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Sears Is Quietly Closing 40 Stores in 24 States. Here's the Full List of Locations

Sears has cut its store count in half in the last five years.<p>Sears is quietly closing at least 40 stores in 24 states, in addition to the 166 stores …

Florida

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Rival Palestinian Groups Hamas, Fatah Reach Deal Over Control Of Gaza

With kisses on the cheek in a gleaming hall of Egypt's intelligence services, leaders of rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement for Hamas to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority.<p>The deal is just an early step in a longer process that …

Palestinian Authority

In 'Spirit Of Parity,' U.S. Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes

The U.S. State Department has ordered Russia to shutter its consulate general in San Francisco as well as an annex building in New York City and one in Washington, D.C.<p>The decision was made "in the spirit of parity," the department said in a statement Thursday, indicating it was a direct response …

U.S. State Department

Millions illegally streamed Mayweather-McGregor fight

Apparently, watching the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was a big draw on the illegal streaming circuit, too.<p>An estimated 2.9 million people on saw the undefeated boxing champion Mayweather beat McGregor, the UFC mixed martial arts champion, on 239 illegal streams on Saturday, according to …

Isil fighters bussed from Lebanon-Syria border after first deal to surrender

Hundreds of Islamic State militants have been bussed from a Lebanese-Syrian border region, in the jihadist group’s first publicly agreed evacuation deal.<p>A convoy of some 400 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters and their families reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday …

Jeff Bezos’ brief stint as world’s richest human ends with Amazon’s second-quarter whiff

Amazon reported its earnings today, wherein a whiff in earnings sent the stock down around 3 percent and brought CEO Jeff Bezos back to reality as the, once again, second-richest human in the known solar system.<p>In all seriousness though, this is a big quarter for Amazon as it looks to close out its …

A woman called the police about her stalker 125 times. Then he stabbed her.

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In 2009, Joseph Wills asked Helen Pearson on a date.<p>She declined.<p>Then the stalking began. Wills called Pearson over and over again. He sent her threatening letters (sample text: “I want to …

Ebola: The First Glimpse of a Virus

On Oct. 13, 1976, exactly 38 years ago Monday, Frederick A. Murphy, a CDC virologist and expert in photographing viruses peered into a microscope and …