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How businesses are planning to bring workers back after coronavirus

At some point, the biggest American companies are going to tell their employees it’s time to leave home and return to work.  That decision will be fraught with risk without widespread testing for the COVID-19 virus. For some industries, such as Wall Street banks, ubiquitous testing is essential to bringing back their workforce to offices …

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At least 150 companies have warned investors

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images About 150 publicly traded companies have warned investors of the threat COVID-19 poses, with several anticipating they’ll miss guidance for the March quarter.  The new coronavirus was first discovered in December in China. At first, several companies had to suspend their supply chains or temporarily close brick-and-mortar …

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Forever 21 among bankruptcies that rocked the retail industry in 2019

A Barney’s store stands in lower Manhattan on August 06, 2019 in New York City. Barneys, one of America’s most exclusive clothing stores, has filed for bankruptcy. Spencer Platt | Getty Images 2019 brought with it more retail bankruptcies. And the implications have been more store closures, thousands of lost jobs and an vastly different …

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Sears, Walgreens among retailers that closed stores in 2019

Micah Young | E+ | Getty Images 2019 has been a record year for store closures in retail. In the U.S., retailers this year have announced plans to shut more than 9,300 locations. That’s up more than 50% from the total announced closures in 2018, which amounted to 5,844, Coresight said. Previously, the record was …

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How Amazon changed America’s malls in the 2010s

Shoppers walk through the food court at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images These days, in the country’s most upscale malls, it seems like shoppers are doing everything but perusing apparel. Consumers can play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Simon Property Group’s Roosevelt Field in Garden City, …

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Imran Khan’s Verishop teams up with a US mall owner to open stores

Verishop, a shopping website and brand incubator launched earlier this year by former Snap exec Imran Khan and his wife, has struck a deal with U.S. mall owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to open 14 stores through next year. That will include a mix of pop-up shops and permanent locations, the companies said. Verishop’s first space, for its …

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Black Friday shoppers spend record $7.4 billion

A group of Black Friday online shopping purchases photographed in delivery boxes filled with polystyrene packing pellets, taken on September 13, 2019. Future Publishing | Future | Getty Images Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online, the second largest Internet shopping day ever, according to data compiled by Adobe Analytics. The $7.4 billion marked the …

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Black Friday may not save retail, but some e-commerce plays are buys

Retail has had a rough year. One of the worst-performing groups in the stock market for 2019, retail stocks have had difficulty mitigating the effects of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and consumers’ shifting shopping preferences, with names like Macy’s and Gap notching double-digit losses for the year. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF, also known …

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Retailers need to give shoppers something new this Black Friday

Customers shop for electronics items during ‘Black Friday’ at a Best Buy store. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images Shoppers are expected to spend this holiday season. But are retailers giving them something to spend on? That’s the million-dollar question. A strong macroeconomic backdrop, with low unemployment and wage growth, has given …

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It’s a make-or-break holiday season for these six retailers

For many, the holidays spark joy, and are a time to relax in the comfort of family and friends. If you’re in retail, however, it’s a bit of a different story — especially if your business is struggling. Some retail executives really feel the pressure this time of year, as the holiday season can make …

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