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Sears is closing its last department store in Illinois, the retailer’s home state

Sears is closing its last department store in Illinois, the retailer’s home state

Sears will shut the doors on its last department store in Illinois come fall; the state in which its first retail store opened in 1925. The Sears department store in the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, a Chicago suburb, will close on November 14. Transformco, which acquired Sears Holdings after the company filed for bankruptcy in…MORE

Puma launches an Animal Crossing clothing collection
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Puma launches an Animal Crossing clothing collection

German sports retailer Puma is collaborating with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing a few elements of the popular world-building game to real life. The new collection, which launched Saturday, has dozens of products for adults and children, featuring sneakers and clothing in pastel shades festooned with animal characters and symbols from the game. Sneakers…MORE

Fearing battery fires after recalls, people are selling their Chevy Bolt EVs back to GM
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Fearing battery fires after recalls, people are selling their Chevy Bolt EVs back to GM

After Bart Schoenfeld’s Chevrolet Bolt EV was recalled for the second time, he’d had enough. GM had warned that some of the cars could have a manufacturing defect that might cause them to catch fire. For safety’s sake, the automaker recommended Bolt owners restrict their use of the car to avoid straining the batteries, and…MORE

FDIC teams with Discovery, Microsoft for $120 million minority-owned bank fund
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FDIC teams with Discovery, Microsoft for $120 million minority-owned bank fund

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Thursday unveiled a new fund to increase investments made with the nation’s minority-owned and mission-driven banks, helping them expand economic opportunities in the communities they serve. The FDIC said the Mission-Driven Bank Fund has raised at least $120 million since 2019 from a number of investors, including founding investor…MORE

Forget inflation. This billionaire investor worries about democracy
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Forget inflation. This billionaire investor worries about democracy

David Rubenstein is shrugging off fears of runaway inflation and concerns about looming tax hikes. The private equity billionaire is far more worried these days about the state of American democracy. “We don’t have bipartisanship. We have enormous amounts of tension between the two parties,” Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, told CNN in an…MORE

Workers in these five industries will be affected the most by Biden’s vaccine mandate

Workers in these five industries will be affected the most by Biden’s vaccine mandate

Employees in five industries will especially feel the effects of the new vaccine mandate — management, utilities, information, finance and insurance, and administration and waste management services. More than 80% of the workforce for those five industries are employed by businesses with a staff of at least 100 employees, which means they’ll be required to…MORE

It’s premature to declare economic victory from the Covid crash
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It’s premature to declare economic victory from the Covid crash

In March 2020, the US economy faced the specter of a financial crisis and a full-blown depression as Covid-19 crippled American society. That nightmare scenario was avoided, in large part because of an unprecedented response from the federal government that included stimulus checks, small business loans and emergency credit programs. Later, the historically fast rollout…MORE

Investigation finds World Bank leaders pushed staffers to boost rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in high-profile reports
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Investigation finds World Bank leaders pushed staffers to boost rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in high-profile reports

The World Bank says it will stop publishing its annual Doing Business economic report after an independent investigation found bank leaders placed “undue pressure” on staffers to alter data to inflate the rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in 2018 and 2020 editions of the report. The bank commissioned the law firm WilmerHale to conduct…MORE

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