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US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars, clothes

WASHINGTON –  U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.   Retail sales increased 0.2 percent in October, the Commerce Departmen

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Papa John’s apologizes for CEO’s ‘divisive’ NFL anthem remarks, supports player’s ‘right to protest’

Two weeks after frozen pizza retailer DiGiorno chided Papa John’s on Twitter for the chain’s self-reported sales slump amidst the NFL’s national anthem protest controversy, Papa John’s h

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Black Friday's biggest deals and savings

Concerned about Black Friday shopping? Customers figuring out what gifts to buy friends and family can already start taking advantage of holiday deals.   Thanksgiving is on Nov. 23 -- but retailers have alread

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Apple's offshore move has allegedly helped save them billions in taxes

Apple quietly sidestepped a crackdown on its much-maligned Ireland tax avoidance practice by moving its overseas operation to the tax haven of the Channel Island of Jersey, documents leaked from an offshore law

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Will US consumers warm up to 'heat-not-burn' tobacco?

A new tobacco product that’s already popular overseas could overtake e-cigarettes in the United States.   New research from San Diego State University predicts that “heat-not-burn”

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US new home sales soar to highest level in a decade

WASHINGTON –  Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans — unable to find existing homes — are turning to new construction. Damage from