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Amazon retail stores: a reversal of strategy?

Amazon transformed the book world, and then the retail world, by taking what was in brick and mortar stores and selling it online. But now, Amazon might be pulling a strategy reversal. On Tuesday, Amazon and Purdue University announced the

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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, Feb. 3

You’ll pay more for UPS delivery. UPS announced Tuesday that it will impose a surcharge for residential deliveries, after a disappointing holiday season. According to Reuters, the charges will be rolled out over the next few years, as UPS contracts

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Now landing: airport restaurants run by celebrity chefs

If you are of a certain age, you clearly remember the severe lack of food choices at airports. Your only choices were a generic “snack bar,” “fast food” places and a plain Jane “restaurant.” And, everything was expensive. But three

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 2

Good morning, and welcome to our all Super Bowl edition of Must Read Money Stories. Katy breaks even at halftime. When Katy Perry’s name emerged as a possible halftime performer for Super Bowl XLIV, the NFL made headlines after sources said the league was looking for

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You may miss SkyMall, but the airlines won’t

You probably breathed a sign of nostalgia last week when you heard about the demise of SkyMall, the quirky catalog found on airplanes that sells stuff nobody really needs. And while airlines look like heavies for dropping the catalog from

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Entertaining Business: The Super Bowl means big TV sales

The hype leading up to the Super Bowl often means that people will flock to the stores to buy that enormous HDTV they’ve been eying, with the excuse they are having a viewing party for the game. In anticipation of

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Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?

If you know Etsy, you know that the artisanal craft site has a reputation for being “Brooklyn hip.” It sells all manner of hand made and vintage objects that seem right at home in the hipster world. Now, the online

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15

James Bond is the latest Sony email casualty. Those hacked Sony emails have featured everyone from Angelina Jolie to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. And now, James Bond is involved. On Sunday,

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How does holiday shopping help airports?

  As a regular traveler, I’m impressed with how airports have stepped up their game when it comes to shopping. And, they have to.  As airlines continue to consolidate and cut flights, airports are becoming more aggressive in finding ways

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Holiday gifts for athletes that are really worth the money

As we reported recently, running a marathon can be a really pricey venture. Even shorter races can add up, and other sports aren’t all that cheap either. We know many reporters will be asked by editors to write holiday gift

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