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Why Dollar General Sank After a Strong Q4 Report
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Why Dollar General Sank After a Strong Q4 Report

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) delivered its fourth-quarter results last Thursday, and there appeared to be plenty for investors to smile about. Comp...

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Will DSW's Name Change Fix Its Ailing Business?
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Will DSW's Name Change Fix Its Ailing Business?

The footwear business has been particularly competitive lately, and retail specialist DSW (NYSE: DSW) has had to try to navigate tough conditions...

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Gucci launches community fund and scholarship program
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Gucci launches community fund and scholarship program

Gucci is announcing a new global program called Gucci Changemakers as part of the fashion company's continuing effort to foster diversity and...

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The Buckle Demonstrates That It's Adapting to a Changed Retail Landscape
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The Buckle Demonstrates That It's Adapting to a Changed Retail Landscape

Apparel, footwear, and accessories retailer The Buckle (NYSE: BKE) reported respectable fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 earnings on March 15. While...

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Call It Reverse Showrooming: These Companies Are Cashing In on Their Physical Stores
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Call It Reverse Showrooming: These Companies Are Cashing In on Their Physical Stores

It was only a few years ago that investors were worried about national retailers permanently losing ground to digital rivals. The fears led to the...

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5 Things That Five Below Investors Should Look For in Q4
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5 Things That Five Below Investors Should Look For in Q4

Specialty chain Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) has been one of the few stars in retailing that has surpassed expectations and avoided the downdraft that...

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Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June
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Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June

Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June. Shopko said Monday the company was...

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Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth
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Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that...

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Retailers Should Be Wary -- Amazon.com Is Closing All Its Pop-Up Stores
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Retailers Should Be Wary -- Amazon.com Is Closing All Its Pop-Up Stores

The initial read on the decision by Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) to close all 87 pop-up stores in locations like malls, Whole Foods, and even Kohl's ...

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Why Real Estate Investing Might Make You a Mint
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Why Real Estate Investing Might Make You a Mint

At The Motley Fool, our primary investing focus is on individual stocks -- which we view as the most powerful tool out there for long-term wealth...

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The Retail Apocalypse Is Not as Bad as It Seems
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The Retail Apocalypse Is Not as Bad as It Seems

It's only mid-March, and U. S. retailers have already announced close to 5,000 store closures since the beginning of the year. That compares to 5...

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The Only Dividend-Paying Marijuana Pure-Play Stock Just Upped Its Payout (Again)
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The Only Dividend-Paying Marijuana Pure-Play Stock Just Upped Its Payout (Again)

Since the year began, few if any industries are blazing ahead more than the marijuana industry. The very first publicly traded cannabis exchange...

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Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak
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Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak

Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical...

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Retail Tech's Upcoming Revolution
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Retail Tech's Upcoming Revolution

In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Nick Sciple talks with fool.com analyst Dan Kline about the coolest trends he saw at...

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New Tractor Supply distribution center opens, to employ 350
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New Tractor Supply distribution center opens, to employ 350

A 925,000-square-foot distribution center for the Tractor Supply Co. retail chain has opened in an economically struggling part of central New York...

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The Largest U.S. Marijuana Deal in History Was Just Announced
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The Largest U.S. Marijuana Deal in History Was Just Announced

Big things are afoot in the marijuana industry. Following the legalization of recreational pot in Canada this past October, the legal weed industry...

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Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores
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Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores

Alaska is poised to become the first state in the nation with statewide rules allowing people to use marijuana at certain stores where they buy it....

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Better Buy: Costco vs. Target
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Better Buy: Costco vs. Target

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is known for its commitment to low prices. Millions of customers are willing to pay a membership fee to...

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Casey's General Stores Continues Its Slow and Steady Progress
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Casey's General Stores Continues Its Slow and Steady Progress

Coming out of the Great Recession, few companies performed as well as Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY). The small-town convenience and...

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Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores
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Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday that it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at 125 of its stores, replacing the gear with...

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Marijuana's Dividend Giant Just Boosted Its Payout -- Again
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Marijuana's Dividend Giant Just Boosted Its Payout -- Again

It's no secret that marijuana stocks have drawn the attention of many interested investors. With the rising acceptance of cannabis for its...

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Powell says strong economy hiding struggles of poor families
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Powell says strong economy hiding struggles of poor families

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the strong U. S. economy is masking the struggles of many families in lower-income...

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Tesla turns around raising prices, keeping more stores open
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Tesla turns around raising prices, keeping more stores open

What a difference two weeks makes in Tesla news. The electric carmaker reversed course on Sunday, saying it will now raise the price on its high...

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What Marijuana REIT Innovative Industrial Has to Show Investors Thursday
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What Marijuana REIT Innovative Industrial Has to Show Investors Thursday

Marijuana stocks took a sizable hit in 2018, but they've taken advantage of a fresh start to climb to new heights in the first couple of months of...

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The Average Social Security Benefit Won't Even Cover Rent in These 8 States
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The Average Social Security Benefit Won't Even Cover Rent in These 8 States

For nearly eight decades, Social Security has been a financial rock for our nation's retired workforce. Today, according to an analysis conducted...

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Job losses hit construction, retail and transportation
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Job losses hit construction, retail and transportation

Several industries endured weak hiring or job losses in February. The construction sector, for example, shed 31,000 jobs, its sharpest decline in...

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Ulta Beauty Looks to Close Out 2018 With a Bang
News 5 months ago
Ulta Beauty Looks to Close Out 2018 With a Bang

Investors are looking forward to Ulta Beauty's (NASDAQ: ULTA) upcoming fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report, which is due after the market closes...

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Why Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Stock Fell 10% in February
News 5 months ago
Why Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Stock Fell 10% in February

Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) fell roughly 10% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence....

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Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness
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Kohl's links up with Planet Fitness

Some shrunken Kohl's stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms. Kohl's, which is on a mission to shrink its biggest department stores,...

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Office Depot and Alibaba opening online store
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Office Depot and Alibaba opening online store

Office Depot and Alibaba.com are creating an online store to expand the reach of both companies with small businesses. The two companies announced...

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