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    • At Amazon's Whole Foods, Lower Food Prices and a Tower of Discounted Amazon Echoes

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    And in case you missed the “Whole Foods + Amazon” banner at the entrance, there are plenty of reminders around the store: Amazon Echoes piled high in front of the strawberries (“farm fresh!”), a poster for the voice-activated device next to the organic peaches, and a sign next to the coffee bar proclaiming, “This is just the beginning.”

    "At Amazon's Whole Foods, Lower Food Prices and a Tower of Discounted Amazon Echoes" is from the August 28, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Surprising Reason Some Millennials May Be Buying New Cars

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Roughly 1 in 6 millennial car buyers — or about 15 percent of them — plan to drive for Uber, Lyft or another similar service, according to a recent report by market research firm Mintel. That’s compared to about 9 percent of the overall population.

    "The Surprising Reason Some Millennials May Be Buying New Cars" is from the February 28, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Abha Bhattarai  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Two-Thirds of Americans Will Never Retire at This Rate

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Less than one-third of Americans are saving money in their 401(k)s and other workplace retirement accounts, according to an analysis of tax records by Census Bureau researchers.

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    • Americans Are Buying More Food at Walmart

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The retailer on Thursday said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business both in stores and online by adding more organic produce. The company is also testing grocery delivery in New York, and has taken aggressive steps to compete with Amazon.com, which is the process of buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, as well as with European discounters like Aldi and Lidl, which are ramping up their presence in the United States.

    "Americans Are Buying More Food at Walmart" is from the August 17, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • $350 Jeans Are Dead. $100 Leggings Killed Them.

    • By: The Washington Post, Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Americans are buying fewer pairs of jeans these days — and when they are, they’re not spending as much as they once did.

    "$350 Jeans Are Dead. $100 Leggings Killed Them." is from the July 07, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Millennials Think Coach Is 'Boring.' Will Acquiring Kate Spade Help?

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Luxury handbag maker Coach is buying rival Kate Spade, a brand known for its whimsical designs and colorful patterns, for $2.4 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday.

    "Millennials Think Coach Is 'Boring.' Will Acquiring Kate Spade Help?" is from the May 08, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Lego Wanted People to Stop Buying Its Toys

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
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    "Why Lego Wanted People to Stop Buying Its Toys" is from the September 06, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Millennials Are Picking Pets over People

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Millennials Are Picking Pets over People" is from the September 13, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market in Deal Valued at $13.7 Billion

    • By: Abha Bhattarai 
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    Amazon.com sent a shock wave through the grocery industry Friday when it announced plans to buy Whole Foods Market and formally enter the world of bricks-and-mortar retail.

    "Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market in Deal Valued at $13.7 Billion" is from the June 16, 2017 Wonkblog section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • French Manicures, Bud Light and Fly Fishing: How Trump Staffers Are Changing Washington

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
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    Throughout Washington, business owners say it’s clear that the Trump administration has arrived. The new president and his staffers are settling in, and beginning to venture out to the region’s restaurants, bars, shops and salons.

    "French Manicures, Bud Light and Fly Fishing: How Trump Staffers Are Changing Washington" is from the February 09, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Meet Marriott’s Longest-Standing Employee: A 79-Year-Old Omelet-Maker

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Cecil Exum figures he’s made 130 omelets by now, but honestly, he’s lost track.

    "Meet Marriott’s Longest-Standing Employee: A 79-Year-Old Omelet-Maker" is from the May 26, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Unboxing’ This Year’s Hot Toy: The LOL Surprise

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
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    Moments after hearing about the L.O.L. Surprise Big Surprise on a Chicago radio station, Crystal Lessner was on the hunt for the popular — and increasingly sold-out — toy.

    "‘Unboxing’ This Year’s Hot Toy: The LOL Surprise" is from the November 06, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Lucky Charms Cannot Find the Magic in Natural Ingredients — So It's Going Full-On Sugar Bomb

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Americans are eating less cereal, but executives at General Mills are hoping they’ve found a way to revive sales: By offering customers a chance to win one of 10,000 boxes filled with nothing but Lucky Charms marshmallows.

    "Lucky Charms Cannot Find the Magic in Natural Ingredients — So It's Going Full-On Sugar Bomb" is from the May 18, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • This 'Blue Collar Millionaire' Turned Her Family's Messes Into Slobproof Furniture

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    “I’d come home, and there’d be food all over the kitchen floor and counters, the sofa would be stained, and the cushions would be in the back yard somewhere,” said Wiener, who owns the interior design firm Designing Solutions. The walls were orange from Cheetos-covered fingerprints and the drapes were filthy, she said, because her husband frequently used them to clean his hands.

    "This 'Blue Collar Millionaire' Turned Her Family's Messes Into Slobproof Furniture" is from the January 13, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Thousands of Amazon Workers Receive Food Stamps. Now Bernie Sanders Wants Amazon to Pay Up.

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other federal assistance received by their employees. The goal, he says, is to force corporations to pay a living wage and curb roughly $150 billion in taxpayer dollars that currently go to funding federal assistance programs for low-wage workers each year.

    "Thousands of Amazon Workers Receive Food Stamps. Now Bernie Sanders Wants Amazon to Pay Up." is from the August 23, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Will the Rapidly-Shrinking Store Save Retail?

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
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    With holiday shopping in full swing, Sears decided it was time to host a “grand reopening” for its department store at Fair Oaks Mall in Northern Virginia, complete with magic shows, jugglers, face painting and free cotton candy. The biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size.

    "Will the Rapidly-Shrinking Store Save Retail?" is from the December 25, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Grocery Stores Are Adapting to More Male Shoppers — Whom They Treat Like Knuckleheads

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    In any case, there is mounting evidence that more men are shopping for groceries than in previous generations. And when they do head to the store, men tend to buy many items at once, and shop alone, according to Men’s Health.

    "Grocery Stores Are Adapting to More Male Shoppers — Whom They Treat Like Knuckleheads" is from the July 27, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Amazon Cuts Whole Food Prices in Clear Signal of Sweeping Changes to Come

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter, as the tech giant looks to shake up the grocery business.

    "Amazon Cuts Whole Food Prices in Clear Signal of Sweeping Changes to Come" is from the August 24, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Student Debt Now Affects a Staggering Number of Elderly Americans

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
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    The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers over 60 now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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    • Good News for Retailers This Holiday Season: Americans Are Spending on Big-Ticket Items

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Americans spent a record $2 billion online on Labor Day, making it one of the biggest online shopping days of the year and giving new hope to retailers ahead of the closely watched holiday season.

    "Good News for Retailers This Holiday Season: Americans Are Spending on Big-Ticket Items" is from the September 13, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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