Retail industry

Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. U.S. stocks are dipping Friday morning, a day after the market made its biggest gain in two months. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 17, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation's...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 16, 2017 - 7:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks rose Thursday, but analysts said it was too early to say markets had stabilized after a week of turbulent trading. Apart from persisting worries over prospects for a U.S. tax overhaul and doubts over the pace of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, market-...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 15, 2017 - 10:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. But analysts said it was too early to say risk sentiment was back after a day of heavy losses in Asia. Other than on-going worries...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Jiahao Luo, left, and Jiahao Wang, from China, configure one of the four new Apple iPhone X's they purchased at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased 0.2 percent in October, after a healthy 1.9 percent gain in the previous month. September's gain was the largest in 2 ½ years and was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, an American flag flies over a Home Depot store location in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter thanks in part to repairs necessitated by Harvey and Irma, a pair of hurricanes that caused tremendous damage in the South. The Atlanta home improvement retailer was one of the inadvertent winners in the aftermath of the...
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An electronic stock board shows the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Asian shares sank Friday, following declines on Wall Street after a proposed delay to U.S. tax cut plan dented investor sentiment.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So that's what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn't happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and health care equipment companies. Those companies slumped after an analyst for Citi...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is opening an online store to sell branded apparel, golf gear and gifts to capitalize on the Trump family name. The online Trump Store features hats, bags, shirts and other items similar to ones at Trump's golf resorts and hotels, but it also...
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Sherri Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost their daughter in Sunday's shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, hugs Pastor Dimas Salaberrios before a news conference down the street from the church, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A sporting goods chain has confirmed that it sold two firearms to the man who shot up a church in a tiny South Texas community, killing 26 people. In a statement posted on the company's social...
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This undated, combination photo released by the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections shows Tramel McClough, left, and John Bivins, right. Authorities say the two jail inmates, McClough and Bivins, charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. (Santa Clara County Department of Corrections via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men charged with tying up employees at gunpoint during a cellphone store robbery made a dramatic escape Monday from a suburban Silicon Valley courthouse, fleeing in a car waiting outside for them, officials said. The escape by Tramel McClough, 46, and John Bivins, 47,...
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