Retail industry

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2012, file photo, shoes from the Ivanka Trump collection are displayed at a Lord & Taylor department store in New York. Retailers are trying to figure out a way to deal with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, stamped on everything from shoes to pants to handbags. The products have become more polarized with President Donald Trump's rise to The White House, and retailers are trying to be careful not to offend shoppers from both sides of the political aisle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 18, 2017 - 3:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are finding themselves walking a fine line when dealing with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, which is stamped on everything from pants to shoes to handbags. Carry the items and get grief from shoppers opposed to President Donald Trump and his daughter's role in...
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April 16, 2017 - 10:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. The official data released Monday show that the world's second-biggest economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the January-March period compared with the...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month. This followed a revised 0.3 percent...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, photo shows Wal-Mart signage at one of the company's neighborhood markets, in Hialeah, Fla. Starting April 19, 2017, Wal-Mart says it will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
April 12, 2017 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup. The move is part of the retailer's efforts to better compete with online leader Amazon. Initially, the discount...
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April 12, 2017 - 3:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup. The move is part of the retailer's efforts to better compete with online leader Amazon. Initially, the discount...
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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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