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Dallas Re-Opening Stats (courtesy of Mark Cuban)

After Dallas reopened last weekend, Mark Cuban paid a team of secret shoppers to find out how many restaurants and stores actually re-opened and how many of them followed safety protocols.

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Financials of Sea-Tac Businesses

Every business that wants to lease space at Sea-Tac Airport has to respond to a public RFP, and Sea-Tac also publishes the results of their audits online. It’s pretty fun to see the economics of an airport business...

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A tale of two retailers 🛍️

The New York Times had a fascinating pair of stories about family-run retailers this week - one about Nordstrom and one about Forever 21. There are a bunch of great stories and anecdotes in both...

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"Please don't come" -Costco 😘

A few weeks ago, Costco opened its first store in China, and it was so popular they had to close the store and send a message to customers that said “Please don’t come.”

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