Retail industry

April 11, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says the average price of retail gasoline will rise to $2.46 a gallon this summer as oil prices bounce back. But prices at the pump will still remain below levels of just a few years ago. The Energy Information Administration says gas averaged $2.23 a gallon last...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, led by declines in banks and energy companies. In earnings news, MTS Systems plunged after reporting earnings that fell short of analysts' estimates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 11, 2017 - 1:10 pm
U.S. stocks slid broadly lower in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by declines in banks and technology companies. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose as investors monitored heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Oil prices recovered after an early slide. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, led by declines in banks and energy companies. In earnings news, MTS Systems plunged after reporting earnings that fell short of analysts' estimates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 11, 2017 - 12:24 pm
U.S. stocks slid broadly lower in midday trading Tuesday, led by declines in banks and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as the price of crude oil headed lower. Bond yields fell and the price of gold rose as investors monitored heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea...
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April 09, 2017 - 1:27 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 9 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.43. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that increased oil prices and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base contributed to the rise. She says that...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, a man and a woman leave an Hhgregg store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Consumer electronics chain Hhgregg Inc. is going out of business. The Indianapolis company says it will liquidate its assets after filing for bankruptcy protection in March 2017 and failing to find a buyer for the business. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. is going out of business and shutting down all its stores. The Indianapolis company said Friday that it will liquidate its assets after failing to find a buyer for the business. It filed for bankruptcy protection in March. Founded in 1955...
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U.S. Postal Service releases annual dog attack city rankings
April 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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April 06, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Global stocks traded in narrow ranges Thursday, April 6, 2017, as investors nervously awaited the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a day after minutes to the last meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve showed policymakers discussing how to unwind crisis-era policy measures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 06, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday after a sharp drop late in the previous day. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil and retailers are up after a series of strong sales reports. Banks are also climbing as bond yields rise. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's...
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April 06, 2017 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades. The popularity of Amazon and other...
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FILE- This Aug. 23, 2006, file photo shows a Payless store front is seen in Philadelphia. Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The retailer said Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as part of the reorganization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 04, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as...
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