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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Is shoplifting forcing Walgreens to cut back in S.F.' Data on the closing stores puts the claim into perspective   
October 16, 2021
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Data released by the San Francisco Police Department raises questions about an announcement from Walgreens earlier in the week that organized, rampant retail theft forced it to close five stores. One of the stores set to close,
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A Tale of Two DTC Brands: Why Some Soar and Others Crash   
October 16, 2021
Source: The Business of Fashion - This week, activewear label Vuori picked up $400 million from SoftBank, while Scott Sternberg’s basics line Entireworld announced its shuttering. Why did two brands that thrived on pandemic fashion trends face two different...
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‘Retail redlining’ or small-business cost-saver' Lawmakers debate the impact of going cashless   
October 16, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Democrats on a House Financial Services subcommittee said Thursday that businesses should not be allowed to refuse to accept cash because it hurts vulnerable populations, as Republicans said using cash increases operating costs...
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Northleaf leads $500m investment in PE firm Lyric Capital   
October 16, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Lyric Capital Group, a US private equity firm focused on investing in music copyrights, has secured a $500 million investment.
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Resilient shoppers push retail sales up 0.7% in September   
October 16, 2021
Source: WSLS 10 - Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even as they face sticker shock at the grocery stores and elsewhere and even as snarled global supply chains are limiting the flow of goods.
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Luxury fashion brand says it won’t destroy unsaleable goods after facing criticism   
October 15, 2021
Source: The Indian Express on MSN.com - "We will continue to develop and implement solutions to responsibly repurpose, recycle, and reuse excess or damaged products."
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Crypto lending firm Celsius Network raises $400M   
October 15, 2021
Source: CoinTelegraph - “It’s not $400 million. It’s the credibility that comes with the people who wrote those cheques,” Celsius CEO said. Cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius Network has raised $400 million ...
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Makes $5.2 Billion Investment in VillageMD to Deliver Value-Based Primary Care to Communities Across America   
October 15, 2021
Source: ???? - Investment increases ownership stake in VillageMD to 63 percentIncreases number of co-located primary care practices to over 600 in more than 30 U.S. markets by 2025 and 1,000 by 2027, with more than half in underserved...
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Walgreens shares surge as CEO Roz Brewer outlines plans to make health care its growth engine   
October 15, 2021
Source: CNBC - Roz Brewer, who joined as CEO in March, said the company will open hundreds of doctor offices, shake up its front-of-store merchandise and free up pharmacists' time.
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Walgreens closing stores over shoplifting fears   
October 15, 2021
Source: NBC News - Some major retailers are concerned over what is being called “organized retail crime” where shoplifters are getting away with hundreds of dollars in goods with little repercussion. NBC News' Jacob Ward reports that...
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Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores over shoplifting fears   
October 15, 2021
Source: NBC News - Walgreens said Tuesday that it will close five more stores in San Francisco next month because of organized retail theft in another blow to a city that has
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RedMart Turns 10 With Opening Of S$100 Million Dollar Warehouse   
October 14, 2021
Source: Geek Culture on MSN.com - Welcome to RedMart's new crib. The post RedMart Turns 10 With Opening Of S$100 Million Dollar Warehouse appeared first on Geek Culture.
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Walgreens closes five more stores in San Francisco due to thefts   
October 14, 2021
Source: CBS News - Officials with the nation's second-largest drug store say they have closed 10 stores in San Francisco since 2019.
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Walgreens closing more stores in San Francisco due to organized theft   
October 14, 2021
Source: The Hill - Walgreens is closing more stores in San Francisco due to organized retail theft in the city. The retailer made the announcement on Tuesday, saying five stores will close next month, SFGATE reported. “Retail theft across our...
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Walgreens to Close Five San Francisco Stores on Shoplifting   
October 14, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is closing five stores in San Francisco because of rampant shoplifting. Theft rates in recent months have risen to five times the company’s national average despite increased investment in...
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San Francisco Leaders Question Reasons Behind Latest Walgreens Store Closures   
October 14, 2021
Source: CBS SF Bay Area on MSN.com - Mayor London Breed on Wednesday was pushing back against the idea that rampant retail theft was the only reason behind Walgreens' recent decision to close five more stores across San Francisco
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Walgreens to Close 5 Stores in San Francisco, Citing ‘Organized’ Shoplifting   
October 14, 2021
Source: New York Times - One of the stores was targeted at least five times by the same man, who drew widespread attention for raiding the store on a bike and was later arrested, the authorities said.
