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Sears, JC Penney is now selling major appliances at many of its stores, including two in El Paso. The national retailer, based in the Dallas area, started selling refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers this month at its Cielo Vista Mall and El Mercardo Plaza stores in East El Paso as part of a national rollout that began in July. It's been selling appliances online since May."/>
JC Penney selling appliances in El Paso [El Paso Times, Texas]
5 Questions about the Honda expansion [Greeley Tribune, Colo.]
Sears space in the state's largest shopping mall, according to Coronado's Senior General Manager Randy Sanchez. Construction will start early next year with an expected opening date of May 2017, Sanchez told the Journal."/>
The Container Store coming to Coronado [Albuquerque Journal, N.M.]
Informa in a proposed $1.56 billion deal. New York-based privately owned Penton bought Farm Progress Companies in..."/>
Farm Progress Show site improvements under review [Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill.]
Mattel to distribute its interactive video game design device, Bloxels. "Bloxels cultivates imagination while encouraging discovery and experimentation," Robin Rath, CEO and co-founder of Pixel Press, said in a statement. "We are so excited to partner with Mattel and bring Bloxels to a wide audience for all to enjoy, learn and create.""/>
St. Louis video game startup partners with game giant Mattel [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Charter Communications has dropped the Time Warner brand and adopted the Spectrum name. The change, which has been promoted for months in print and TV advertising, became effective this week."/>
After sale, Time Warner Cable is now Spectrum [Austin American-Statesman]
McDonald's high-growth segment, which includes countries like China and Russia, has resigned, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. McDonald's said that David Hoffmann failed "to satisfy certain conditions upon his departure, including execution of a noncompete agreement." As a result, Hoffmann will forfeit certain benefits, including all unvested cash and equity incentive awards, the company said in..."/>
Longtime McDonald's exec is out, chain says he violated noncompete contract [Chicago Tribune]
Layer3 TV launches cable service in Chicago [Chicago Tribune]
Dick's Sporting Goods, which is set to open its first store in Thurston County next month, is hiring. The store at Capital Mall in west Olympia is looking to fill about 70 full-time and part-time positions. Employees will benefit from "competitive pay and store discounts," according to a news release."/>
BRIEF: Need a job? Dick's Sporting Goods now hiring for new Olympia store [The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)]
Starbucks is highlighting the business in one of a series of new, feel-good videos titled, "Upstanders," available through the coffee chain's mobile app, website and its YouTube account."/>
Parkland's Rising Tide Car Wash stars in new Starbucks video [Sun Sentinel]
Marriott. That would bring a new brand into the downtown Buffalo market, while refreshing a 50- year-old lodging establishment to keep up with the newer tastes, desires and needs of today's travelers."/>
Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo may become Residence Inn by Marriott [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Macy's is looking to cut 100 stores nationwide. Young shoppers are eschewing traditional malls for standalone stores or strip shopping centers. What's a suburban mall to do?"/>
Gardens Mall glams up with 'beauty cluster' to lure millennials [The Palm Beach Post, Fla.]

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