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Simon Property Group Will Not Open Its M...

Simon Property Group, the company that owns and operates major retail properties all over the country and in Puerto Rico, has decided not to open on Thanksgiving Day this year.
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After Nearly Two Centuries in Business, Lord & Taylor Calls It Quits

Iconic retailer Lord & Taylor began slashing prices Thursday as the company prepares to shutter its remaining 38 stores.

Wendy's Took to Twitter to 'Spice Up' Profile Pics, And the Results Are Hilarious

Wendy's used their "ol' photoshop skills" to edit profile pics of willing participants on Twitter. From Target to Adobe, the results are pretty great.

Calling All Karens: This Company Wants to Pay You for Your Expertise

If you're a Karen, we might have the perfect job for you.

National News
Payless Is Leading the Way With Another Attempted Comeback

After closing all US-based retail stores in 2019, Payless is planning a comeback with more than 300 retail stores.

Red Robin Is Adding Something New to the Menu: Pizza

The new menu addition at Red Robin is part of a collaboration with a midwestern pizza chain.

Food & Drink
Amazon in Talks to Turn JCPenney, Sears Into Fulfillment Centers

The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon is in talks with the biggest U.S. mall owner, Simon Property Group, to turn space in the shopping centers into fulfillment centers. It is specifically looking at taking over space formerly occupied by JCPenney and Sears stores. 

Uber, Lyft Threaten to Shut Down California Operations Temporarily

Uber and Lyft may have to temporarily shut down in California after a ruling claims their drivers must classify as full-time employees. Uber may start shutting down in California.

Stein Mart Joins the List of Bankrupt Retail Chains

Out of money and out of time, designer discount chain Stein Mart will probably close for good.

Dr. Pepper Experiences Shortages, Seems to Be Latest Victim of the Pandemic

Dr. Pepper addresses shortages after fans vent on social media.

Products & Promotions
At Least 200 McDonald's Restaurants Will Close in the US This Year

Fast-food chain McDonald's will close up to 200 restaurants this year. Many of the closures will be the ones located in Walmarts.

Clorox Wipes Won't Be Easy to Find Until 2021

If may take you a little longer to find Clorox wipes at the store.

National News
Home Sales Are Actually Up Right Now—Find Out Where Your Community Ranks!

Not enough new houses are coming onto the real estate market to match buyer demand, causing home prices to increase across the country, according to

Real Estate
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'Uncle Ben's Rice' Decides on New Name

Parent company Mars has decided to change Uncle Ben's products to be called "Ben's Original," in order to be more racially sensitive. The change will occur in 2021.

Trade In Your Old Car Seat for a Target Coupon, Sept. 13–26

Target's car seat trade-in allows you to trade in your old car seat in exchange for a coupon. The event will happen between September 13 and 26.

Simon Property Group Will Not Open Its Malls on Thanksgiving Day

Simon Property Group, the company that owns and operates major retail properties all over the country and in Puerto Rico, has decided not to open on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Amazon Hopes to Hire for 33,000 Jobs via Free, Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 16

The online retail giant, who is already the largest job creator in the U.S. in the last decade, is looking to fill 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech roles, and it says thousands of additional hourly roles in the operations network will be announced soon.

Remote Work Is on the Rise Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, But Maybe Not As Much As You Thought

File this one under "obvious but important to know." According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans working from home is on the rise due to circumstances surrounding the emergence of COVID-19. Even so, the percentage of people allowed to telecommute only increased by 7%.

Grab a Bowl of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal for Breakfast

Oatmeal Creme Pies are no longer just for dessert or a snack. Now you can enjoy these Little Debbie treats for breakfast.

Products & Promotions
More Retailers Could File for Bankruptcy in Fear of Second Wave of Coronavirus

The pandemic put the nail in the coffin for several retailers that were just hanging on. Around 44 retailers have found themselves in bankruptcy court in 2020, according to a tracking by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Kia and Hyundai Recall Recalls More Than 590,000 Cars for Possible Engine Fires

A leak in the braking system could lead to an engine fire in select model years of Kia Optima, Sorento, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Finding Your Life's Passion (And Extra Income) During a Pandemic

This YouTube personality started a business during a global pandemic and saw success. Following his formula, it is possible for you or someone you know to turn your hobby or something you love into extra income.

Coca-Cola to Lay Off Thousands, Nixes Odwalla Amid Corporate Reorganization

Lagging sales have spurred a corporate restructuring at Coca-Cola. In addition to thousands of U.S. employees being laid off, their Odwalla line of beverages is another casualty of the pandemic.

National News
Planning on Refinancing? Soon It Could Cost You a Lot More

An adverse market fee is set to take effect that could add $1,500 to the cost of an average refinance.

Walmart to Launch New Subscription Service to Go Head-to-Head With Amazon

At just $98 per year, Walmart+ offers many of the same perks as Amazon. This is the first convincing competitor to the ecommerce giant.

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With Winter in Mind, DC Introduces $4 Million Grant Program for Local Businesses

Qualifying D.C. businesses will receive $6,000, starting October 1, to help with expenses they may incur while shifting their business outdoors during the winter.

Local News
Food Delivery Commissions Could Be Temporarily Capped in Denver

A measure submitted by Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black seeks to cap delivery commissions at 15 percent to help restaurants struggling with COVID-19 recovery.

In-N-Out in Colorado Springs Is Hiring!

The burger chain is looking to fill positions ahead of its opening date.

Amazon Looking to Hire 4,400 People in Maryland

Online retailer Amazon is hiring for both full- and part-time positions, including seasonal jobs. They're adding 100,000 jobs nationally, with 4,400 based in Maryland.

Local News
Colorado State University, Timberline Church Team Up for New Housing Development

With housing rates skyrocketing in Fort Collins, "attainable" housing is a welcomed solution. You can join in the planning and zoning board meeting that's open to the public tonight, September 17.

Real Estate
Preteen Sisters Launch 'Little Sistas Treats' During the Pandemic

This summer, sisters Zyaire and Char'Les Hawkins made their initial dream of operating an ice cream truck come true when they opened Little Sistas Treats, a home-based business that creates and serves delicious cheesecake cones!

Hilton Brothers Closing 7 Nightlife Establishments Due to COVID-19

D.C.'s Eric and Ian Hilton are officially pulling the plug on seven establishments. American Ice Company, Echo Park, The Brixton, El Rey, Marvin, The Gibson, and Players Club will all be closing their doors on October 31.

Local News
How to Improve Your Job Interview Skills

You've applied for a position and recently scheduled an interview. That's truly something to celebrate, but now what? Up your interviewing game with this foolproof guide.

Amazon Recruiting 100,000 New Employees, 2,000 in Colorado

Amazon announced plans to hire 100,000 new full- and part-time employees in its fulfillment and logistics network in the United States and Canada, including nearly 2,000 in the Denver area.

It's Official: A Sonic Drive-In Is Finally Coming to Leesburg

Developers aim for an early 2022 opening of Leesburg's Sonic.

Local News
Dave & Buster's Plans Layoffs at Denver, Westminster Locations

The company's two Denver-area locations have yet to reopen after closing in March due to COVID-19.

Colorado Reports Lowest Unemployment Claims Since Pandemic Started

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment gave us some good news to start September: unemployment claims are significantly down.  The announcement was made on September 3.

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