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Consumer spending is slowly creeping up and retailers may have busier stores during the upcoming holiday season -- but they'll have to keep the discounts of seasons past to get shoppers through the door.
ShopRunner is an attempt by online retailers to lure loyal customers away from Amazon by setting up a program that allows unlimited shipping for $79 a year -- like Amazon Prime.
The University of Michigan is starting a new, super-charged business incubator. Researchers and venture capitalists and for-profit companies will both set up at the "venture accelerator," so collaboration can happen during R&D instead of after.
The Conservative Party of the UK's coalition government has been keeping its word about an immigration cap. But London is concerned that the policy will slow business and maybe even ground projects.
Marketplace for Wednesday, October 6, 2010