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How to snag the best discounts before Sears and Kmart close more stores
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How to snag the best discounts before Sears and Kmart close more stores

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE Consumers should wait before shopping for good bargains. See full story. Want a summary of the top news? Subscribe to...

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Cushman & Wakefield’s stock boosted as at least 5 analysts rate it a buy
News 8 months ago
Cushman & Wakefield’s stock boosted as at least 5 analysts rate it a buy

Shares of real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield jumped Monday as analysts started coverage of the stock in a series of bullish notes. The...

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Reality check: Here’s what the average retiree spends every month
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Reality check: Here’s what the average retiree spends every month

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. The gray-haired couple sipping champagne on a beach at sunset. Grandpa teaching the...

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This is the category that sets TJX Cos. apart from Ross Stores
News 8 months ago
This is the category that sets TJX Cos. apart from Ross Stores

Both TJX Cos. and Ross Stores Inc. are in the popular off-price retail sector, but there’s one category that GlobalData Retail Managing Director...

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Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money
News 8 months ago
Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money

A few years ago, Chad Torstenson decided to sell his house. His experience, he said, was “fairly typical.” A real-estate agent came to his home...

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Why fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others and irony is back in style
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Why fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others and irony is back in style

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are some of the day’s top stories to keep you entertained this weekend. Personal Finance John McCain is a war...

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Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why
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Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why

It’s an experience most of us have had when shopping in a store. You’re rifling through the sales rack in search of a bargain. You find a shirt and...

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How J.C. Penney’s struggle to identify its core customer is putting it at risk
News 8 months ago
How J.C. Penney’s struggle to identify its core customer is putting it at risk

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is out of step with the rest of the retail sector. As rivals stage a steady rebound from the weakness of the last few years,...

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Williams-Sonoma’s stock on track for three-year high after blowout quarter
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Williams-Sonoma’s stock on track for three-year high after blowout quarter

Williams-Sonoma Inc. shares rallied more than 15% on Thursday to put them on track for their highest close since November 2015, as analysts cheered...

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These Sears and Kmart stores will start liquidation sales as early as next week
News 9 months ago
These Sears and Kmart stores will start liquidation sales as early as next week

Sears Holdings Corp. has provided a list of 46 unprofitable stores, across 28 states, that it will close in November. The number includes 33 Sears...

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Fannie, Freddie will stop backing single-family rentals
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Fannie, Freddie will stop backing single-family rentals

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprises that help lubricate the U.S. mortgage market, will stop backing loans for single...

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How to snag the best discounts before Sears closes 72 stores
News 9 months ago
How to snag the best discounts before Sears closes 72 stores

Sears announced it is closing 72 more locations, but walk — don’t run — to the store for deals. The 126-year-old department store said it had...

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Opinion: These seven stocks prove that retail is roaring
News 9 months ago
Opinion: These seven stocks prove that retail is roaring

If you think retail is dead in the age of e-commerce, you haven’t been paying attention lately. Sure, it’s folly to bet against Amazon.com AMZN, +0...

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REIT prices push higher despite the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases
News 9 months ago
REIT prices push higher despite the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases

When interest rates rise, investors fear that income-producing investments such as bonds and real estate investment trusts (REITs) will fall...

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La-Z-Boy stock enjoys best day in more than a year after earnings beat
News 9 months ago
La-Z-Boy stock enjoys best day in more than a year after earnings beat

Shares of La-Z-Boy Inc. surged the most in more than a year Wednesday, after the maker of the iconic recliner blew past earnings estimates for its...

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Three reasons for Target’s better-than-expected earnings
News 9 months ago
Three reasons for Target’s better-than-expected earnings

Target Corp.’s better-than-expected second-quarter results can be attributed to three key factors: a focus on convenience, with stores at the...

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Landlord discrimination is making the affordable housing crunch worse
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Landlord discrimination is making the affordable housing crunch worse

Landlords frequently discriminate against would-be tenants who use the vouchers distributed by the government to help low-income Americans get...

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Don’t forget to budget for these pricey moving expenses
News 9 months ago
Don’t forget to budget for these pricey moving expenses

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Moving comes with a long, expensive to-do list. The average cost to for a local move from...

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This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs when you own a home
News 9 months ago
This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs when you own a home

Owning a home doesn’t come cheap these days. Americans will have to spend nearly $9,400 in “hidden” costs to own and care for a median-priced home,...

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Opinion: Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business
News 9 months ago
Opinion: Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business

Companies everywhere, in every business, are paranoid about Amazon.com. This sort of paranoia is healthy for the long-term well-being of our...

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How to retire in your 30s or 40s—even if you have kids
News 9 months ago
How to retire in your 30s or 40s—even if you have kids

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Retire early? “Sure,” you might say, “I could do that — if it weren’t for the kids.” But...

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Mortgage rates tumble as housing starts to drag down the economy
News 9 months ago
Mortgage rates tumble as housing starts to drag down the economy

Rates for home loans tumbled in line with the broader bond market, even as the housing market’s woes threatened to become a headwind for the entire...

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Why job seekers are relocating at historically low rates
News 9 months ago
Why job seekers are relocating at historically low rates

Looking for work? Chances are you’re not considering relocating, along with the vast majority of American workers. Only around 10% of people...

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Walmart stock surge drives up retailers, negates J.C. Penney’s largest-ever plunge
News 9 months ago
Walmart stock surge drives up retailers, negates J.C. Penney’s largest-ever plunge

The retail sector enjoyed a broad stock rally Thursday, as blowout results from Walmart Inc., in the wake of upbeat economic data, helped negate...

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Walmart same-store sales grow at fastest pace in 10 years as e-commerce spending climbs
News 9 months ago
Walmart same-store sales grow at fastest pace in 10 years as e-commerce spending climbs

Walmart Inc. reported same-store sales growth at the strongest levels in more than a decade, offsetting analyst concerns about major investments in...

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Housing starts inch up in July, miss forecast
News 9 months ago
Housing starts inch up in July, miss forecast

The numbers: Construction on new houses increased by less than 1% in July, reflecting a recent slowdown in building that’s likely tied to higher...

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Kushner family escapes burden of 666 Fifth Ave. via 99-year lease agreement with Brookfield
News 9 months ago
Kushner family escapes burden of 666 Fifth Ave. via 99-year lease agreement with Brookfield

The Kushner family has closed on a deal to unload its office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue, a building it bought at the top of the market that was...

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The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover
News 9 months ago
The notorious Reno drunk and the housing-market hangover

In 2006, the New Yorker published a Malcolm Gladwell story headlined “Million Dollar Murray.” It profiled Murray Barr, an affable, mostly toothless...

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Inflation’s on the rise, and worker pay has little to do with it
News 9 months ago
Inflation’s on the rise, and worker pay has little to do with it

There’s been a lot gnashing of teeth lately about rising U.S. inflation, but it’s not the business cost of employing the working man and woman that...

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Mortgage rates climb as housing market loses its mojo
News 9 months ago
Mortgage rates climb as housing market loses its mojo

Rates for home loans surged along with the broader fixed-income market, pressuring mortgage affordability again even as housing-market growth...

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