Retail and wholesale

Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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FILE - This July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing in on their fourth gain in a row Wednesday as banks climb along with bond yields. The increase in rates came after the government said consumer prices climbed in January at a rate that was faster than economists had expected. There were few signs of the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months. The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015 picture, a UPS airplane is unloaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. Shares of delivery companies FedEx and UPS are falling in Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, premarket trading following a report that powerhouse Amazon is readying its own delivery service for businesses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 09, 2018 - 5:18 pm
Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in the delivery business. The online retailer is reportedly planning a new service to pick up packages from businesses and deliver them to consumers. The service, called "...
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. CVS Health Corp. reports earnings, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 08, 2018 - 12:10 pm
CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings nearly doubled, fueled by a $1.5 billion tax benefit that will help the drugstore chain expand its growing role in customer care. The company said Thursday that it will use the break it gets from the recently completed federal tax overhaul to raise starting pay...
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February 07, 2018 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — British supermarket chain Tesco is facing legal claims that it is paying women less than men for work of equal value, in a case that lawyers estimate could ultimately cost it as much as 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in compensation payments. Law firm Leigh Day said Wednesday it has...
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This undated photo shows hats trimmed with sea otter fur, offered by Alaska Native Marcus Gho's Tuvraqtuq online retail store based in Juneau, Alaska. A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces. A senator is asking Etsy.com to reconsider, but Etsy is citing the "global nature" of its business. (Marcus Gho via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 8:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan...
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February 05, 2018 - 2:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bon-Ton Stores, struggling with weak sales and saddled with debt, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The department store chain filed Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Delaware. Several dozen retailers including Toys R Us, Payless ShoeSource and Gymboree Corp., have...
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A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Asian shares were lower Tuesday following Wall Street's biggest loss in more than four months. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 29, 2018 - 11:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded Tuesday following Wall Street's biggest loss in more than four months. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.4 percent to 23,286.05 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.8 percent to 32,693.43. South Korea's Kospi sank 1.0 percent to 2,569.94. The Shanghai...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2002 file photo, Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish multinational furniture retailer IKEA, stands outside the company's head office in Almhult, Sweden. IKEA confirmed Sunday Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who created a global furniture empire, has died at 91. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
January 28, 2018 - 6:00 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who turned a small-scale mail order business started on his family's farm into a furniture empire by letting customers piece together his simple and inexpensive furniture themselves, has died at age 91. Kamprad died on Saturday at his home in Smaland,...
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