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The Ratings Game: TJX results show shoppers will head back to stores if the price is right, analysts say
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The Ratings Game: TJX results show shoppers will head back to stores if the price is right, analysts say

TJX Cos. says that the early results from the reopening of more than 1,600 stores around the world have been positive, giving analysts reason to...

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Lowe’s has identified 3 areas of focus for social distancing in its stores, including the garden area
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Lowe’s has identified 3 areas of focus for social distancing in its stores, including the garden area

Lowe's Cos. Inc. took a deep dive into where customers spend their time while shopping their stores and identified three areas to focus for social...

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Kohl’s says it will eliminate eight women’s brands including Jennifer Lopez and PopSugar in favor of more active gear
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Kohl’s says it will eliminate eight women’s brands including Jennifer Lopez and PopSugar in favor of more active gear

Kohl's Corp. plans to eliminate eight "down-trending" women's brands, in favor of growing the active category. The eight brands are: Dana Buchman,...

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Kelley Blue Book: The best car lease deals right now
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Kelley Blue Book: The best car lease deals right now

If you're considering leasing a new car or SUV in May, you're in luck. Here are deals that can get you into everything from a sporty subcompact SUV...

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Livability: Certain trends are already emerging to reveal how coronavirus will change where we want to live
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Livability: Certain trends are already emerging to reveal how coronavirus will change where we want to live

Answering the question "Where do you want to live?" has always been a complicated calculation, taking into account everything from job...

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Fashion chain French Connection warns it could run out of cash within months despite June reopening
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Fashion chain French Connection warns it could run out of cash within months despite June reopening

British fashion retailer French Connection FCCN, +1.32% has warned it could run out of cash in "the coming months" unless it secures additional...

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Earnings Watch: Alibaba, Walmart and Target are about to show retailers’ view of the pandemic
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Earnings Watch: Alibaba, Walmart and Target are about to show retailers’ view of the pandemic

U. S. retail companies will be eagerly watching Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s next Friday morning report, when the Chinese e-commerce giant will...

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The Wall Street Journal: J.C. Penney, the century-old American retailer, files for bankruptcy
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The Wall Street Journal: J.C. Penney, the century-old American retailer, files for bankruptcy

J. C. Penney Co. dressed middle-class American families for more than a century, but its failure to evolve as shopping habits changed in the past...

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Work-from-home productivity pickup has tech CEOs predicting many employees will never come back to the office
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Work-from-home productivity pickup has tech CEOs predicting many employees will never come back to the office

If you rebuild the workplace after COVID-19, will the workers ever come back? In Silicon Valley, the answer from many tech companies is that many...

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The New York Post: Amazon said to be eyeing further Fairway supermarket locations in N.Y. area
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The New York Post: Amazon said to be eyeing further Fairway supermarket locations in N.Y. area

Amazon is once again on the prowl for stores owned by bankrupt grocer Fairway Market, the New York Post reported having learned. After forking over...

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Neiman Marcus and J.Crew could survive bankruptcy filings, experts say
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Neiman Marcus and J.Crew could survive bankruptcy filings, experts say

Neiman Marcus and J. Crew may survive the bankruptcy process, thanks to assets like name recognition and favorable store locations, according to...

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Outside the Box: As retail vacancies rise, landlords should reconsider their aversion to this ‘recession-proof’ business
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Outside the Box: As retail vacancies rise, landlords should reconsider their aversion to this ‘recession-proof’ business

With major retail chains such as J. Crew and Pier One filing for bankruptcy and closing stores, landlords may finally be ready to warm up to the...

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How to safely commute, go shopping, and get on a plane as states reopen for business during the coronavirus pandemic — ‘Opening up does not mean social activities’
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How to safely commute, go shopping, and get on a plane as states reopen for business during the coronavirus pandemic — ‘Opening up does not mean social activities’

A coronavirus vaccine remains far off, but the stay-at-home orders in many states are starting to lift, if they haven't already. That means...

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‘Where else am I gonna find a $145 sun dress with grapefruits on it?’ J.Crew will have to slash prices to get people to buy their clothes, analysts say
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‘Where else am I gonna find a $145 sun dress with grapefruits on it?’ J.Crew will have to slash prices to get people to buy their clothes, analysts say

For J. Crew fans, there's some finely-tailored silver lining on the news of the upscale preppy clothing retailer's bankruptcy - the court case...

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Outside the Box: The cafeteria — and other parts of office life — will change dramatically after coronavirus
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Outside the Box: The cafeteria — and other parts of office life — will change dramatically after coronavirus

The culture of the workplace determines ways people interact with one another, inside and outside the office. Workplace culture is expressed...

