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Starbucks aims for local economic boost with 'community store' plan
News 4 months ago
Starbucks aims for local economic boost with 'community store' plan

Starbucks is launching a major expansion of its community store initiative, adding dozens of new locations in economically distressed areas after...

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Online mattress retailer Casper Sleep files for U.S. IPO
News 4 months ago
Online mattress retailer Casper Sleep files for U.S. IPO

Casper Sleep Inc, the online mattress retailer whose investors include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper 50 Cent, on Friday filed for an initial...

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Private equity's talent challenge: Keeping it out of the family
News 4 months ago
Private equity's talent challenge: Keeping it out of the family

The five executive headhunting firms with the biggest market share on Wall Street - Korn Ferry, Egon Zehnder, Russell Reynolds Associates, Odgers...

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Many happy returns
News 5 months ago
Many happy returns

It is National Returns Day. United Parcel Service expects to ship 1.9 million gifts and other items back to U. S. retailers on Thursday, according...

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Millennials exchanging, shopping boosts post-holiday sales numbers
News 5 months ago
Millennials exchanging, shopping boosts post-holiday sales numbers

Even after the holidays, retail sales are rising, and the consumer remains strong. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 68 percent of...

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Uniqlo shirt-folding robots could make Japanese factory fully automated
News 5 months ago
Uniqlo shirt-folding robots could make Japanese factory fully automated

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo is reportedly making its way to becoming fully automated in Tokyo at its flagship warehouse as the country faces a...

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Champagne and shoes: Luxury stores adapt to changing shopper
News 5 months ago
Champagne and shoes: Luxury stores adapt to changing shopper

NEW YORK (AP) - To get that monogram tote bag by Louis Vuitton or leather Flashtrek sneakers by Gucci, the go-to place had been luxury department...

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Holiday gifting: Retailers with the best and worst return policies
News 5 months ago
Holiday gifting: Retailers with the best and worst return policies

'Tis the season of gift receipts. It happens every year and, in fact, a whopping 77 percent of consumers anticipate they'll have to make returns...

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Dollar stores creating food deserts in poor communities: Tulsa city councilor
News 5 months ago
Dollar stores creating food deserts in poor communities: Tulsa city councilor

Are dollar stores harmful to poor communities? Tulsa, Oklahoma, city councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper believes they are contributing to food deserts,...

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Geoff Shepard: Remembering Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman – A man I was privileged to work for
News 5 months ago
Geoff Shepard: Remembering Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman – A man I was privileged to work for

Paul Volcker, the legendary Federal Reserve Chairman who tamed rampant inflation in the 1970s, died one week ago at age 92. He was an intellectual...

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Private equity bets on health care real estate
News 5 months ago
Private equity bets on health care real estate

While private equity investors look for new ways to generate returns on their cash, one sector they appear to be turning their attention to is...

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Jobs surge boosts housing market
News 5 months ago
Jobs surge boosts housing market

Mortgage applications rose in the past week as the thriving job market is raising confidence and people are looking for homes. Demand for...

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Fannie, Freddie to rein in risky mortgages to prepare for possible economic downturn
News 5 months ago
Fannie, Freddie to rein in risky mortgages to prepare for possible economic downturn

The federal agency in charge of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wants the mortgage giants to reduce their exposure to risky loans, intended to make...

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Facebook eyes lease for iconic Manhattan landmark
News 6 months ago
Facebook eyes lease for iconic Manhattan landmark

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly eyeing office space within an iconic civic building sitting in Manhattan, potentially making it one of...

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