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Piles of plush Iranian- made carpets line the floors of a shopping center in northern Iraq, hosting traders from neighbouring Iran, in the city of Dohuk, in the Kurdish-run northern region of Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. At least 24 businesses from 15 Iranian cities offer hope that the spangle of their ornate handicrafts might offer a lifeline out of poverty for Iranians whose country's economy is in tatters amid crippling sanctions. (AP Photo/Rashid Yahya)
January 21, 2021 - 1:19 am
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Piles of plush carpets line the floors of a northern Iraq shopping center hosting traders from neighboring Iran who hope the spangle of their ornate handicrafts might offer a lifeline out of poverty. In their own country, the economy is in tatters amid crippling U.S. sanctions. “...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, women eating snack walk by a Chanel cosmetic shop at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease flare-ups. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 18, 2021 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China eked out 2.3% economic growth in 2020, likely becoming the only major economy to expand as shops and factories reopened relatively early from a shutdown to fight the coronavirus while the United States, Japan and Europe struggled with rising infections. Growth in the three...
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A sale sign is displayed near the entrance of a Hallmark store Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Retail sales fell for a third straight month, as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores and restaurants during the holiday shopping season. The report released Friday is yet another sign that the pandemic is slowing the U.S. economy. Last month, the country lost jobs for the first time since the spring.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 15, 2021 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the holiday shopping season. The report released Friday is yet another sign that the pandemic is slowing the U.S. economy. Last month, the country lost jobs for the first time...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, pedestrians walk past a Sephora and Footlocker store in New York. Global beauty retailer Sephora plans to increase diversity in its product offerings and offer more inclusive marketing as part of a wide-reaching plan to combat racially biased shopping experiences and unfair treatment for customers. The plan follows the results of a study that ended in late 2020 commissioned by Sephora that took an in-depth look at racial bias in the U.S. retail shopping experience. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 13, 2021 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beauty products retailer Sephora said Wednesday that it will bolster the number of Black-owned brands, scale back on third-party security guards and offer more inclusive marketing as part of a plan to combat racial bias at its stores. The company revealed its plan as it released...
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January 06, 2021 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British regulators are investigating graphics chip maker Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm Holdings over concerns about its effect on competition. The Competition and Markets Authority said Wednesday it will look into the deal's effect on how Arm treats Nvidia's...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 photo provided by Dan Marshall, his daughter, Abby, delivers a package for curbside pickup outside the Mischief Toy Store in St. Paul, Minn. While the coronavirus outbreak is giving Marshall his most challenging holiday season in over 20 years in business, his priority is keeping everyone _ customers and all the workers in his family-run business _ safe. (Dan Marshall via AP)
December 23, 2020 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Marshall’s toy store should be crowded this time of the year with parents and grandparents buying gifts and children trying out games. Instead, only a handful of customers are in Mischief Toy Store at any time, and their visits are short and efficient. Yet while the coronavirus...
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A woman pulls a suitcase past the Christmas tree on the concourse of Waterloo Station in central London, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Millions of people in England have learned they must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and holiday shopping trips. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that holiday gatherings can’t go ahead and non-essential shops must close in London and much of southern England. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
December 20, 2020 - 10:31 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands...
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Shoppers wear face masks as they walk in Regent Street, ahead of the new Tier-4 restriction measures, in London, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Christmas gatherings cannot go ahead and non-essential shops must close in London and much of southern England as he imposed a new, higher level of coronavirus restrictions to curb rapidly spreading infections.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
December 19, 2020 - 3:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Millions of people must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as he imposed a new, stricter level of coronavirus restrictions on the region to curb rapidly spreading...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, a FedEx delivery truck is loaded by an employee on the street in downtown Cincinnati. FedEx is off to a fast start during the holiday-shipping season. The company said Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, that its quarterly profit more than doubled to $1.23 billion. Revenue is up 19%, led by growth in its ground business that handles packages. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 17, 2020 - 7:23 pm
FedEx Corp. more than doubled its profit in the latest quarter, as holiday packages were being stuffed into delivery trucks alongside everyday goods that people buy online to avoid visiting stores during the pandemic. The delivery giant said Thursday it earned $1.23 billion in its fiscal second...
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A parking lot nearly empty of the cars of holiday shoppers is shown at the Mall of New Hampshire, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, the biggest drop in seven months, a sign that Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season. The U.S. Commerce Department also revised October’s number, saying on Wednesday that retail sales actually fell 0.1% that month, instead of rising 0.3% as it previously reported. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 16, 2020 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season, a troubling sign for retailers and the state of the U.S. economy. U.S. retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in November, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It was the biggest drop in...
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