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Celsius investment shows ‘conviction’ in blockchain, says CDPQ   
October 14, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Canada’s second-largest pension fund has said its inaugural investment in the digital asset sector reflects a belief that blockchain technology will shake up the financial industry, even as cryptocurrencies attract mounting...
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Walgreens Is Permanently Closing These Stores, Starting Nov. 8   
October 14, 2021
Source: Yahoo - Walgreens has been no stranger to downsizing over the last few years. In 2015, the pharmacy chain closed around 200 stores to cut costs, and then in 2019, the company announced the closure of 200 more locations.
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Celsius Network Receives $400M Investment; Valued At More Than US $3 Billion   
October 14, 2021
Source: finsmes.com - Celsius Network, a Hobeken, N.J.-based global cryptocurrency earning and borrowing platform, raised US $400m in funding
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Which Walgreens Stores Are Closing in San Francisco' Full List Revealed   
October 14, 2021
Source: Newsweek - Walgreens has been the victim of some instances of theft over the past few years, forcing them to close stores and transfer prescriptions to new places.
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Walgreens to close 5 more S.F. stores, citing rising costs of retail crime   
October 13, 2021
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Walgreens said Tuesday that it will close five stores in San Francisco in November, citing the company’s concerns over retail theft in the city. “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers...
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Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores, blames rampant theft   
October 13, 2021
Source: KTVU - Following an announcement by retail chain Walgreens that it's closing five of its San Francisco stores due to retail theft, Supervisor Ahsha Safai said he's hoping legislation he recently proposed can prevent stores from further...
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The Caisse invests in a cryptocurrency lender targeted by market authorities in the United States   
October 13, 2021
Source: CTV News - The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) has just participated in a US$400 million investment in Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency interest and lending platform in the crosshairs of U.S. market authorities.
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Theft-plagued Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores   
October 13, 2021
Source: The Hour - Walgreens said Tuesday that it will close five more stores in San Francisco next month because of organized retail theft in another blow to a city that has earned an embarrassing reputation for widespread and brazen shoplifting.
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Walgreens to close 5 San Francisco stores due to ‘organized retail crime’ | Charlotte Observer   
October 13, 2021
Source: Charlotte Observer - Walgreens will soon close 5 San Francisco stores because of what the company calls “ongoing organized retail crime,” the company confirmed to McClatchy News on Tuesday. The company is “not immune” to the...
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Walgreens closing 5 San Francisco stores due to 'organized retail crime'   
October 13, 2021
Source: SFGate - Walgreens will close five more San Francisco stores, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday, citing ongoing organized retail crime as the reason. The closures are as follows: 2550 Ocean Ave. will close on Nov.
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Walgreens closing 5 San Francisco stores due to ‘organized retail crime,’ company says   
October 13, 2021
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Walgreens will soon close 5 San Francisco stores because of what the company calls “ongoing organized retail crime,” the company confirmed to McClatchy News on Tuesday. The company is “not immune” to the...
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Walgreens to close 5 California stores due to ‘organized retail crime,’ company says   
October 13, 2021
Source: Miami Herald - Walgreens will soon close 5 San Francisco stores because of what the company calls “ongoing organized retail crime,” the company confirmed to McClatchy News on Tuesday. The company is “not immune” to the...
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5 more SF Walgreens stores are closing amid rampant retail theft   
October 13, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - It's especially concerning for the elderly community. An 85-year-old woman who no longer drives and has used her local Walgreens since 1971 told us, "I feel so bad that I cried when somebody told me that Walgreens is closing and...
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Celsius Network Announces an Investment Led by WestCap and CDPQ at a Valuation More Than US $3 Billion   
October 13, 2021
Source: PR Newswire - Celsius Network, the leading global cryptocurrency earning and borrowing platform, today announced a US $400 million investment led by
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5 more San Francisco Walgreens to close; SF Supervisor says it's directly related to retail theft   
October 13, 2021
Source: ABC7 San Francisco - It's especially concerning for the elderly community. An 85-year-old woman who no longer drives and has used her local Walgreens since 1971 told us, "I feel so bad that I cried when somebody told me that Walgreens is closing and...
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Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores due to theft   
October 13, 2021
Source: Fox Business - Walgreens is closing an additional five stores in San Francisco, citing retail theft that has been plaguing California retailers.
