Retail industry

July 20, 2017 - 5:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain bounced back during June, with the warm weather bolstering clothing sales in particular. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that retail sales grew by a monthly 0.6 percent, a solid recovery following May's 1.1 percent...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after major Wall Street indexes hit new highs and China reported unexpectedly strong economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.6 percent to 26,542.00 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,422.72. The Shanghai Composite...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by trade and consumer spending, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown. Output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in June compared with a year earlier, government data showed Monday. That was in...
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James DeVolld, chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission, listens to testimony on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the state Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., before the panel unanimously adopted emergency regulations to expedite the licensing of recreational marijuana distributors to meet a supply shortage at pot retailers who launched the state's first legal sales on July 1. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
July 14, 2017 - 7:15 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulators took steps this week to make sure Nevada's fledgling but popular marijuana industry doesn't run out of pot to sell. But questions remain about whether newly minted distributors can handle the heavy demand, and the possibility of another legal roadblock may be...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0.1...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 0.2...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, file photo, people line up at the NuLeaf marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. The Nevada Tax Commission is expected to approve an emergency regulation on Thursday, July 13, to issue distribution licenses needed to address an anticipated supply shortage in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 13, 2017 - 9:22 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty. Regulators approved emergency rules that would speed up licensing for pot distributors...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, file photo, people line up at the NuLeaf marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. The Nevada Tax Commission is expected to approve an emergency regulation on Thursday, July 13, to issue distribution licenses needed to address an anticipated supply shortage in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:30 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty. Regulators approved emergency rules that would speed up licensing for pot distributors...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017 file photo shows a Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target is boosting its guidance for the second quarter after its campaign to revitalize the brand pushed sales higher and increased customer traffic. The Minneapolis discounter said Thursday, July 13, that it expects a modest increase in sales at existing stores, reversing a downward trend that has lingered for four consecutive quarters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 13, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target boosted its outlook for the second quarter after its campaign to revitalize its brand pushed sales higher and lifted customer traffic. The rosier guidance helped beleaguered retail stocks, with the indexes that track department stores leading the S&P 500 on Thursday...
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