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National chains paid 95% of rent, while mom-and-pop shops paid 89%. (iStock)
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August retail rent payments close to 2019 levels

Despite the delta variant causing a new wave of restrictions on businesses, most retailers are paying their rent at...

August retail rent payments close to 2019 levels
After months of robust recovery, restaurants & bars let go more workers last month than they hired, retail’s slide accelerated, and the return to the office stalled. (iStock)
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Delta variant slams door on hospitality hiring

Job growth in leisure and hospitality slowed to zero in August, pumping the brakes on an economic recovery that...

Delta variant slams door on hospitality hiring
Department stores are dying across the country, but the buildings that house them are staying alive through unique means. (iStock)
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Where department stores go when they die

Department stores are dying in droves. The buildings that house them? Not so much. According to Bloomberg, 40 percent of department stores in the United States have closed in the past five years. While...

Where department stores go when they die
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