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Macy's announced significant changes in its investors call this week, including the closure of more than 100 stores across the country, including one at Northgate Mall. But more impactful was the retail giant's news that its Cincinnati headquarters would also be shut down, eliminating from the city nearly 500 jobs.

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Macy's, one of nine Fortune 500 companies based in Cincinnati, will shutter its corporate headquarters in Downtown later this year, WVXU has confirmed. 

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New details emerge about the investigation into the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that left nine people dead and several others injured.

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Cincinnati based Macy's has announced a restructuring plan to increase productivity which the retailer says will reduce annual expenses by $100 million.

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An anchor building of Fountain Square has a new owner. Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, 3CDC, is purchasing Fountain Place for $7.5 million. The building was home to Macy's Downtown store, Tiffany's, and the restaurant Palomino until last year.

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Whirlwind news events don't just happen at the national level - local stories can also grab hold of our attention and refuse to let go.

We Now Have A Closing Date For Macy's Downtown

Mar 9, 2018
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The Macy's store at 505 Vine Street, a staple of Fountain Place since 1997, will close its doors on March 25, 2018.

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With three new members, Cincinnati City Council is sworn in and gets to work, the region continues to suffer the effects of the opioid epidemic, Macy's announces the closing of its downtown store, the Ohio governor and senate races take shape and FC Cincinnati still waits to hear about its bid for a Major League Soccer franchise.

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Macy's is closing its Downtown Cincinnati store in mid-March.

The company said in a statement Wednesday the closure is part of the 100 planned store closures announced in August 2016.

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A former Cincinnati mayor makes an endorsement in the upcoming mayoral race and city council candidates are raising money for their campaigns. Communities continue to seek solutions to the opioid crisis, Northern Kentucky University settles a sexual assault case and a dispute erupts over the removal of a local Confederate memorial. And it has been a tumultuous week for Macy's.

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Cincinnati is replete with the arts, from museums to dance to theater to music. 

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The Canadian chain Hudson's Bay Co., which owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, is in discussions to buy Macy's, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has announced it will close 100 stores, most of them by early 2017.

Macy's Names New CEO

Jun 23, 2016
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Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has named a new CEO. In 2017, Jeff Gennette will replace Terry Lundgren, the company's head since 2003. Gennette, 55, was named President of Macy's, Inc. in March after serving as Chief Merchandising Officer since February 2009.

Now that the 2016 ArtsWave campaign is in full swing, it’s time again for the Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend, happening February 26-27.

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Two women in Florida and California have sued Macy's and Bloomingdale's, accusing the stores of deceptive pricing.

Kristin Haley and Sylvia Thompson allege the stores fabricated the original price to show large discounts.

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You’ll never watch Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” the same way after reading this column.

I always learn a lot about TV when former NBC late-night programming executive Rick Ludwin returns to speak to students at Miami University, his alma mater.

On Thursday night, he revealed NBC's camera tricks on Fallon’s top-rated “Tonight Show” to overcome limitations of cramped Studio 6B in New York’s Rockefeller Center – and a few other observations about Stephen Colbert and the changes in TV’s late-night landscape.

 

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Macy’s plans to lay off thousands of retail workers in response to changing shopping habits in stores and online.  The Cincinnati-based retailer has announced it will close 14 department stores in nine different states, but will open two new locations in the continental US and one in Puerto Rico, and will open two new Bloomingdale’s stores by late 2017.

In a press release late Thursday afternoon, Macy’s says its overall workforce of about 175,000 will stay nearly the same as it picks up staffing in other parts of the company.

  While all eyes in the fashion industry were recently focused on New York, London and Milan as each city held its Fashion Week, you don’'t have to look farther than Greater Cincinnati to see a vibrant and growing fashion industry. Over the last decade, local designers and clothing stylists have been finding success selling their lines both here and nationally.

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