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Foot Locker Looks to Play Up the Store Experience

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 29
Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands.

Obama Plans to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area

CORPORATE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 29
President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

Chicago Story: Trump Sends GOP Donors Spinning

FINANCE | By Julie Bykowicz | Aug 28
Many top donors boycotted or sulked their way through the national convention last month. And nearly every day, it seems, a Republican endorses Clinton, some promising financial help.

Measuring the Fallout From A Summer Full of Box-Office Flops

CORPORATE | By Jake Coyle | Aug 28
Hollywood's blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes.

To Grow or Not? Some Successful Small Business Owners Say No

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 27
When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no.

Kibbles 'n Bits Sales Suffer As Pet Owners Get Pickier

CORPORATE | Aug 26
Americans' increasingly picky tastes are affecting not just the bowls on their tables, but those on the floor: Kibbles 'n Bits sales are suffering.

Federal Judge Puts Starbucks Lawsuit on Ice

LEGAL | By Brian Melley | Aug 25
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

Arkansas City Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

FINANCE | By Andrew DeMillo | Aug 24
A central Arkansas city is effectively operating a debtors' prison that imposes hefty fines and jail time for thousands of poor people whose checks bounce.

Illinois Latest State to Expand Domestic Workers' Rights

LEGAL | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 24
Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states.

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