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How to stop Amazon from killing your store

17 NOV 17 11:58 ET Laura Sanicola (CNN Money) — Not all is doom and gloom in retail land. A record number of┬ástores have closed this year, and Wikipedia added an entry for “retail apocalypse.” But some retailers have staved off pressure from Amazon and competitors. The Children’s Place, Best Buy, Walmart, Dollar General, Home Depot and Costco are humming right along as others struggle to lure customers. Shares of each of of those retailers are up double digits this year — Walmart’s shares are at an all-time high. Meanwhile, the retail sector as a whole is down 6%...

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Amazon announces ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

13 NOV 17 17:56 ET By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) — Amazon is going to Middle Earth. The streaming service on Monday announced it is bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic to television, with a multiple season commitment. The television series will take place before the 2001 feature film “The Fellowship of the Ring,” which kicked off the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon said in a release the deal includes potential for spin-off series as well. RELATED: Sean Astin on possible ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show “‘The Lord of the Rings’ is a cultural phenomenon that has captured...

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Hoverboards Smoking, Bursting into Flames, Amazon.com Offering Full Refunds

In consumer news, the consumer product safety commission is investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames. The move comes after growing concerns that the two-wheeled balance boards are fire hazards. Amazon.com says it’s offering refunds to anyone who bought hoverboards on its website, but is continuing to sell...

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Fix HVAC Leaks Where It Counts Most

You’ve probably heard plenty about how to maximize your HVAC system by repairing air leaks. This is indeed sound advice, in terms of both reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on your utility bills. However, if you are like many homeowners these days, you have only a limited amount of time to devote to home upkeep. Here’s a highly time- and cost-effective way to fix leaks. The Best Place to Fix HVAC Leaks The basic principle for fixing leaks is to start at the point in your HVAC setup that has the greatest air transfer, meaning that a...

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