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Michael Strahan Wants to Do for Jogging Pants what ...

MarketWatch |  May 31

The term athleisure is typically associated with women’s yoga pants, tank tops and tees. But men looking to upgrade from messy sweats are getting in on the action, too. And retailers are jumping on board. One of those retailers is […]

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Home Depot Builds for Online Future

The Atlanta Journal Constitution |  May 27

Home Depot revenue is climbing… 2018 (goal) — $101 billion 2015 — $88.5 billion 2014 — $83.2 billion 2013 — $78.8 billion 2012 — $74.8 billion 2011 — $70.4 billion …despite a drastic slowdown in new stores over the past […]

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Pricing Gets Complicated at Disney, SeaWorld

Orlando Sentinel |  May 23

The laws of supply and demand have become more complicated at Orlando’s big theme parks as they make shifts in pricing strategies. Walt Disney World has pursued an approach that will discourage some people from visiting during the most crowded […]

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Target is the Latest Retailer to Feel the ‘Amazon E...

MarketWatch |  May 22

Target Corp. on Wednesday became the latest big U.S. retailer to announce disappointing quarterly earnings, with sales falling short of estimates and the outlook for the current quarter pretty grim. The company’s executives were also the latest to display confusion […]

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Home Depot Earnings Beat On Higher Sales, But Stock...

Investor's Business Daily |  May 17

Home Depot (HD) crushed first-quarter estimates and raised its full-year guidance, as customers of the home improvement retail giant paid an extra 2.4% per visit, or an average $60.03 during the period, the company said Tuesday. But its shares fell […]

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Amazon Is About to Overtake Macy’s as Biggest Selle...

MarketWatch |  May 14

Traditional retailers are falling flat in the battle for apparel sales against e-commerce juggernaut Inc., as is evident in their recent earnings. “In light of Amazon and Macy’s Inc.’s recent results, we feel more confident that Amazon will displace […]

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American and United Ready No-Frills Fares to Take o...

Bloomberg |  May 13

Stung by competition from ultra-discount carriers, American Airlines Group Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. are striking back with cheap, no-frills tickets of their own. By year-end, the pair plans to lure budget travelers with basic-economy fares — inexpensive tickets […]

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