Business & Economy
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Mega Miami retail project proves malls aren't dead yet

Business
by Christina Darnell
Posted 3/20/15, 03:55 pm

It used to be that when you needed a new outfit, or a family birthday present, you headed to the mall to browse the stores, try on clothes, and compare prices. Now, with the breadth of products available via smartphone—courtesy of the internet—plus, free shipping and easy return policies, shoppers are increasingly opting instead to shop from the comfort of their couches.

And that’s taken a harsh toll on many brick-and-mortar shopping centers in the last 10 years.

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Family Christian Stores drops bankruptcy plan

Business | Largest Christian retailer in the U.S. must now go back to the drawing board to find a new restructuring plan
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/18/15, 12:38 pm

Family Christian Stores has withdrawn a proposal for a controversial bankruptcy plan criticized by debtors for ties between the seller and buyer that were too close for comfort.

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Publishers sue Family Christian Stores over bankruptcy plan

Business
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/10/15, 08:00 am

A group of Christian publishers that stands to lose $20 million is fighting back against part of Family Christian Stores’ bankruptcy plan. Twenty-seven companies filed a joint lawsuit in federal bankruptcy court Friday to protect products Family Christian Stores has on its shelves but hasn’t yet paid for.

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