The hottest business stories of 2018

Not content with hoovering up increasing amounts of our retail spend online, internet behemoth Amazon made one of its increasing ventures into the physical retail environment when it opened supermarket without checkouts. With three million hits Amazon proved it draws the clicks for readers as well as shoppers. Image copyright…

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The yield curve is flattening. But the party isn’t over yet

New York (CNN Business)1. Yield curve jitters: One of Wall Street’s most reliable fortunetellers is flashing ominous signals about the economic future. While the caution is understandable, some market analysts are warning investors against overreacting. First, it’s important to note that while the shorter end of the yield curve has…

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Carrie Fisher’s Family ‘Thrilled At What’s Been Done’ With Leia In Next ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars” character actress Carrie Fisher died in December 2016, but now fans have some reassurance that her family is “thrilled” about the heroine’s appearance in the next installment.  told “Good Morning America” in an interview published Friday that the family is excited about how director “We’re not allowed to talk about…

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Marxist student snatched on way to Mao Zedong celebration in China

Beijing (CNN)A high-profile Marxist student activist was bundled into a car by suspected plainclothes policemen on Wednesday on his way to celebrations for the birthday of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The student, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of official reprisal, said he heard Qiu yelling, “I didn’t…

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The future of Ikea: Small stores in big cities

New York (CNN Business)Ikea is ditching its famous Swedish meatballs and cavernous blue-and-yellow stores to crack big cities. “Retail is changing as we speak,” Ikea’s US chief Lars Petersson told CNN Business. “Urbanization is going on very fast.” In response, Ikea has been investing in online pickup services, digital fulfillment…

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