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From New Airbnb Plus, Properties With More Amenities

Part of the appeal of booking accommodations through Airbnb is that no single stay is the same. Each home has its own personality, décor and amenities. But this individualized approach can also be a drawback because travelers can never be quite sure what they’ll find when they arrive at the …

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Target And Walmart Stores Are Turning Into Mini-Distribution Centers To Compete With Amazon

In the battle to win back customers from Amazon, traditional retailers are turning their stores into little fulfillment centers.<p>If you ordered gifts this holiday season on a brick-and-mortar store’s website rather than shopping IRL, there’s a good chance your purchases will come from the back room …

People Shopped Like Crazy Over the Holiday Season, Making Retailers Very Happy

Holiday sales increased 5.5% from 2016, which marks the biggest sales jump since 2010.<p>Holiday shoppers ended the year with plenty of retail therapy, brightening up an otherwise bleak year for retail.<p>Sales in November and December last year increased to $691.9 billion, up 5.5% over the same period …

CVS Pharmacy Will Start Telling You When A Beauty Photo Has Not Been Altered

The pharmacy will start placing a "CVS Beauty Mark" this year on any beauty imagery that has not been retouched.<p>CVS Pharmacy will start telling shoppers this year when a beauty photo it has produced for stores, websites, social media and any marketing materials has not been altered, the company …

A New Reports Says Microsoft Systematically Discriminates Against Women

The report, filed as part of a gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft, found that women in technical positions make less than men.<p>Microsoft systematically paid and promoted some female technical employees less than men, a report commissioned by the plaintiffs in a gender discrimination …

Horror show just won't end for Macy's and Nordstrom

<b>1. More trouble in mall land:</b> Wall Street is bracing for more signs of the retail apocalypse this week when Macy's and Nordstrom (JWN) detail the latest pain from the loss of mall shoppers who've migrated online.<p>Worse than slumping sales, department stores are likely to paint a gloomy picture about …

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