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Nike is gearing up for a comeback in the US (NKE)

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Nike is working to speed up its manufacturing and lower costs, which has put it in a good place in the tough athletic apparel market. The company has turned around sales in the US and could see faster growth because of its direct-to-consumer focus. Watch shares of …

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LA is the biggest surprise from Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist

blvdone/Shutterstock Los Angeles was included on the shortlist for Amazon’s new headquarters contest. This comes as something of a surprise, as Los Angeles was not considered a top location by most experts. Experts are split on what this could mean for the eventual HQ2 winner. Los Angeles — the city …

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Teavana’s stores closing – Business Insider

Starbucks Starbucks and a mall operator reached an agreement that will allow the coffee chain to close 77 Teavana locations.  The coffee chain previously announced plans to close all 379 Teavana locations, which are primarily located in malls.  In December, a judge ordered Starbucks to keep the locations open.    …

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Online tech meets offline shopping at retail’s big show

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. At the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Big Show, BI Intelligence analysts in attendance learned that prominent retailers and their technology partners — …

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Amazon drops major hint on HQ2 location

Mark Wilson / Getty Images On Thursday, Amazon announced its short list of the 20 cities in the running for HQ2 on Thursday. Three different locations surrounding Washington, DC appeared on the list. This indicates that Amazon may have selected DC as its ideal HQ2 location, but that doesn’t mean …

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