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Amazon Expands Into the Auto Parts Industry

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been a dominant force in the markets for the past few years. This giant has been competing with the likes of Wal-Mart and Target, but ...
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$50 Million Gets You Seattle’s Top Marijuana Retail Stores

The top two retail marijuana chains in Seattle have joined forces and put their six retail outlets on the market for $50 million. Depending on whether you see marijuana legalization flourishing ...
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Time to Dump JC Penney and Kohl’s, but Buy Nordstrom and Burlington?

It is no secret that retail shoppers want a good deal when they are shopping. Whether that deal comes from online or it comes from the deep value and clearance ...
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How Amazon’s New 5% Rewards Card Compares With Costco’s Rewards Card

Giving its customers yet another reason to pay the $99 annual fee for Prime membership, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced a new Amazon ...
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How SUPERVALU Lost in Q3

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company posted $0.05 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.00 billion in revenue. ...
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SUPERVALU Earnings Expectations Sink on Ongoing Industry Woes

SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) is scheduled to release its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.14 in earnings per share ...
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A Map of How Wal-Mart Lays Out Its Stores to Lift Sales

When you walk into a retail store for the first time, whether a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) supercenter or Barry's Bike Shop, chances are your first impression will have ...
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The Limited Closes All 250 Stores

In a terse, 40-word message posted on the company's website Saturday, The Limited announced that it is closing all 250 of its retail stores. The announcement noted that the company's ...
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Banana Republic Continues to Disappear

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) posted good news about its holiday sales, in contrast to nearly every other large brick-and-mortar retailer. However, among its three major divisions — Gap, Banana Republic and ...
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Barnes & Noble Founder Riggio Fails to Prevent Its Collapse

Among the few things present over the period during which Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has collapsed is founder and sometimes CEO, sometimes chairman, Leonard Riggio. Based on a new ...
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Barnes & Noble CEO Proves He Belongs Among 2016’s Worst CEOs

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) posted its highest-ever stock price at above $45 a share in March of 2006. By March of 2011 it had dropped below $9 ...
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Alibaba Makes Another Move to Battle Counterfeiters

Online sales of counterfeit products drain an estimated $1.7 trillion from global revenues every year, according to one estimate. The response by some vendors to counterfeit sales has been less ...
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December Same-Store Sales Reflect Little Holiday Cheer

The big news in holiday retail sales Thursday morning is the drop in same-store sales for the November-December holiday shopping season at Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) and Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Macy’s CEO Lundgren Ruins Retailer as He Leaves

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) CEO Terry Lundgren was supposed to be a retail genius who reinvented the company to the point where it was considered among the nation's premier retailers. ...
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How 2017 Can Shape Up for Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe’s

It is hard to imagine that the equity market rally at the end of 2016 was preceded by a weak spot in the economy ahead of the election. Still, that ...
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