Month: July 2020

Change coming to Crossroads Mall area | News, Sports, Jobs

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Gateways like this will welcome people to Corridor Plaza, a development featuring stores, offices, apartments, a hotel and other amenities on what is now the Crossroads Mall site. Crossroads Plaza Development LLC, of Ankeny, finalized its purchase of the site Friday and plans to start construction this year.

A sweeping transformation of the Crossroads Mall site in Fort Dodge will begin this year under the guidance of a new Iowa-based owner.

The vacant wings of the mall that once were home to Younkers and JC Penney will be torn down this year.

A new retail structure facing Fifth

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Regional inequality in Britain – Why Britain is more geographically unequal than any other rich country | Britain

“SOMEONE’S BEEN busy”, says John Trueman, a builder. Apart from an old sign at the entrance, there is little hint that the enormous patch of ground in South Yorkshire was a working mine until 2013. The baths where the men washed before Maltby Colliery closed are a pile of rubble. An old car park is being used to store construction vehicles for auction. A site that once employed more than 1,000 people is quiet, except for one security guard, who is breezily informed by Mr Trueman that trespassing is not a crime.

Maltby grew quickly in

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Last Arenz shoe store closing in Sparta after 118 years | Business


Mike Arenz, owner of Arenz Shoes in downtown Sparta, carries a full line of Red Wing boots at the store that has been in the Arenz family since 1929.

SPARTA — More than a century after a relative founded Arenz Shoe Co. in La Crosse, Mike and Cindy Arenz will start a going-out-of-business sale Aug. 21 at their Arenz Shoes and Formal Wear store — the last

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MarketWatch: Stock Market News – Financial News

Chevron shares slide premarket as oil major post wider-than-expected loss and revenue lags estimates

Chevron Corp. shares undefined slid 3.7% in premarket trade Friday, after the oil giant posted weaker-than-expected earnings for the second quarter, hit by the twin effects of a weak oil price and depressed demand during the coronavirus pandemic. San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron said it had a net loss of $8.3 billion, or $4.44 a share, in the quarter, after income of $4.3 billion, or $2.27 a share, in the year-earlier period. The number includes impairments and other net charges of $1.8 billion

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Is It Safe To Try On Clothes At Stores During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Much of the planet has been in a coronavirus-induced lockdown for months now, going out to shop only when necessary to buy essential goods. But non-essential stores like those that sell clothing are gradually reopening. So what are they doing to protect their customers? And how safe is it to try on new clothes?

While people do want to go out and shop again, they also want stores to follow strict health guidelines that keep the shop sanitized and the customers safe. A survey by First Insight concluded that 65% of women and 54% of men are not comfortable

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