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Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses
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Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses

When it comes to brick-and-mortar retailers using technology to improve their businesses, the US lags far behind the rest of the world. Outlined...

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GoFundMe campaigns to help furloughed federal employees pay their bills during government shutdown may now be in legal trouble
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GoFundMe campaigns to help furloughed federal employees pay their bills during government shutdown may now be in legal trouble

Federal employees have turned to GoFundMe to raise extra money to pay their bills, after going nearly a month without a paycheck thanks to the...

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Sears once owned brands for everything from car insurance to real-estate advice — here's where they are now (SHLD)
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Sears once owned brands for everything from car insurance to real-estate advice — here's where they are now (SHLD)

In its heyday, Sears was not only the biggest retailer in the world, but it also owned and founded multiple companies and brands offering...

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J.Crew is kicking off 2019 with a set of store closings
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J.Crew is kicking off 2019 with a set of store closings

J.Crew is closing at least six stores this month as part of a set of planned closures announced last year. J.Crew had a rocky end to 2018. Former...

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A glow-in-the-dark ramen shop makes food that looks like something out of an alien world
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A glow-in-the-dark ramen shop makes food that looks like something out of an alien world

Ami Sueki, the founder of design studio Zoo as Zoo, has teamed up with Courtney Hammond, the co-founder of national arts agency Dashboard, to...

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Sears set to stay open after last ditch bid prevents liquidation, sending shares surging
News 5 months ago
Sears set to stay open after last ditch bid prevents liquidation, sending shares surging

126-year-old retailer Sears has grabbed a lifeline after billionaire hedge-fund manager Edward Lampert won a bankruptcy auction. The result means...

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Sneaky ways stores like H&M, Zara, and Uniqlo get you to spend more money on clothes
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Sneaky ways stores like H&M, Zara, and Uniqlo get you to spend more money on clothes

H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, Forever 21, and Fashion Nova all rely on the lucrative business model of fast fashion. Fast fashion allows stores to...

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Here's the most expensive town for renters in every state
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Here's the most expensive town for renters in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median gross rent for apartments and other rented housing....

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Someone in Silicon Valley is renting a studio apartment for $1,500 a month just for his two cats
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Someone in Silicon Valley is renting a studio apartment for $1,500 a month just for his two cats

A Silicon Valley landlord is renting his San Jose studio apartment to a pair of cats, whose owner couldn't keep them in his own apartment,...

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Google is moving in to a former Los Angeles shopping mall to open a massive new 584,000-square-foot office (GOOGL, GOOG)
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Google is moving in to a former Los Angeles shopping mall to open a massive new 584,000-square-foot office (GOOGL, GOOG)

Google is growing its presence in Los Angeles, the company says. Google has leased a new 584,000-square-foot office in West Los Angeles that is...

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The effects of the shutdown are only going to get exponentially worse as the fight drags on
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The effects of the shutdown are only going to get exponentially worse as the fight drags on

The government shutdown is now in day 17 and shows no sign of ending. The shutdown is already having an effect on government agencies, including...

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Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)
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Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)

Microsoft began a planned demolition of some of the oldest buildings on its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington. The demolition is part of...

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Schools want to build cheap homes for teachers in the Bay Area, where rents average $3,300 per month. Some people are furious.
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Schools want to build cheap homes for teachers in the Bay Area, where rents average $3,300 per month. Some people are furious.

A growing number of companies and school districts are building affordable housing for teachers, who often find it difficult to make rent in major...

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Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a $14 million Miami apartment for Christmas, and she looked ecstatic when she checked it out
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Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a $14 million Miami apartment for Christmas, and she looked ecstatic when she checked it out

Kanye West reportedly bought his wife, Kim Kardashian, a $14 million Miami condo for Christmas. The couple looked ecstatic on the balcony of the...

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A gorgeous remake of a PlayStation gaming classic is almost here — and it looks incredible
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A gorgeous remake of a PlayStation gaming classic is almost here — and it looks incredible

In late January, that game is getting a majorly updated re-release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Besides looking significantly better,...

