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Independent home-improvement suppliers are defying the gloomy retail environment and making their mark on Main Street.

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<p>The auto dealer — around for more than a century and viewed almost as negatively as members of Congress — looked like a ripe target for disruption when retailing moved online. Now that startups have tried and failed to beat the car salesman, many are taking a different route: catering to them.</p>

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<p>Many experts have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.</p>

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<p>Practitioners of what George Soros called the “alchemy of finance” appear to be out of the dock. U.S. President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with at least five former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bankers and pledged to unshackle the industry.</p>

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<p>The outcry over the latest shows leaving Netflix reflects greater misgivings about what exactly Netflix is becoming. While originally launched as a sort of complete archive for film, Netflix has increasingly made headlines (and won awards) for its original content.</p>

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<p>Investors and traders in stocks and other financial markets had focused this week on a take-it-or-leave-it House vote to repeal Obamacare, convinced its outcome would set at least the near-term direction for a variety of assets.</p>

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Mountains have been flattened and villages bulldozed to build Lanzhou New Area in China’s wild west. Four years ago Tom Phillips met empty streets and an eerie hush, but now he finds this improbable desert mirage finally filling up

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<p>The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which links U.S. exporters with development projects in emerging economies, was one of 19 agencies that the White House proposed eliminating entirely in the budget it released last week.&nbsp;</p>

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Americans are facing surging water prices as aging infrastructure and climate change take a toll

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Managed care and drug stocks will be ones to watch, now that the GOP's health-care bill has been stopped.

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For students from low-income families, more than 90% of colleges are unaffordable.

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Let's hope Washington makes both pension reform and Social Security reform a priority in the near future.

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Jim Cramer gave investors his vote of confidence after Friday’s action in Washington.

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<p>President Donald Trump promises to create of thousands of jobs for Americans as a result of his official approval for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.</p>

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Filings from 1995 and 2005, incomplete as they are, offer tantalizing clues about how the Trumps might have minimized their liability over several years.

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