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What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales
News 3 months ago
What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales

Some bargains during Presidents' Day are too good to be true. With their refund checks in hand, many shopper will be looking to hit the stores...

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Capitol Report: Solid Fannie-Freddie earnings are a foundation for mortgage giants’ next act
News 3 months ago
Capitol Report: Solid Fannie-Freddie earnings are a foundation for mortgage giants’ next act

FNMA, -2.26% FMCC, -1.58% The two enterprises are at the heart of the American housing finance system: they buy mortgages from banks and other...

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Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever — when does it make sense?
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Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever — when does it make sense?

Renting your clothes and furniture is easier than ever - when does it make sense? Why buy when you can rent? Ikea is one of many retailers testing...

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Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 — why that’s a cause for concern
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Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 — why that’s a cause for concern

Consumers requested the lowest number of credit inquiries since 2003 - why that's a cause for concern Americans appear to have less demand for new...

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Next Avenue: What to know before buying a condo for retirement
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Next Avenue: What to know before buying a condo for retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When Marsh Williams and his wife, Carol, of Columbus, Ohio, wanted to buy a low...

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The Fed: Fed’s Bowman talks up community bank resilience as she notes pressures from commercial real estate, agriculture
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The Fed: Fed’s Bowman talks up community bank resilience as she notes pressures from commercial real estate, agriculture

In her first speech since joining the central bank in November, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman said Monday that the health of the community banking...

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FDA calls Walgreens ‘the top violator among pharmacies’ when it comes to illegal tobacco sales to minors
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FDA calls Walgreens ‘the top violator among pharmacies’ when it comes to illegal tobacco sales to minors

The agency has issued more than 1,500 warning letters and 240 civil money penalty actions against Walgreens stores nationwide. In a statement, the...

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Rex Nutting: Billionaires take more than they make
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Rex Nutting: Billionaires take more than they make

By proposing to tax large incomes at a higher rate and to tax the wealth of the very rich, progressive politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio...

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Yet another reason why San Francisco Bay Area house prices may rise in 2019
News 3 months ago
Yet another reason why San Francisco Bay Area house prices may rise in 2019

Buying a home in a neighborhood like this one in Palo Alto, Calif., could get a whole lot more expensive thanks to a slew of tech companies...

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after iPhone sales decline
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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after iPhone sales decline

Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple Inc. in April. Less than six years after her high-profile hiring, Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple Inc. "The last...

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MarketWatch First Take: Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump
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MarketWatch First Take: Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump

Amazon.com Inc. has touted its big deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. as a way to use physical retail to grow its business, but after its first full...

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So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?
News 3 months ago
So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?

The Federal Reserve isn’t raising interest rates this month — meaning that some consumers can breathe a sigh of relief. Fed officials said...

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Struggling malls will have a hard time adjusting to more Sears vacancies
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Struggling malls will have a hard time adjusting to more Sears vacancies

Sears Holdings Corp.’s plan to shutter more stores will hurt struggling lower-tier regional malls most, according to the latest Moody’s report....

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Gold’s Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations
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Gold’s Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations

Residents of Middletown, N. Y., might be losing a Sears Holding Corp. location, but they’re gaining a Gold’s Gym. This January, Gold’s Gym, the 54...

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TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break
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TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has created a new tax break that dangles the potential of a 0% capital-gains tax on certain investments in economically...

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WeWork is moving onto Starbucks’ turf  with new coffee shops with workspaces
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WeWork is moving onto Starbucks’ turf with new coffee shops with workspaces

WeWork Cos., the fast-growing provider of flexible offices, is to launch a new kind of casual work space that will function as its own branded...

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The Ratings Game: Profit and sales warnings batter retail stocks, but Lululemon shines
News 4 months ago
The Ratings Game: Profit and sales warnings batter retail stocks, but Lululemon shines

A group of retail stocks were trading sharply lower Monday, after a series of sales and profit warnings that further cemented the perception that...

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Economic Preview: Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown
News 4 months ago
Economic Preview: Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown

Delay in retail, housing reports leave Wall Street partly in the dark Retailers rang up the strongest sales in 2019 in six years, credit card...

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Target will be ‘one of the top’ holiday performers: Moody’s
News 4 months ago
Target will be ‘one of the top’ holiday performers: Moody’s

Target reported 5.7% same-store sales growth, but shares sink after underperformance by others in the sector Target Corp. is poised to “be one of...

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Residents of Philadelphia found a novel way around the city’s ‘unpopular’ soda tax
News 4 months ago
Residents of Philadelphia found a novel way around the city’s ‘unpopular’ soda tax

Nearly two years on, the verdict is in on Philadelphia’s “soda tax.” The tax, justified as a kind of “sin tax” in the national war on obesity, did...

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Do drug treatment facilities really lower property values? Finally, an answer
News 4 months ago
Do drug treatment facilities really lower property values? Finally, an answer

As the opioid crisis rages on, those affected struggle to find treatment. One potential reason? People don’t want rehab centers in their backyards....

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Macy’s has only itself to blame for lackluster holiday performance, analyst says
News 4 months ago
Macy’s has only itself to blame for lackluster holiday performance, analyst says

Macy’s shares plummeted 19% on Thursday, and are dragging down the sector One analyst says many Macy’s stores were lacking in holiday cheer. Macy’s...

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Kohl’s same-store sales deceleration overshadows a positive story
News 4 months ago
Kohl’s same-store sales deceleration overshadows a positive story

Kohl’s Corp.’s 1.2% same-store sales growth over the holiday period fell short of the high expectations set by the fourth quarter last year, but...

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These are the pieces of the Sears that still have value in a liquidation
News 4 months ago
These are the pieces of the Sears that still have value in a liquidation

Just when you thought Sears Holdings Corp. was on its way out, the bankrupt department store retailer could be saved once again by a $120 million...

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Outside the Box: Why the housing and mortgage crisis is far from over
News 4 months ago
Outside the Box: Why the housing and mortgage crisis is far from over

With major data providers reporting that mortgage delinquencies continue to decline, Wall Street and the pundits are more convinced than ever that...

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Judge halts NYC’s crackdown on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms
News 4 months ago
Judge halts NYC’s crackdown on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms

A Manhattan federal judge shot down New York City’s attempted crackdown on Airbnb on Thursday with a ruling claiming the city ran afoul of the...

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Earnings Results: New Year cheer for investors in battered U.K. retailers
News 4 months ago
Earnings Results: New Year cheer for investors in battered U.K. retailers

Investors in Britain’s battered retailers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday following positive figures from clothing giant Next the first listed...

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The Wall Street Journal: Amazon plans to expand reach of its Whole Foods stores
News 4 months ago
The Wall Street Journal: Amazon plans to expand reach of its Whole Foods stores

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U. S., people familiar with the plans said, to put more customers...

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Here’s a list of the 80 new store closures Sears has announced
News 4 months ago
Here’s a list of the 80 new store closures Sears has announced

Time could be running out for Sears Holding Corp., but in the meantime the bankrupt retailer continues to announce store closures. Sears SHLDQ,...

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Sears may shutter for good if Eddie Lampert doesn’t make a formal takeover bid today
News 4 months ago
Sears may shutter for good if Eddie Lampert doesn’t make a formal takeover bid today

Sears Holding Corp. may be close to the end. The bankrupt retailer will be broken up if Eddie Lampert, Sears chief executive and head of the hedge...

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