Despite investors' expectations of robust sales, big department stores reported disappointing sales figures for the holiday season, sending their share values tumbling.
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A South African organisation called the Clothing Bank has persuaded retailers across the world to hand over their unsold merchandise as part of a programme to help unemployed women.
The deal will combine Britain's second and third-largest supermarket chains, giving the combined company 31.4 percent of the market.
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Nearly all the economic indicators of America's largest city look positive, but skyrocketing rentals have forced the closure of numerous shops and business from the well-known and to the smaller local businesses.
US arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby will also pay $3 million to settle a civil suit brought by the US government.
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