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Bankruptcies will continue to rock retail in 2018. Watch these trends

As 2017 comes to a close, the retail industry has been tainted by yet another bankruptcy filing — and 2018 is unlikely to bring relief. Texas-based fashion accessories chain Charming Charlie filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, having recently announced it would be moving forward with slimming down its store base. Now, the retailer has secured millions of dollars ...

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Target to buy grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million

Target will begin to offer same-day delivery of groceries, home furnishings, electronics and other products via Shipt’s platform, starting in early 2018. The service will be available for the majority of Target’s stores before next holiday season. And by the end of 2019, Target plans to use Shipt for same-day delivery of “all major product categories.” Alabama-based Shipt, which also ...

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12 ‘Star Wars’ gift ideas that will delight hardcore fans

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, your only gift choices for your friends who loved “Star Wars” was a handful of T-shirts, posters and action figures. These days, fans will find merchandise in a wide variety of categories, from apparel to housewares. “The Last Jedi,” the much anticipated sequel to “The Force Awakens” and the second ...

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Overstock.com spikes after blockchain unit announces for-profit property registry

Ken James | Bloomberg | Getty Images Boxes sit stacked inside a United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) truck in the shipping area at the Overstock.com Inc. distribution center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shares of Overstock.com surged Wednesday after the CEO announced a joint venture for a global property registry based on bitcoin’s blockchain technology. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne and ...

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Couple escape BROADBAND blackhole | The Crusader | Finance

But when she decided a muddle over her broadband accounts was beyond her to untangle, she called on Crusader for help.  Anne and her husband William had two broadband lines with separate accounts in their house, one a legacy from their home-based business.  Both were with BT and because it was now cheaper and easier for the Offords to have ...

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Harvey Jones | Personal Finance | Finance

As the nation embarks on its annual splurge, criminals are happy to spoil the fun by taking parcels from doorsteps, breaking into homes to steal gifts or scamming credit card users.  People are particularly vulnerable as they go out to Christmas parties or leave their homes empty for long periods to visit relatives or enjoy some winter sun abroad.  Wrong ...

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Bitcoin exchange DOWNED amid cyber attack warnings and Litecoin and Ethereum outage | City & Business | Finance

Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Bitfinex both suffered outages yesterday with a message reading “service unavailable” warning users of the problems. Bitfinex reported they were a victim of a cyber attack shutting down its app after a large distributed denial of service attack just last week. While the Coinbase website claimed it was down due to maintenance in a message on ...

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