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    This Luxury Shopping Mecca in Florida Is About to Become Even More of a Dream With a $550M Renovation

    When it comes to luxury shopping destinations around the world, locations like New York City, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai immediately come to mind. However, this under-the-radar shopping center in Florida, filled with a plethora of designer stores, not only belongs on the list but may just move up the ranks with its ongoing $550-million renovation. The Bal Harbour Shops, just north of Miami, houses luxury stores including Gucci, Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel. Complete with thoughtfully accentuated with koi ponds, fountains, and lush jungle trees calling this open-air shopping mecca “a mall” would be an absolute  

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    Open Season Shopping Tips – Government Executive

    We’re now less than a month away from the beginning of health insurance open season on Nov. 8. So it’s not too soon to start thinking about your options.  In the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, there are 18 nationwide plans, four of which are restricted to certain groups. Among the 18 are fee-for-service plans with high, standard, or basic options that offer coverage with a preferred provider organization. This is traditional health coverage. These plans generally have low or no deductible that must be paid before you cover part of the cost of health care services with either a  

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    Jewelry Shopping? Get Ready for Less Choice and Higher Prices.

    “Supply is tighter than what people might be used to, and demand, particularly in America, is extraordinary,” Mr. Lussier said. “There will be some pressure on pricing, and in certain categories, retailers will have to work harder to find the diamonds they want.” Shruti Chhajer Ranka, the creative head of Shruti Sushma, a luxury jeweler based in Ahmedabad and Bangalore, India, is one of them. “I am working on a design with one-carat oval diamonds of the same color and clarity,” she wrote in an email last month. “It has taken me six weeks to procure half of what is  

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    See why this baby can’t stop laughing while shopping with mom

    There were reasons to smile this week. Here were just a few of them: At one Tennessee university, rush was more inclusive this year For the first time, members of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s FUTURE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities were invited to participate in sorority recruitment. UTK’s FUTURE Program Director Emma Burgin noted that this kind of inclusion is not just good for her students, but for the sororities too. “The person with the disability is not the one that is broken,” she said. “It’s actually everything around them that needs to be fixed. If you  

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    Developer buys shopping center near Mall at Fox Run in Newington NH

    NEWINGTON – Real estate development and investment company Torrington Properties announced Friday it has acquired the Newington Park Shopping Center for $13.3 million and touted plans to “transform” the site. The property is located at 2026 Woodbury Ave., between the Mall at Fox Run to the north and The Crossings to the south. The Newington Park Shopping Center’s current tenants include Savers, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts and Party City, as well as restaurant spaces. York Hospital has a cardiovascular care facility on the property too. Torrington announced it purchased the 15-acre shopping center from real estate investment trust Urstadt Biddle  

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    Online shopping used to be immune to inflation. Not anymore

    Through economic booms and busts, e-commerce has long been virtually immune to inflationary pressures. Average online prices dropped every year between 2015 and 2019. But Covid ended that once-reliable trend. Online prices jumped 3.1% year-over-year in July, according to a report released Thursday by Adobe. Out of 18 categories captured by the Adobe Digital Economy Index, all but six saw price jumps last month. The price gains were most dramatic in July for online clothing, over-the-counter drugs and sporting goods. “Pre-Covid, I don’t think there was any inflation. It was exclusively deflationary,” Austan Goolsbee, the former Obama adviser who helped  

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    What’s driving the back-to-school shopping sticker shock?

    The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing as parents eagerly anticipate schools reopening for full in-person learning. The excitement of picking out new backpacks and filling shopping carts with notebooks, colored folders and crayons may be tempered by the rising costs of those items. We can’t run from rising prices on household staples or fuel — or from buying those supplies children need for a successful school year. This added pressure and bite into the family budget is at least in part a result of policies coming out of Washington. Last week, I took my rising fourth-grader back-to-school shopping  

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    Find out why this baby can’t stop laughing while shopping with mom

    There were reasons to smile this week. Here were just a few of them: At one Tennessee university, rush was more inclusive this year For the first time, members of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s FUTURE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities were invited to participate in sorority recruitment. UTK’s FUTURE Program Director Emma Burgin noted that this kind of inclusion is not just good for her students, but for the sororities too. “The person with the disability is not the one that is broken,” she said. “It’s actually everything around them that needs to be fixed. If  

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    The Best Home Finds from Macy’s Ultimate Shopping Event 2021

    We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling online or walking through a store, and you think to yourself, I wish I could buy… (insert luxury item here). Maybe it’s Egyptian cotton sheets. Or proper flatware for a dinner party. Maybe it’s that skillet set you know would level up your gourmet game. Well, we’re here to tell you that these luxe items aren’t as far out of reach as you think, especially when they’re deeply discounted through Macy’s Ultimate Shopping Event, which is  

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