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    Black Friday was no match for Sandy. Major retailers such as Kohl's, Target and Macy's on Thursday reported weak sales in November as a strong start to the holiday shopping season wasn't enough to fully offset a slow start to the month caused by Superstorm Sandy.

  • News Summary: LivingSocial cuts 400 jobs worldwide

    DONE DEAL: Online deals company LivingSocial is cutting 400 jobs, or about 9 percent of its workforce, as the deals market continues to face challenges.

  • Deals site LivingSocial cuts 400 jobs worldwide

    Online deals company LivingSocial is cutting 400 jobs worldwide, or about 9 percent of its work force, as the deals market continues to face challenges.

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  • Report: LivingSocial plans layoffs

    In another sign of the troubles faced by once-hot Internet daily deal sites, Washington-based LivingSocial could be the latest such company to announce layoffs. The company is planning to layoff as many as 400 workers, according to a report from The Washington Business Journal Wednesday.

  • Amazon posts 3Q results below expectations

    Amazon reported third-quarter results below Wall Street's expectations on Thursday _ including a large loss, weighed by its stake in online deals service LivingSocial and continued spending on its Kindle business and distribution centers.

  • D.C. officials, Nats mascots and LivingSocial leadership unveiled LivingSocial's deal to pay for extra hours of post-season Metro service at a press conference at the Navy Yard Metro station last week. (Tom Howell Jr./The Washington Times)

    Mendelson praises LivingSocial Metro deal for Nats playoffs

    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is grateful that daily deal-provider LivingSocial "stepped up" and offered to put down a deposit to cover any costs from extended Metro service after late-night playoff games at Nationals Park this month.

  • Fans celebrate after the Washington Nationals beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1at Nationals Park, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals clinched a spot in the playoff for the first time in team history. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    LivingSocial funds Metro service for Nats playoff games

    Daily-deal provider LivingSocial delivered a clutch hit for the Washington Nationals and the District on Thursday by offering to pay for extended Metro train service in October, if needed, when the ballclub enters the playoffs for the first time in decades.

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    In the face of steep federal spending cuts, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Monday called on city lawmakers to pass a tax incentives bill for tech companies to diversify the nongovernment economy in the nation's capital and keep 21st-century innovators from fleeing the city with their coveted jobs.

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    Online deals company LivingSocial is adding merchandise to its offerings that until now have mostly been restaurant meals, weekend getaways and spa manicures.

  • LivingSocial launches takeout and delivery service

    Throw away all those soy sauce-stained takeout menus.

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    Amazon is hoping that five bucks will get you in the door to its local deals site, AmazonLocal.

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