with your parents can affect your mental health

A new study warns people about the unseen impact of moving back in with the folks. See full story. Providing critical information for the U.S....

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What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
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What time do the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

One of the newest Thanksgiving traditions: shopping. Americans are ready to score good deals and spend big money this holiday weekend. Three...

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7 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday
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7 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is now giving Black Friday a run for its money in terms of consumer interest, but that doesn’t mean the deals are worth shopping. This...

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Tax Guy: How the new tax law affects vacation-home owners
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Tax Guy: How the new tax law affects vacation-home owners

If you own a vacation home that you use for both rental and personal purposes, now is a good time to plan how to use it for the rest of this year...

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Grow: Why you shouldn’t leave your couch on Black Friday
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Grow: Why you shouldn’t leave your couch on Black Friday

America’s favorite annual shopping event is just around the corner. Last year, more than 174 million Americans took part in the year’s busiest four...

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Cannabis Watch: Pot companies still working out the supply kinks to meet strong Canadian demand
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Cannabis Watch: Pot companies still working out the supply kinks to meet strong Canadian demand

Within days of Canada’s legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana, the country’s largest pot producers had shipped far less than 1% of...

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Amazon HQ2 could push 800 people into homelessness, economist says
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Amazon HQ2 could push 800 people into homelessness, economist says

Amazon’s HQ2 is slated to bring 25,000 well-paying jobs to both New York City and Crystal City, but it’s also expected to push rents and home...

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The Ratings Game: Nordstrom’s profit takes a hit after credit-card-interest error
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The Ratings Game: Nordstrom’s profit takes a hit after credit-card-interest error

Nordstrom Inc. said it took a nonrecurring 28-cents-per-share charge in the third quarter after it discovered that some cardholders with delinquent...

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The Wall Street Journal: Judge approves Sears plan to sell its best-performing stores
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The Wall Street Journal: Judge approves Sears plan to sell its best-performing stores

Sears Holdings Corp. won court approval to pursue a sale of its best stores, a process that would be the retailer’s only hope of avoiding...

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Sears’ demise could hurt, not help, J.C. Penney
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Sears’ demise could hurt, not help, J.C. Penney

While many retailers may be anticipating the market-share grab they’ll make as Sears Holding Corp.’s demise continues, J. C. Penney Co. Inc. could...

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The Ratings Game: Walmart’s focus on lower prices, e-commerce pays off as costs rise and tariffs loom
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The Ratings Game: Walmart’s focus on lower prices, e-commerce pays off as costs rise and tariffs loom

Walmart Inc.’s latest results show that its heavy investment in low-price strategies and digital are paying off, analysts say. Walmart WMT,...

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What Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ means for taxpayers in New York and Virginia
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What Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ means for taxpayers in New York and Virginia

Winning the bidding war for Amazon’s AMZN, secondary corporate headquarters came with a steep price tag — $3.4 billion. That’s the total amount in...

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The New York Post: Bloomingdale’s to sell dishwashers and other appliances at NYC flagship
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The New York Post: Bloomingdale’s to sell dishwashers and other appliances at NYC flagship

Get email alerts The luxury department store will stock LG appliances in time for the holidays Bloomingdale’s, known for designer shoes and...

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Macy’s CEO says stores are important to the business even if they’re going to shrink
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Macy’s CEO says stores are important to the business even if they’re going to shrink

Macy’s Inc.’s Chief Executive Jeff Gennette used the Wednesday morning earnings call to underline the importance of bricks-and-mortar locations,...

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What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for house prices
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What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for house prices

Having Amazon as a neighbor could result in very different consequences for homeowners and renters. Amazon AMZN, confirmed Tuesday that it will...

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