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An analyst is arguing that Gap is headed for a comeback in 2019, but many say that's probably wrong (GPS)
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An analyst is arguing that Gap is headed for a comeback in 2019, but many say that's probably wrong (GPS)

A Jefferies analyst is advising clients to "aggressively" buy up Gap shares, anticipating a comeback for the company in 2019. Opinions among other...

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Mobile commerce is on the rise in the US and it already accounts for most sales in several other countries
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Mobile commerce is on the rise in the US and it already accounts for most sales in several other countries

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Blake Nordstrom, a top executive and heir to the department-store dynasty, has died. Here's how the Nordstrom family built their store empire. (JWN)
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Blake Nordstrom, a top executive and heir to the department-store dynasty, has died. Here's how the Nordstrom family built their store empire. (JWN)

Blake Nordstrom, one of the co-presidents of Nordstrom, Inc., died on Wednesday at 58. He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in December.Blake...

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'I was a naive': Medical resident accused of making anti-Semitic comments apologizes for 'the pain I have caused'
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'I was a naive': Medical resident accused of making anti-Semitic comments apologizes for 'the pain I have caused'

Dr. Lara Kollab, a former medical resident who was dismissed after her anti-Semitic tweets made several years ago were uncovered, released a...

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A married couple in their 20s explains how real estate investing is helping them pay back over $170,000 in student-loan debt
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A married couple in their 20s explains how real estate investing is helping them pay back over $170,000 in student-loan debt

Student-loan debt is a prevalent issue in the US, with 44 million borrowers in this country owing $1.5 trillion, Forbes reported earlier this year....

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The price of a typical Manhattan apartment just fell below $1 million for the first time in 3 years
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The price of a typical Manhattan apartment just fell below $1 million for the first time in 3 years

Real estate in Manhattan has been moving toward a buyers' market. The median sales price of units sold in Manhattan fell 6% in the final three...

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The price of a typical Manhattan apartment just fell below $1 million
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The price of a typical Manhattan apartment just fell below $1 million

Real estate in Manhattan has been moving toward a buyers' market. The median sales price of units sold in Manhattan fell 6% in the final three...

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A day in the life of a 28-year-old Macquarie investment banker who runs around Central Park at lunch and took the world's longest flight
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A day in the life of a 28-year-old Macquarie investment banker who runs around Central Park at lunch and took the world's longest flight

Verena Cavalheiro is a New York investment-banking associate at Macquarie Capital. Working as a young investment banker can be a stressful grind...

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Trump and Pompeo praise Brazil’s new president, who has a history of homophobia, racism, and misogyny
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Trump and Pompeo praise Brazil’s new president, who has a history of homophobia, racism, and misogyny

President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been lavishing praise on Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial new president of Brazil....

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A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself 2 miles east, and its billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality
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A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself 2 miles east, and its billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality

A small Swedish town called Kiruna is attempting to move itself 2 miles east, starting with a brand new city hall. The town currently rests on...

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The CEO behind 'Fortnite' is now worth over $7 billion
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The CEO behind 'Fortnite' is now worth over $7 billion

The man in charge of the company that makes "Fortnite" is now worth over $7 billion. According to the 2018 Bloomberg Billionaire list, Sweeney is...

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Government agency says letter advising furloughed employees to perform chores for landlords in lieu of paying rent was posted by accident
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Government agency says letter advising furloughed employees to perform chores for landlords in lieu of paying rent was posted by accident

On Friday, the Office of Personnel Management tweeted three sample letters that furloughed federal employees could send to landlords, creditors,...

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H&M is struggling to keep up with its sister stores Cos and & Other Stories. We shopped at all three and saw why.
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H&M is struggling to keep up with its sister stores Cos and & Other Stories. We shopped at all three and saw why.

Though H&M's business has been struggling as of late, other H&M group brands have been doing well, according to the company's CEO, Karl-Johan...

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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 — and no one else even came close to touching it (AMZN)
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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 — and no one else even came close to touching it (AMZN)

Amazon had a killer 2018 in nearly all respects, but its retail performance defied expectations. The company is projected to close the year netting...

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The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)
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The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 1998, Susan Wojcicki rented her Menlo Park, California, garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page for $1,700 per month. The next year, she would join...

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