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Life and Non-Life Insurance Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2026 : Berkshire Hathaway, Cigna, MetLife   
October 12, 2021
Source: SBWire - What's Ahead in the Global Life and Non-Life Insurance Market' Benchmark yourself with strategic steps and conclusions recently published by AMA
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Grocery store shelves aren't going back to normal this year   
October 11, 2021
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options in the snack, drink, candy and frozen foods aisles,
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Paul Kent: Wayne Bennett and Ivan Cleary out to break records in NRL grand final   
October 11, 2021
Source: Adelaide Now - When it was put to Wayne Bennett last week that Manly coach Des Hasler had never lost a preliminary final as either a player or coach, Hasler sitting atop an impressive 8-0 record, the unimpressed Bennett performed what passed as...
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NYC drug store shelves are left empty   
October 11, 2021
Source: Daily Mail on MSN.com - Shelves in pharmacies across New York City have been left nearly barren because supplies are not getting through. Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade are all running very low on goods.
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Grocery store shelves aren’t going back to normal this year   
October 10, 2021
Source: 7News Miami - If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options stretching out before
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These Global Homeware Brands Are So Good, You Won't Mind Waiting For Shipping   
October 10, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - We've rounded up our favorite global homeware brands that are well worth the wait. You won't be able to hold in your oohs and ahs when feasting your eyes on these dreamy handprinted plates shipped from Milan,
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Why you might have a hard time finding your favorite McCormick spices at the grocery store   
October 10, 2021
Source: CNN - If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options stretching out before you in the snack, drink, candy and frozen foods aisles, get ready for some disappointing...
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Brandit helps companies through pandemic   
October 10, 2021
Source: Concord Monitor - As the economy continues to recover and people venture back to offices, stores and restaurants, Brandit says it’s not enough to get your brand noticed, people must experience it. That’s the driving philosophy behind...
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‘Third World’ NYC drug store shelves empty amid shoplifting surge   
October 10, 2021
Source: Fox Business - Thanks to a citywide shoplifting tsunami, bare necessities are now rare luxuries on drug-store shelves across New York City. "It looks like the Third World," bemoaned one Manhattan resident, after eyeing the aisles of a CVS on...
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Amazon Shoppers Are Losing It Over This $11 Cellulite Cream   
October 10, 2021
Source: Yahoo - Some like their cellulite, and some want it gone as soon as possible. If you’re more of the latter, then you may want to know about this cellulite cream that has Amazon shoppers losing it. Our mission at SheKnows is to...
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Cruise Travel Insurance Market Next Big Thing : Major Giants Allianz, Munich RE, Generali   
October 09, 2021
Source: Insurancenewsnet.com - Latest published market study on Worldwide Cruise Travel Insurance Market provides an overview of the current market dynamics in the Worldwide Cruise Travel Insurance space, as well as what our survey respondents— all...
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What's missing from store shelves' Share your experience with Detroit Free Press   
October 09, 2021
Source: Detroit Free Press on MSN.com - From large appliances to pet food, the Free Press is tracking supply chain issues that are resulting in shortages.
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CEO Of Biolife Solutions Trades $970K In Company Stock   
October 09, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - Michael Rice, CEO at Biolife Solutions (NASDAQ:BLFS), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 7, according to a new SEC filing. What Happened: A Form 4 filing
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Our Place Is Having a Rare Deal on Its Viral Always Pan   
October 09, 2021
Source: Yahoo - At $145, Our Place’s Always Pan offers some serious bang for your buck. But, in case you need an extra incentive, the company is currently dropping its price down to $115.
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Is the Online Shift Leaving Private Brand Behind'   
October 09, 2021
Source: Winsight Grocery Business - Private label remains one of the most effective arrows in the supermarket quiver, but retailers need better aim to succeed with them online.
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MetLife Assumes Post-Retirement Life Insurance Liabilities For 8,000 Avaya Retirees   
October 08, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - (NYSE: MET) announced today that its subsidiary, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, entered into an agreement in the first quarter of 2021 to assume responsibility for about $190 million of Avaya’s post-retirement life...
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Amazon Shoppers "Cannot Find" Their Forehead Wrinkles or Fine Lines After Using This Night Cream — and It's 25% Off   
October 08, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - RELATED: Amazon Just Launched a Massive, Month-Long Beauty Sale — Here Are the 40 Best Deals to Shop Today A few of the key ingredients in this night cream include wild rose oil to moisturize your skin,
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