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Best Buy’s store reopening strategy gives every customer one-on-one service
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Best Buy’s store reopening strategy gives every customer one-on-one service

When Best Buy Co. Inc. stores reopen for business, every customer who walks through the doors will be getting something like VIP treatment. Best...

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CityWatch: Office reopenings may come with staggered shifts, increased hygiene and recalibrated spaces
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CityWatch: Office reopenings may come with staggered shifts, increased hygiene and recalibrated spaces

As employees transition back to offices in New York City and around the U. S. post-coronavirus lockdown, they're likely to return to a very...

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Germany is slowly reopening, but ‘people are afraid to come and shop’
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Germany is slowly reopening, but ‘people are afraid to come and shop’

BERLIN - When Caroline Kratzsch was finally able to reopen her elegant Berlin lingerie store Wednesday, her customers rushed in. "They were waiting...

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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Welcome back, cubicles? Longtime Silicon Valley CEO says coronavirus could kill the open office
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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Welcome back, cubicles? Longtime Silicon Valley CEO says coronavirus could kill the open office

Nothing will be the same when corporate America goes back to the office, and one longtime tech CEO believes a permanent change could be the death...

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London Markets: U.K retail sales plunged in March, but just wait until April
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London Markets: U.K retail sales plunged in March, but just wait until April

The U. K. suffered its biggest monthly retail sales drop on record in data published Friday, but next month could be far worse, warned analysts at...

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These states are loosening economic shutdown orders; table service allowed at restaurants in several states
News 2 months ago
These states are loosening economic shutdown orders; table service allowed at restaurants in several states

Governors are setting their own timelines on when parts of their economies shut down by the coronavirus can reopen. Just what "reopening" means is...

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Coronavirus pandemic shows the U.S. food supply chain is due for an upgrade, experts say
News 2 months ago
Coronavirus pandemic shows the U.S. food supply chain is due for an upgrade, experts say

Grocery store shoppers are being met with empty store shelves, not because there is a shortage of food, but because the nation's food supply chain...

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Autotrader: Competition ramps up for car leasing customers in a buyer’s market for new cars
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Autotrader: Competition ramps up for car leasing customers in a buyer’s market for new cars

According to a recent J. D. Power study, about 1.8 million drivers are scheduled to return their leased vehicles between March and July of this...

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Market Extra: U.S. commercial real estate braces for defaults, drop in peak prices as pandemic cuts off cash flows
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Market Extra: U.S. commercial real estate braces for defaults, drop in peak prices as pandemic cuts off cash flows

Hotel rooms sit empty. Office buildings have gone dark. Families cook in their kitchens instead of dining out at restaurants and stream movies at...

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The Wall Street Journal: Tesla seeks rent reductions to cut costs amid outbreak
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The Wall Street Journal: Tesla seeks rent reductions to cut costs amid outbreak

Tesla Inc. has reached out to at least some of its landlords seeking rent reductions, according to firms contacted by the car company, as the auto...

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Their Stories: Keith Saunders, a grocery store manager in Ontario, was known to ‘make work fun’
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Their Stories: Keith Saunders, a grocery store manager in Ontario, was known to ‘make work fun’

Paul Greszczyszyn remembers Keith Saunders as a fun guy who worked hard in the grocery business for his entire adult life. "I worked with him for...

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Outside the Box: This tech CEO is paying restaurants hit by the coronavirus to make food and deliver meals to people in need
News 3 months ago
Outside the Box: This tech CEO is paying restaurants hit by the coronavirus to make food and deliver meals to people in need

I walk or bike to work most days from my home in the center of San Francisco to the Twitch offices downtown. I usually stop at a coffee shop on the...

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The Wall Street Journal: WeWork skips rent payments to cut costs amid pandemic
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The Wall Street Journal: WeWork skips rent payments to cut costs amid pandemic

WeWork has stopped paying rent at some U. S. locations, in the latest sign that the co-working company is aggressively trying to cut costs as the...

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Costco sales jumped by more than $1.5 billion as coronavirus spread in March
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Costco sales jumped by more than $1.5 billion as coronavirus spread in March

Costco Wholesale Corp. late Wednesday said that its March net sales rose nearly 12%, including a 48% jump in online sales, providing a window into...

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Cannabis Watch: Pot shops are considered ‘essential’ businesses in most states where it’s legal, but the rules are shifting
News 3 months ago
Cannabis Watch: Pot shops are considered ‘essential’ businesses in most states where it’s legal, but the rules are shifting

When California became the first state to issue a shelter-in-place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it set another standard by declaring cannabis...

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