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

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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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
    • Length: 11 mins
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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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    • 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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    • A Trump Voter's Message to Retailers: 'Keep Your Mouths Shut About Our President'

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    “I’m very disappointed in what’s happened with the Trump line,” she tells him. “I hate to do this — I’m not a real activist — but I learned a long, long time ago that you cannot mix business and politics.”

    "A Trump Voter's Message to Retailers: 'Keep Your Mouths Shut About Our President'" is from the February 25, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Americans Are Buying More Food at Walmart

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • This Is Probably the Most Ostentatious Christmas Catalogue You'll Ever Flip Through

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    What do you get the man or woman who has everything? Neiman Marcus has a few suggestions, starting with a $1.5 million Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane in rose gold.

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    • Student Debt Now Affects a Staggering Number of Elderly Americans

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • Will the Rapidly-Shrinking Store Save Retail?

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • You’ll Soon Be Able to Get a Big Mac Delivered to Your Door. But Will You Want To?

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    If the people won’t go to McDonald’s, then the Big Macs must go to them.

    "You’ll Soon Be Able to Get a Big Mac Delivered to Your Door. But Will You Want To?" is from the March 02, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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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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    • 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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    • Walmart Said It’s Giving Its Employees a Raise. And Then It Closed 63 Stores.

    • By: Abha Bhattarai, Todd C. Frankel
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Walmart, the largest U.S. private employer with more than 1 million workers, said Thursday it plans to raise starting wages from $9 to $11 an hour and hand out employee bonuses ranging from $200 to $1,000, becoming the latest company to give a least some of the credit for new worker benefits to the recently passed tax plan.

    "Walmart Said It’s Giving Its Employees a Raise. And Then It Closed 63 Stores." is from the January 11, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and Todd C. Frankel and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump’s D.C. Hotel Is Promising Government and Military Discounts, but Good Luck Getting Them

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Donald Trump may be a federal employee now, but fellow government workers won’t be getting discounts at his Pennsylvania Avenue hotel — even if the hotel’s website promises otherwise.

    "Trump’s D.C. Hotel Is Promising Government and Military Discounts, but Good Luck Getting Them" is from the February 03, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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    • 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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    • What Starbucks Could Learn from This Washington Restaurateur About Race at Work

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Andy Shallal gets right to the point: Which table would you rather serve — a party of four black women, or four white men in suits and ties?“And be honest,” he says.

    "What Starbucks Could Learn from This Washington Restaurateur About Race at Work" is from the January 00, 1900 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Jenny Hoops. 

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

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • The Unlikely Reason Americans Are Shopping at Target Again

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Analysts attributed that growth to Target’s success with private-label brands like the children’s line Cat & Jack, which Cornell said has racked up $2 billion in sales in one year, and a partnership with Victoria Beckham. Target is taking note: The company is introducing 12 more brands in the next 18 months, and recently announced a partnership with mattress start-up Casper.

    "The Unlikely Reason Americans Are Shopping at Target Again" is from the August 16, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Walmart Is Asking Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home From Work

    • By: Abha Bhattarai
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Walmart’s newest tactic in its fight against online giant Amazon: Asking its employees to deliver online orders on their way home from work.

    "Walmart Is Asking Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home From Work" is from the June 01, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abha Bhattarai and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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