A strong US job market has two of the world’s largest retailers fighting for consumer cash.
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Tamales, sunglasses, tools. The streets of Los Angeles swarm with pushcarts and sidewalk tables brimming with trinkets and foodstuffs. In December, lawmakers voted to sell permits to the city’s street vendors—officially legalizing an already thriving industry. Read More
Among “social” media, Pinterest is different. Instagram users view others’ dream vacations that they’ll never go on. Facebookers observe holiday parties or eavesdrop as friends debate politics. But a Pinterest user can relax on the couch and plan a remodel or special event—totally solo. Read More
Sometimes, the raw material of Ali Ghomari’s work comes screaming from the skies over Yemen. For nearly four years, Yemen has been under fire from a coalition of Iranian and Saudi-backed Muslim groups. Missiles fired by coalition jets rain down on militia and civilians alike. Read More
Want a predictable room in a central location? A hotel is the way to stay. But travelers desiring something special probably look and book elsewhere. The growing popularity of online home-sharing services like Airbnb, Onefinestay, and HomeAway has hotel chains scrambling. Read More
“Pretty is as pretty does.” Uh-oh, Burberry isn’t looking so good then. The upscale British fashion company is burning, slashing, or otherwise ruining unsold merchandise. That means destroying millions of dollars in brand-new clothes, shoes, perfume, and accessories. Read More
The mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke is the cornerstone of North Carolina’s Colonial history. The 115 early settlers of the New World vanished in 1590 without a trace except for the word “CROATOAN” carved into a village post. But a new narrative is beginning to gain local interest. Read More