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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

McCandless Residents Speak Out Against Proposed New Walmart

There was standing room only Monday night at a meeting of the McCandless Zoning Board as it considers a proposal by Walmart to build a store off McKnight Road.

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Related Topix: Sports

6 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Lawyer says statewide alcohol petitions invalid

Elizabeth Robben Murray, a Friday Firm lawyer and veteran of ballot initiative battles, wrote the secretary of state today in behalf of a committee that opposes a statewide vote on the sale of alcohol in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Conway County, AR

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Toy reviews: Jay@Play

The toy industry is a multi-billion dollar business with thousands of new toys being released every year.

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15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Jim Kraft wants to keep Walmart off the Pemco site on Eastern Avenue

The 20-acre Pemco Corp. site across from Johns Hopkins Bayview campus on Eastern Avenue is being considered for a retail and apartment complex.

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19 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

How the Job Market Should Impact Your Investments

The job market provides important hints on the near-term outlook for investors. If one age demographic is seeing job growth, then a retailer which targets that demographic could see a tailwind.

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Related Topix: Retail, Wal Mart Stores

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Big business interests target Congressman Justin Amash in primary

Justin Amash is being targeted for defeat in the primary this year because he doens't vote to spend taxpayer money on corporate welfare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

West Australian

Switzerland's Swatch 'to open stores in India'

Swatch has applied to set up stores in India, a report said Saturday, as the Swiss-based watchmaker moves to tap a growing and increasingly accessory-conscious consumer class.

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Related Topix: Watches

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ubergizmo

Android Wear Customers Frustrated Over Lack Of Extra Chargers

If you want to charge either your Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch , you will have to dock it in its proprietary charger which uses pogo pins, as opposed to Android smartphones which all use micro USB cables, meaning that if you lose the cable, you can always reuse another micro USB cable just fine.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Gadgets

San Francisco Chronicle

Competing new proposals on chain stores in SF

San Francisco has taken a step toward loosening the definition of what qualifies as a chain store in the city, with the Planning Commission voting late Thursday to increase the total number of outlets a business can have before counting as a chain.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Motley Fool

Should You Liquidate Lumber Liquidators?

Lumber Liquidators' precipitous drop sharply contrasts with the performance of its bigger competitors in the home improvement sector, The Home Depot ( The almost-50% decline in 2014 accelerated when Lumber Liquidators' management revised its guidance for all of 2014 and reported less-than-stellar sales for the company's 2014 second quarter.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Advocate

Heath locals want bed tax issue on ballot

Residents opposed to the Davis-Shai House receiving almost all of the city's bed tax funds will not wait for the Heath City Council to decide whether to take money away from the cultural arts center.

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Related Topix: Heath, OH

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Judge denies request in Swansboro, Walmart suit

A ruling has been made in a legal complaint filed by the developers of a proposed Wal-Mart in Swansboro who opposed the town's building moratorium.

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Related Topix: Swansboro, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Southtown Star

Goodwill to open store in Frankfort

Goodwill Industries will open a retail store in Frankfort, at the north end of Hickory Creek Marketplace, where maintaining tenants has been a problem.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, IL, Non-Profit, Law, Employment / Labor Law

The Motley Fool

This Important Restaurant Metric May Signal Even Worse Times Ahead for the Economy

Uh-oh. The realization that poor restaurant performance has not been due to weather may at last be sinking in, and analysts may finally have to admit that a lousy economy is serving to drag the industry down.

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Blue Maumau

Ace Hardware Has Best First Quarter Ever; Reshuffles Board

OAK BROOK, Ill. Ace Hardware Corporation, a franchising firm owned and led by its retail store franchisees, has announced a stellar first quarter in 2014.

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Related Topix: Ace Hardware, Retail, Household Products, Oak Brook, IL, Home Depot

Daily Herald

Wal-Mart still bad idea for C'ville

His letter lacks any true knowledge of Wal-Mart's history. Wal-Mart Super Centers, as purposed for Carpentersville, do sell most everything, including specialty items like ethnic foods and drugs, automotive supplies and alcohol.

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Related Topix: Carpentersville, IL, Harvard, IL, East Dundee, IL, Dundee, IL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

It sounds a little like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory : impoverished young boy -- who recalls huddling for warmth with his family under blankets come wintertime -- is afforded a singular and life-altering opportunity, all thanks to the improbable generosity of a world-renowned candy mogul.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate

Christian Science Monitor

Need a toaster? It's worth to invest in high-quality ones, chefs say.

Chef Jose Garces gives speaks at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Recipes

Internet Retailer

Wal-Mart hires a Vudu practitioner

The retailing behemoth is hoping Jeremy Verba, with his long tech resume and Harvard MBA, can work some magic as vice president of Vudu, Wal-Mart's digital movie service.

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Related Topix: Retail, Wal Mart Stores, iPod

WATE-TV Knoxville

Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO

Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Train Disaster

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