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CVS and Walmart are betting they can change how Americans get healthcare. Here’s why that should worry hospitals.

“Providence has upgrade the health system’s technology, partnered with tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon to design health clinics, and made it easier to schedule appointments” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. For instance, One Medical, a primary care service that comes with a $200 annual fee, has been partnering with health systems in different geographies. Source: businessinsider.com

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Best Black Friday Deals 2019: What to Expect from Amazon

“There’s no flier or ad for Amazon Black Friday 2019, but we can do our best to predict some of the deals based on past deals and announcements from companies like Nintendo” reports ign.com. These Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals aren’t Amazon exclusive, but Amazon is one of the participating retailers. Make sure to follow IGN Deals on Twitter, as well as check out our best Black Friday deals master list for all the latest and greatest stuff.If you’ve been holding off on getting an Echo device, keep watching Amazon…

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Facing shorter holiday season, U.S. retailers rev up faster delivery, early deals

“For example, Walmart began offering holiday deals on Oct. 25” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – U.S. retailers are rushing in with faster-than-ever delivery deals and earlier Christmas promotions in hopes of easing the impact of this year’s shorter holiday selling season, a period that can be make-or-break for retailers. Source: 95kqds.com

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How to get up to 20% cash back from retailers like Home Depot, Macy’s and Amazon on Thursday

“The deals include 20% cash back on Home Depot decor and furniture, as well as 20% cash back on Snapfish prints and products” writes Nicole Lyn Pesce for marketwatch.com. Those cardholders get 5% cash back on all Amazon purchases.So if they use it to shop Amazon on Cash Back Day, they’ll earn 5% cash back on their card, plus another 5% to 6% via RetailMeNot, doubling their rewards.The cash will then be deposited into the shopper’s Venmo or PayPal account next month, or given as a gift card. Source: marketwatch.com

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Bed Bath & Beyond will be open on Thanksgiving for the first time

“For the first time, all Bed Bath & Beyond stores will open on Thanksgiving Day, the company announced in a statement” writes Naccardi Njadvancemedia Com for nj.com. Bed Bath & Beyond is among the retailers already advertising big Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales.The company’s decision to open on Thanksgiving — a trend many other retailers are bucking this year — may have to do with its recent struggles. Source: nj.com

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How-to tips for getting Black Friday deals online

“Specific deals within a larger online sale might not go live until a certain time” writes Nerdwallet Special To for cleveland.com. Retailers usually release Black Friday ads in advance, often online, in their apps, through the mail or via email.It’s also worth noting that retailers’ online and in-store sale timelines don’t always match.Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 29 this year, has evolved from a frenzied one-day store event to an entire season of savings, with nearly all deals available online. Source: cleveland.com

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Kohl’s will open stores for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day once again

“Kohl’s opened its stores at the same time last year despite a growing trend among retailers to stay closed on Thanksgiving” writes Shoshy Ciment for businessinsider.com. Kohl’s was one of the first major retailers to release its holiday deals. At least 14 retailers have already announcedthat they will stay closed on the holiday this year.Pre-Black Friday deals are running Friday through November 3, and customers can get $15 for $50 Kohl’s Cash on Friday as well as during the week of Black Friday. Source: businessinsider.com

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China’s online retailers take the battle to the hinterlands

“But it was hard to persuade residents in lower-tier cities that they needed to shop for luxury goods online” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Alibaba and JD.com have for years tried to unleash rural China’s spending power, teaching residents how to use their online platforms and using drones for deliveries to remote spots, with mixed results. Source: 95kqds.com

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Nordstrom family may be dropping plans to take a larger ownership share in the retailer

“A plan by the Nordstrom family to regain control of its namesake company seems to have been shelved, according to a securities document filed Monday” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. Such a change would have given the Nordstrom family more control over a company that has come under fire over the last year for declining sales and a plummeting share price.Both moves suggest the retailer is looking for “more outside influence and less control from the Nordstrom family,” Saunders said. “That’s likely a good thing in terms of bringing…

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Can Big-Box Retailers Provide Local Health Care?

“Could these tech companies thus leapfrog big-box retailers and existing health systems in the race to provide truly local care?” reports hbr.org. National retailers, most notably Walmart and Best Buy, are making big bets on their ability to fill this need for local health care.Against this backdrop, national retailers, most notably Walmart and Best Buy, are making big bets on their ability to fill this need for local health care.Toward that end, the company spent approximately $1 billion in the past year to acquire three companies that provide either health…

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