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Economic Report: Pending home sales slump again in November as housing market faces big chill
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Economic Report: Pending home sales slump again in November as housing market faces big chill

Pending U. S. home sales were down 7.7% as compared with November 2017 Pending sales of U. S. homes fell again in November, reflecting a prolonged...

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What NOT to buy during post-Christmas and end-of-year sales
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What NOT to buy during post-Christmas and end-of-year sales

While the holidays are drawing to a close, it’s still a decent time to find a deal as many retailers promote sales to move merchandise off their...

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The Wall Street Journal: Chinese property stocks have surged in fourth quarter
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The Wall Street Journal: Chinese property stocks have surged in fourth quarter

Major Chinese property stocks have rebounded in the fourth quarter as Beijing works to stabilize the sector. Shares of major Chinese developers...

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Hostile bid for pot producer Aphria comes from billionaire Ohio family’s new U.S. company
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Hostile bid for pot producer Aphria comes from billionaire Ohio family’s new U.S. company

A newly formed U. S. cannabis operation — backed by a storied Ohio family that has built a fortune in the retail business — is making a hostile bid...

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Lululemon tops two analysts’ lists for 2019
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Lululemon tops two analysts’ lists for 2019

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is the top pick for 2019 at MKM Partners and Cowen, with analysts talking up the lack of in-store promotions and high...

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Outside the Box: 3 surprising things I learned from visiting 50 California marijuana dispensaries
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Outside the Box: 3 surprising things I learned from visiting 50 California marijuana dispensaries

California has been the capital of cannabis since 1997, when medical marijuana first became legal. One year after it was legalized for recreational...

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In One Chart: This is the most expensive city to buy holiday gifts this holiday season
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In One Chart: This is the most expensive city to buy holiday gifts this holiday season

From a Santa Claus’ suit to Christmas tree trimmings, the color red is all over the place this time of year — and renters might know that...

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Where to do last-minute toy shopping now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone
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Where to do last-minute toy shopping now that Toys ‘R’ Us is gone

Without Toys “R” Us, some parents are finding that last-minute toy shopping isn’t all fun and games this holiday season. Around 61% of holiday...

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The Wall Street Journal: Gymboree seeks bankruptcy loan, may close most of its stores
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The Wall Street Journal: Gymboree seeks bankruptcy loan, may close most of its stores

Children’s retailer Gymboree Group Inc. is shopping for a bankruptcy loan as it prepares for a second chapter 11 filing in less than two years,...

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In some of the country’s most expensive cities, rent prices are starting to do something unexpected
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In some of the country’s most expensive cities, rent prices are starting to do something unexpected

In cities like Seattle, the rent has indeed gotten too damn high — so high, in fact, that prices have flattened. Rent prices in Seattle, the...

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Upscale British chocolatier takes aim at Hershey and Godiva
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Upscale British chocolatier takes aim at Hershey and Godiva

Hotel Chocolat has a message for U. S. rivals: our chocolate is way better than yours. The not-so-festive tone underlines the second attempt by the...

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Google joins Amazon, Apple with major push for operations outside the West Coast
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Google joins Amazon, Apple with major push for operations outside the West Coast

Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced a major real-estate expansion in New York City that will make the company one of the city’s largest commercial...

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NerdWallet: Your days of itemizing tax deductions might be over
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NerdWallet: Your days of itemizing tax deductions might be over

Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time...

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The Ratings Game: Walgreens stock dives after Goldman downgrade on concerns about core business
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The Ratings Game: Walgreens stock dives after Goldman downgrade on concerns about core business

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. shares fell 4% Friday, after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to sell from neutral, citing concerns about a...

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Which Americans have improved their well-being most since 2008? Hint: It’s not white men
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Which Americans have improved their well-being most since 2008? Hint: It’s not white men

Most Americans are better off today than they were a decade ago. But for some, the improvements to their well-being have been especially notable....

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Outside the Box: 8 tiny towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies
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Outside the Box: 8 tiny towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies

When you think of Fortune 500 companies and where they’re based, you probably picture major cities like Silicon Valley, New York City and Seattle....

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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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