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The Santa Claus business is booming, even as malls struggle

The Santa Claus business is booming, even as malls struggle

Retailers looking to get Americans off e-commerce sites and into physical stores this holiday season may be relying on Santa Claus more than ever. Department stores, such as Kohl’s, have struggled to bring post-Thanksgiving shoppers into their brick-and-mortar locations so far this year. A handful of big-box behemoths, including Walmart, Target and Best Buy, gobbled…MORE

Elizabeth Warren wants to make it harder for big banks to get bigger

Elizabeth Warren wants to make it harder for big banks to get bigger

If big banks held marriage ceremonies to celebrate their mergers, Elizabeth Warren would be the first one to shout, “I object!” Warren fears these tie-ups will create Too-Big-To-Fail institutions like those at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. That’s why the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate plans to introduce legislation that takes direct aim at…MORE

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sues Fox News for alleged defamation

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sues Fox News for alleged defamation

Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he was elected President, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Fox News alleging the news organization defamed her. In the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York state court, McDougal accused host Tucker Carlson of acting with a “reckless…MORE

Beyond Burgers are coming to Costco

Beyond Burgers are coming to Costco

Beyond Burger fans can now buy fake meat in bulk. Beyond Meat will begin selling its plant-based burgers at Costco. To match Costco customers’ love for big sizes, Beyond Meat will — for the first time — sell an eight-pack of patties for $14.99. The burgers are typically sold in packs of two. The burgers…MORE

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in the world’s biggest IPO

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in the world’s biggest IPO

Saudi Arabia has just pulled off the biggest initial public offering in history, raising $25.6 billion by selling shares in its giant state-owned oil monopoly. Saudi Aramco sold 3 billion shares at 32 riyals ($8.53) each in its IPO, the company said Thursday. That means the deal raised more than China’s Alibaba in its 2014…MORE

He tried to fix Macy’s. Now he is the new Tractor Supply CEO

He tried to fix Macy’s. Now he is the new Tractor Supply CEO

Macy’s can’t catch a break. The struggling department store chain’s stock is down nearly 50% this year. And now it is losing a top executive to a farming supplies chain. Hal Lawton, a veteran of eBay and Home Depot who only joined Macy’s as president in September 2017, said Thursday that he’s leaving to become…MORE

Dollar General is opening 1,000 new stores next year

Dollar General is opening 1,000 new stores next year

Dollar General remains one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, attracting customers with rock-bottom prices on snacks and household goods. It’s so confident in that strategy that it plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it has for the past several years. The company tightened its grip on shoppers during the most…MORE

Troubled South African Airways to receive $272 million as it goes into business rescue

Troubled South African Airways to receive $272 million as it goes into business rescue

The South African government has announced that the country’s troubled national airline, South African Airways, will urgently go into “voluntary business rescue.” In a statement released by the country’s Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, the air carrier will receive 2 billion rand (more than $136 million) from existing lenders ahead of the business rescue,…MORE

The Nintendo Switch just had its best weekend ever. Here’s why

The Nintendo Switch just had its best weekend ever. Here’s why

The Nintendo Switch just had its best week of sales yet in the United States. The Switch and the Switch Lite video game consoles sold more than 830,000 copies over Thanksgiving weekend and Monday, which was the best Cyber Monday yet for the Nintendo Switch, according to the company. Nintendo’s video game console is poised…MORE

4 consumer brands that came back from the dead

4 consumer brands that came back from the dead

Everything old is new again — especially in retail. Once-popular stores have disappeared as the retail industry is faced with a major upheaval. Online shopping and changing consumer tastes have wrecked some retail brands, forcing some iconic companies out of business. But some of them don’t stay dead forever. Reviving an old and well-known brand…MORE

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