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The 10 cities with the most McDonald's restaurants per capita are almost all in the South
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The 10 cities with the most McDonald's restaurants per capita are almost all in the South

McDonald's is a symbol of American capitalism. Some cities remain more loyal to the Golden Arches than others. These are the 10 cities with the...

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A real estate firm surprised its 198 employees with $10 million in bonus money at the company's holiday party: 'It's life-changing'
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A real estate firm surprised its 198 employees with $10 million in bonus money at the company's holiday party: 'It's life-changing'

A real-estate firm based in Baltimore collectively gave employees a $10 million bonus to celebrate achieving a goal it set in 2005. Bonus amounts...

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This is how Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores in order to show you relevant ads — and how to opt out (FB)
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This is how Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores in order to show you relevant ads — and how to opt out (FB)

Facebook gathers information about what you buy — both online and in physical stores — in order to serve you ads that correspond to those purchases...

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Silicon Valley's newest startup trend? Shoeless office policies.
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Silicon Valley's newest startup trend? Shoeless office policies.

Silicon Valley startups are offering no-shoes office policies, allowing employees to spend the workday in house slippers, socks, or barefoot. It's...

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5 signs you're ready to buy an investment property
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5 signs you're ready to buy an investment property

Buying an investment property is appealing to some because it offers a way to generate passive income. However, it's expensive to get started, and...

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A new hospitality company claims to combine the best parts of hotels and apartments. I spent the night in one of their NYC units — here's why I think it's going to change the way people travel.
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A new hospitality company claims to combine the best parts of hotels and apartments. I spent the night in one of their NYC units — here's why I think it's going to change the way people travel.

Sonder is an apartment-rental company that claims to combine the best parts of a hotel and a private home. It's one of several new hybrid companies...

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San Francisco's 24-hour public toilets cost the city nearly $30 per flush. Officials want to add more.
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San Francisco's 24-hour public toilets cost the city nearly $30 per flush. Officials want to add more.

Since 2014, San Francisco has operated a program called "Pit Stop" that delivers mobile public restrooms to neighborhoods with dirty streets. In...

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2020 could be the first year that millennials originate more than half of all home mortgages
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2020 could be the first year that millennials originate more than half of all home mortgages

A forecast from Realtor.com predicts that 2020 will be the first year millennials will originate more than 50 percent of all home purchase...

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Retailers are offering faster, cheaper shipping than ever before. Here's what stores including Walmart and Target are offering this year.
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Retailers are offering faster, cheaper shipping than ever before. Here's what stores including Walmart and Target are offering this year.

This holiday season, there are plenty of reasons to shop online. Target, Amazon, and Walmart are all offering deals on shipping for the holidays....

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A $61 billion business for Walmart, Target, Kroger, and other major retailers could take a critical hit from Trump
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A $61 billion business for Walmart, Target, Kroger, and other major retailers could take a critical hit from Trump

The Trump administration is making it harder for some people to qualify for government aid known as food-stamp benefits. The change could cut...

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A startup is taking inspiration from scooter companies Bird and Lime to rent blenders to space-strapped New York apartment dwellers
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A startup is taking inspiration from scooter companies Bird and Lime to rent blenders to space-strapped New York apartment dwellers

TULU, a one-year-old Israeli startup, partners with landlords to provide rentals via app for anything from folding chairs to VR headsets. TULU has...

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Take a look inside one of the most expensive ski resorts in the Alps, a 7-bedroom Austrian chalet that rents for over $540,000 during the holiday season
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Take a look inside one of the most expensive ski resorts in the Alps, a 7-bedroom Austrian chalet that rents for over $540,000 during the holiday season

Ski season is upon us, which means the world's one percent are flocking to ski resorts in the Alps. Chalet N in Oberlech, Austria, ranks among the...

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Family offices are gaining visibility, but remain tricky to define. Here's how an HSBC private bank exec explains the term to ultra-rich clients.
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Family offices are gaining visibility, but remain tricky to define. Here's how an HSBC private bank exec explains the term to ultra-rich clients.

The family office space isn't well understood, particularly for a segment that's grown in visibility in recent years. The US Securities and...

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WeWork's turnaround plan calls for it to stanch its losses while opening hundreds of new locations. Here's why business and real estate experts are baffled.
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WeWork's turnaround plan calls for it to stanch its losses while opening hundreds of new locations. Here's why business and real estate experts are baffled.

Real-estate and business experts who spoke with Business Insider were baffled by the turnaround plan WeWork unveiled to employees on Friday. The...

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The retail stores killed by the internet that people miss the most, according to Reddit users
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The retail stores killed by the internet that people miss the most, according to Reddit users

Amazon and the proliferation of online shopping have led to the demise of many brick-and-mortar stores, whose customers are turning to the internet...

