Retail and wholesale

FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 25. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 25, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses. U.S. crude oil sank 4 percent after multiple reports indicated that Russia and OPEC could...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo, a Best Buy store sign is illuminated, in Orange, Calif. Best Buy Co. Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online. The nation's largest consumer electronic was also buoyed by stronger consumer confidence in...
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May 24, 2018 - 4:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales bounced back strongly in April after cold weather hit the previous month. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that retail sales jumped a monthly 1.6 percent in April, more than making up the 1.1 percent decline in March. The agency'...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the sun shines from behind the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday as banks drop along with bond yields. That comes after the market slipped at the end of the previous day's trading. Energy and industrial companies are also down. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Bob Henriques, of Framingham, Mass., moves items at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. Lowe's Companies Inc. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:18 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, which named a new CEO this week, is reporting weak profit and revenue numbers for its first quarter in which harsh winter weather cut into the traditional spring sales season. The Mooresville, North Carolina, company earned $988 million, or $1.19 per share, for the...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from skeptical White House officials. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday that passed with...
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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...
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In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, photo, the JC Penney logo is seen hanging outside the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 17, 2018 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney cut its outlook for the year as it trims costs to help offset declining revenue. The company's first-quarter loss is along the lines of what analysts had expected, and revenue topped expectations. But its outlook for the year is short of most projections. Shares slid 11...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Vincent Pepe enjoys some fresh air outside the New York Stock Exchange where he works in the Financial District in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 16. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 16, 2018 - 4:37 pm
U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. Technology and health care companies drove much of the rebound, outweighing losses in safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts. Small-company stocks fared better than the...
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