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Quick news from around the Web...

Staples kicks off holiday season expert advice council with a #LessStress Twitter party Nov. 6

Sears launches, an online store for high-end, affordable area rugs

Yogasmoga opens West Coast flagship in Los Angeles, recently launched flagship in Greenwich, Connecticut

Paul Frank opens its first-ever pop-up shop in the Paramount Hotel in New York City

British-owned Sports Direct, world's largest sports retailer, looking to buy a stake in Super Retail

And finally...Lowe's robotic shopping assistants are being tested in stores this holiday season, but not before "The Last Week Tonight" show host John Oliver could create a spoof using a fake sales assistant at Home Depot. Story