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    • 'Harry Potter' Is Back — and So Is the Bookstore Hoopla We Haven't Seen since 2007

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "'Harry Potter' Is Back — and So Is the Bookstore Hoopla We Haven't Seen since 2007" is from the July 29, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Why Chipotle's Challenges May Go beyond Food Safety

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Why Chipotle's Challenges May Go beyond Food Safety" is from the July 08, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • A Year After Food Safety Scares, Chipotle Has a New Set of Problems

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It was a little more than a year ago that Chipotle was rocked by the first in a brief flurry of food contamination incidents that sent many customers fleeing from the burrito chain. Since then, the company has been trying to win back diners in a variety of ways, ranging from a sweeping overhaul of its food safety measures to adding chorizo to its menu. It even employed gimmicks such as a summer-long rewards program and offering free meals for kids.

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    • Social Media 'Influencers': A Marketing Experiment Grows into a Mini-Economy

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    What was an experimental marketing practice only a short time ago has morphed into a mini-economy with dizzying financial stakes. The social-media analytics firm Captiv8 estimates that big brands are spending a collective $255 million per month for sponsored posts on Instagram alone.

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    • Robots and Artificial Intelligence Set to Upend the Art of Making a Sale

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    These innovations present tantalizing possibilities for retailers, who can ill afford to lose any opportunity to satisfy or even upsell a customer at a time when mall foot traffic is tumbling precipitously. But the advances also raise thorny questions about what the retail workforce of the future will look like if a growing array of tasks can soon be punted to robots or tablet applications.

    "Robots and Artificial Intelligence Set to Upend the Art of Making a Sale" is from the January 18, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Walmart Outperforms Target, and the Difference Might Be Groceries

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Walmart Outperforms Target, and the Difference Might Be Groceries" is from the August 18, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Shipping Industry Is Poised for Massive Upheaval. Can FedEx Weather the Storm?

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Some 10,000 workers pour into the campus, ready to begin a mind-bogglingly complex ritual of steering packages to customers’ doorsteps on time. Hundreds of equipment operators zoom around the 880-acre site on warehouse tugs, pulling behind them trains of silver shipping containers shaped like half-igloos. In an earsplitting operation dubbed “the matrix,” package sorters corral boxes into a single-file line for a trip down a tangle of conveyor belts.

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    • Barbie's Got a New Body – and Now Mattel Is Tackling Her Other Big Image Problem

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Barbie's Got a New Body – and Now Mattel Is Tackling Her Other Big Image Problem" is from the July 13, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try" is from the July 20, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Why a Big Clothing Retailer Is Trying an Amazon Prime-Like Subscription

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why a Big Clothing Retailer Is Trying an Amazon Prime-Like Subscription" is from the May 04, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why QVC Is Launching a New TV Channel Dedicated Entirely to Beauty Products

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Home-shopping giant QVC is making a play to grab a bigger share of the booming beauty business: It is launching a separate TV network dedicated solely to cosmetics, fragrances and skincare.

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    • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Aside to Focus on Other Corporate Initiatives

    • By: Sarah Halzack, Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Starbucks announced Thursday that Howard Schultz plans to step aside as chief executive to focus on new initiatives at the coffee giant, an abrupt change for a man widely praised for putting a once adrift company back on track and guiding it through a period of rapid global expansion.

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    • Under Armour Debuts 'Made in the U.S.' Gear — and Tests What We Think We Know About Manufacturing in America

    • By: Sarah Halzack 
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    They are the first batch of clothing to be made at UA Lighthouse, a sprawling Under Armour facility that opened this summer in Baltimore. A 35,000-square-foot design and product development hub, it is an anchor of Under Armour’s attempt to figure out how to make clothing in the United States — an unusual venture in an industry where manufacturing has largely been done overseas for a generation. About 97 percent of clothing sold in the United States is imported, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

    "Under Armour Debuts 'Made in the U.S.' Gear — and Tests What We Think We Know About Manufacturing in America" is from the January 30, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Sarah Halzack  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Hot Holiday Toys: From Hatchimals to Pokémon Sun and Moon

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    If you’re like me, and you don’t have kids of your own, holiday shopping for your littlest relatives can be tricky business. During your once-a-year pilgrimage into the toy aisle, you might find yourself wondering: Are Ninja Turtles even cool anymore? Who exactly is this Princess Elena of Avalor?

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    • Nordstrom Drops Ivanka Trump-Branded Clothing and Shoes

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold, Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The change followed a weeks-long boycott campaign, organized by an anti-Trump activist group called “Grab Your Wallet.” The group demanded the department-store giant cease doing business with the president or his family.

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    • Unilever to Buy Start-Up Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Unilever to Buy Start-Up Grooming Brand Dollar Shave Club" is from the July 20, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • More People Shopped Over Thanksgiving Weekend Than Last Year — but They Spent Less

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    About 154 million shoppers made purchases at stores or on e-commerce sites this holiday weekend, the National Retail Federation reported Sunday, a bump up from the 151 million people who last year participated in the annual barrage of Black Friday deals.

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    • Amazon's Latest Weapon in the E-Commerce Wars: Its Own Air Force

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Amazon's Latest Weapon in the E-Commerce Wars: Its Own Air Force" is from the August 05, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Behind That Pretty Photo in Your Instagram Feed: Layers and Layers of Strategy

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Abbey Brandon is a one-woman start-up.

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    • Advocacy Groups Urge Crackdown on 'Influencer' Marketing Aimed at Children

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    In the fast-changing digital world, companies are looking for new marketing tactics to reach their audiences. Many of them have turned to a practice known as “influencer” marketing, in which YouTube and Instagram personalities are paid for using or talking up a product on their social-media channels.

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