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Trade war may mean higher prices at Gap

Gap Inc. says it doesn’t want to raise the price of your sweaters but, thanks to the trade war, it may have no other option.

Gen Z won’t kill brick-and-mortar, new surveys say

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.

It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the ending will be a buzzkill.

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

Today’s active-adult communities are stepping up their games

Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community near Seattle, might be able to reenact the moment when the dancers slip into the water, now that they have an indoor lap pool that transforms into an event space at the push of a button.

U.S. home sales were flat in August

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 – a level considered to be affordable for the middle class – has become a drag on the real estate market.

Delta joins airlines in era of $30 bag fee

Delta Air Lines raised its fee for a first checked bag to $30, following in competitors’ footsteps as U.S. carriers expand efforts to offset stubbornly higher fuel prices.

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website.

Los Angeles takes step toward banning sale of fur products

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Los Angeles, one of the world’s major fashion centers and long a symbol of glitz and glamour, is taking steps to ban the sale of new fur products, a move that would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.

Tilray first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

FedEx downplays US-China trade spat’s impact on its business

Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little direct effect on the company.