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Strategy: People are convinced that Arby’s name is a stealthy code phrase — here’s the truth

There is a rumor that Arby’s got its name from the initials of its famous roast beef. It’s false.

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Strategy: Walmart is building a fleet of personal shoppers to lure wealthy moms (WMT)

Couriers will deliver household products free of charge to shoppers’ doorsteps within 24 hours of ordering, and other items will be delivered within two days.

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Strategy: Subway closed more than 900 stores this year as franchisees claim promotions have ‘decimated’ business

The 900-plus store closures could just be the beginning of a crisis for the chain, as franchisees petition against a new $5 footlong deal and traffic declines.

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Strategy: Amazon dominates with holiday shoppers (AMZN)

A whopping 76% of shoppers expect to do most of their holiday shopping on Amazon this year

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Strategy: 17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

From “Brotopia” to “When to Jump,” these are the business books you’ll want on your shelf for 2018.

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Strategy: National home prices are expected to take a hit after tax reform — and two rich, blue states are the biggest losers

The GOP tax bill is expected to disproportionately hurt home prices in New York and New Jersey.

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Strategy: Lululemon worker’s $3 million lawsuit says she was raped by her boss after the company ‘created the perfect environment for a sexual predator’

The lawsuit claims that Lululemon was aware of other complaints against the alleged predator prior to the rape, and that the company did nothing about them.

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Strategy: It was the hardest year on record to get into elite colleges — admissions experts explain why

The acceptance rate drops nearly every year at elite schools like Harvard and Stanford, and admissions directors say it’s harder than ever to get in.

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Strategy: 7 things unsuccessful people do over holiday breaks

Avoid these self-sabotaging behaviors if you want to have a healthy, happy, and productive holiday break.

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Strategy: Why red and green are the colors of Christmas

Coca-cola’s idea of Santa played a big role in making red a Christmas color. Nature helped with green.

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Strategy: Amazon takes the lead in Mexico (AMZN)

Amazon will grow online revenues in Mexico to $502 million in 2017, up 106% year-over-year (YoY)

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Strategy: These are the world’s top 20 trending destinations, according to Airbnb — and you’ve never heard of most

Airbnb says a host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics has seen a 2,175% spike in bookings.

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Strategy: The 31-year-old Koch heir suing his ex-fiancée over a $250,000 ring is known as ‘king of the wild pants’ and plays tennis at Mar-a-Lago

Here’s look at the life and career of Wyatt Koch, a billionaire’s son who is suing his ex-fiancée to get back an engagement ring.

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Strategy: The 31-year-old Koch heir who is suing his ex-fiancee over a $250,000 ring is known as ‘king of the wild pants’ and plays tennis at Mar-a-Lago

A look at the life and career of Wyatt Koch, the heir of a billionaire who is suing his ex-fiancee to get back an engagement ring.

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Strategy: Walmart is reportedly developing a store of the future with no cashiers

Walmart’s Code Eight is reportedly humming along as it reinvents retail as we know it, according to a new Recode report.

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Strategy: The Republican tax bill passes Congress — here’s how your tax bracket could change in 2018

Income tax brackets will change in 2018 if President Donald Trump enacts the GOP tax legislation.

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Strategy: Amazon reveals what its lobbyist is doing in Atlanta — and it has nothing to do with its new headquarters (AMZN)

Amazon sent a lobbyist to Georgia spurring speculation that the city could be the site of Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

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Strategy: Whole Foods is overtaking Amazon’s brands with $10 million in sales in just 4 months (WFM)

Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value brand is now the No. 2-selling private-label brand that Amazon offers, according to a report by One Click Retail.

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