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January 23, 2013

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  • Coastal Equities makes first retail acquisition in Va.
    Coastal Equities has acquired the Hungarybrook Shopping Center in Henrico County, Va. It is the company's first property in the commonwealth. Tenants in the 87,190-square-foot shopping center include a Food Lion grocery store, Dollar Tree, Subway and Best Beauty. (1/23) Email this Story to auction $20+ MM in Retail Properties, the Nation's Leading Online Real Estate Marketplace, are pleased to auction 12 retail properties nationwide. This auction will take place February 12 thru 14 on See More info about the auction.
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  • If they build it, will Brazilians spend?
    Retailers in Brazil aim to come back from a lackluster 2012 with an aggressive plan to add new stores this year -- the nation's 40 largest retailers plan to open 720 stores in 2013, a plan some analysts question. Household consumption grew at its lowest rate in nine years in 2012, and household debt has doubled since 2005, leading some to doubt whether consumer spending will keep the country out of recession. Reuters (1/22) Email this Story
  • Which fashion brands will win over global middle class?
    The global middle class, defined as people who spend between $10 and $100 per day, is emerging more rapidly in developing nations, which are expected to be home to four-fifths of the group by 2030. Most won't have budgets that stretch to luxury brands, instead favoring mid-priced and fast-fashion labels such as Zara and Next, according to consultancy Roland Berger. Reuters (1/21) Email this Story
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  • Control your stress with these powerful techniques
    Learning to meditate, cutting back on caffeine and becoming "rationally optimistic" can help reduce stress, Cece Suwal writes. "[O]nce you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development -- so you can achieve your goals and dreams -- your perception works in your favor," she writes. (1/21) Email this Story
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people."
--Andre Dubus,
American writer

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