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Three Hard Lessons the Internet Is Teaching Traditional Stores — The Wall Street Journal

A reckoning is coming for brick-and-mortar retailers, whose survival depends on learning more of the data-driven, tech-powered ways of their internet …

AP Analysis: South Koreans stunned by leader's rapid ouster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — This was not supposed to happen in South Korea. It was too divided, too corrupt, too much in thrall to the rich and powerful who'd always had their way.<p>Four months ago, the idea that the country's leader, along with the cream of South Korean business and politics, would be …

South Korea

Voices: The endless heartbreak of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine, has a maxim: There is a limit to sadness. There is no limit to trouble.<p>USA TODAY recently published a dozen stories about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which took place 30 years ago Tuesday.<p>The reporting trip that yielded these stories produced its own …

Russia

Cold War legacy lingers in Colorado valley

MINTURN, Colo. — High in the Colorado Rockies, a potentially explosive military legacy is slowly surfacing with every winter's freeze and summer thaw.<p>This broad valley at 9,000 feet above sea level was once home to a major Army installation named Camp Hale, where some of the nation's best skiers …

U.S. Army

The amazing thing that happened on Flight 4463

PHOENIX — Rex Ridenoure searched for a good seat in the airport terminal and immediately wished he had a drink, preferably whiskey, to help him face what he knew would be a long flight filled with reminders of his little sister.<p>Rex had arrived early at the Baltimore-Washington International …

Southwest Airlines

Super Tuesday frames the race: Our view

<b>Trump’s remarkable rise leaves Republicans in a quandary</b><p>With a sweep of seven Super Tuesday primaries, Donald Trump has moved a step closer to the once unthinkable: winning the Republican presidential nomination.<p>The party’s belated efforts to thwart his rise — and rally support behind a more …

Government

Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or shoulders of some men. It's not a man-bag, exactly; it holds a small …

Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the Great Recession, Americans' finances remain precarious as ever.<p>These difficulties span all …

Brennan: What will be Peyton Manning's legacy after Super Bowl 50?

SAN FRANCISCO – Legacies are funny things. You work your whole 18-year career to establish one, then watch it hang in the balance on one Sunday afternoon in February in Northern California.<p>Peyton Manning’s legacy would seem to be set in stone. There is no doubt that he will be viewed as one of the …

NFL

At Detroit's auto show, the issue is trust, not just new cars

DETROIT -- As the nation's most closely watched auto show gets underway here, the challenge facing automakers isn't just wowing consumers with shiny new models. It's about winning back their trust.<p>The North American International Auto Show, opening Monday, represents a chance for the auto industry …

Autos

These 5 retailers are suffering in a changing retail world

Macy's isn't the only store taking a hit in a rapidly changing retail world.<p>More shoppers are mining their phones and the web for deals and flocking to off-price chains to save a buck. They're also choosing stores that can turn around stylish merchandise fast and favoring specialty merchandise such …

Same-Store Sales

Audiences react: 'Star Wars' debuts in the U.S.

Critics, schmitics. They were basically won over earlier this week.<p>The real Force to reckon with as the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie hit theaters Thursday night was the franchise's legions of devoted, past-disappointed fans.<p>So what did those lucky enough to score early tickets to J.J. Abrams' <i>Star Wars: The</i> …

Star Wars

Holiday trading cards come to 'Star Wars' app

Now that the Force has awakened, <i>Star Wars</i> is getting into the Christmas spirit.<p>Topps' <i>Star Wars Card Trader</i> app (for iOS and Android devices) is launching a set of holiday cards for fans to collect. Some have crazy sweater designs melding candy canes, ornaments and Christmas trees with Darth Vader, …

Star Wars

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Are we headed for a four-party moment?

If anything’s constant in American political life, it’s the stable two-party system, jostled occasionally by third-party presidential challengers such as Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 or Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.<p>Yet, more rarely, at times of extreme political flux, this society has broken up into …

Political Science

How the Brat Pack got its name — and spoiled celebrity journalism forever

In the spring of 1985, journalist David Blum flew to Los Angeles to interview an up-and-coming movie star for New York magazine. While there, he caught up with friends for dinner. It was a gluttonous meal, and someone joked that their gang should have a name: Sort of like “the Rat Pack,” Frank …

David Letterman

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