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The 20 best community colleges in the US to jump-start a successful career
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The 20 best community colleges in the US to jump-start a successful career

Transferring to a four-year university from community college may save thousands of dollars. Four-year university grads tend to earn more money on...

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The secret NYC vintage store where Kim Kardashian West shops for vintage clothes
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The secret NYC vintage store where Kim Kardashian West shops for vintage clothes

Insider's Emily Christian steps into a secret room of vintage fashion at New York Vintage. The room is home to 150 years of designer fashion....

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The rise and fall of Kohl's, the Midwestern department store that took over the nation with discounts and celebrity partnerships
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The rise and fall of Kohl's, the Midwestern department store that took over the nation with discounts and celebrity partnerships

Kohl's, the Midwestern-based department store chain, is struggling to find its footing as the retail apocalypse rages on. The company missed Wall...

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The retail industry could be headed for a tough holiday season. Here's a roundup of 3 companies that just cut their profit outlooks.
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The retail industry could be headed for a tough holiday season. Here's a roundup of 3 companies that just cut their profit outlooks.

Slashed full-year profit outlooks are weighing on retail stocks ahead of the important holiday season. After disappointing earnings reports this...

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Secret Service spent more than $250,000 at Trump's properties in the first 5 months of his presidency, records show
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Secret Service spent more than $250,000 at Trump's properties in the first 5 months of his presidency, records show

Newly released records show that the Secret Service spent more than $250,000 at Trump properties during the first five months of Trump's presidency...

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Macy's slips after slashed profit forecast adds to holiday-season jitters (M)
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Macy's slips after slashed profit forecast adds to holiday-season jitters (M)

Macy's reported disappointing third-quarter earnings Thursday that showed a decline in same-store sales and a slashed full-year outlook. Shares...

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Anyone who buys things online is missing out on travel rewards by ignoring free shopping portals from brands like Chase, Amex, and Southwest Airlines
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Anyone who buys things online is missing out on travel rewards by ignoring free shopping portals from brands like Chase, Amex, and Southwest Airlines

Online shopping portals let you earn airline miles, hotel points, and other rewards when you make a purchase or sign up for a participating service...

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People have noticed WeWork's 'sad' empty booth at a big software developer conference
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People have noticed WeWork's 'sad' empty booth at a big software developer conference

About 12,000 attendees descended on San Diego this week to attend KubeCon, a software conference dedicated to the hot programming technology known...

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Tishman Speyer is opening its own flex offices without go-betweens like WeWork. We got a look at the landlord's new space in New York.
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Tishman Speyer is opening its own flex offices without go-betweens like WeWork. We got a look at the landlord's new space in New York.

A new flock of landlord-operated flex spaces, including Hines' Hines Squared and Boston Properties' Flex, are entering the market. Business Insider...

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We went shopping at Trader Joe's and Wegmans to see which beloved grocer is better, and found Wegmans has a crucial advantage
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We went shopping at Trader Joe's and Wegmans to see which beloved grocer is better, and found Wegmans has a crucial advantage

Trader Joe's and Wegmans are two grocers that both have cult followings. Both grocery stores also have unique store designs and fill their shelves...

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WeWork warned employees not to put glass cleaner in tenants' mouthwash containers
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WeWork warned employees not to put glass cleaner in tenants' mouthwash containers

WeWork has warned employees that they could be fired if they put glass cleaner or other harmful substances into building mouthwash containers,...

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SoftBank is reportedly close to taking over a fancy London members' club that WeWork also wanted to rent
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SoftBank is reportedly close to taking over a fancy London members' club that WeWork also wanted to rent

SoftBank is reportedly close to securing the keys to a private members' club in London that WeWork also wanted to rent. That suggests the pair's...

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I went shopping at Wegmans and Whole Foods in New York City, and Wegmans' new Brooklyn store blew me away
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I went shopping at Wegmans and Whole Foods in New York City, and Wegmans' new Brooklyn store blew me away

Wegmans, a family-owned grocery store chain on the East Coast, recently opened its first location in Brooklyn, New York. As an LA native, I'd never...

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We spent a day with ScootScoop repossessing renegade scooters to find out why the services are drawing so much backlash
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We spent a day with ScootScoop repossessing renegade scooters to find out why the services are drawing so much backlash

ScootScoop has found big business in repossessing scooters that have been parked illegally. The duo will harvest dozens of Bird or Lime scooters on...

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Here’s how the natural gas and oil industry is changing communities across the US
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Here’s how the natural gas and oil industry is changing communities across the US

The natural gas and oil industry in the US supports 10.3 million jobs and accounts for nearly 8% of the gross domestic product. From providing good...

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