Shopping

December 08, 2017 - 5:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maybe this trip south of the border is the start of something for the Miami Heat. They have lost four of their last five games and for the last few days the players and coaching staff have been exploring the city and tasting local cuisine. A 117-105 loss at San Antonio on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, people wait in line for a Best Buy store to open for a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day, in Overland Park, Kan. On average, Americans plan to spend more than $550 on gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season, according to a recent NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll. But budgets are tight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 29, 2017 - 10:54 am
The holiday season is supposed to be about joy, giving and spending time with our favorite people. But just as you might pack on a few extra pounds over the holidays, you might pack on some extra debt, too. On average, Americans plan to spend more than $550 on gifts for friends and loved ones this...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, is an overview of the Presidio Terrace neighborhood in San Francisco. Wealthy homeowners whose private, gated and very exclusive San Francisco street was auctioned off after decades of unpaid taxes are asking supervisors to undo the sale Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, prompting cries of elitism in a city obsessed with property and fairness. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 28, 2017 - 9:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the sale of a private street in San Francisco (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Supervisors rescinded the sale of a private San Francisco street where residents had failed to pay taxes for two decades, opening the way for an investor to buy it for $90,000. The vote was...
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November 28, 2017 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A retail trade group says people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who picked one or the other. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during those five...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, Amazon Prime employee Alicia Jackson hunts for items at the company's urban fulfillment facility that have been ordered by customers, in New York. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, up more than 16 percent from a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. And more people will be picking up their phones to shop: Web traffic from smartphones and tablets is expected to top desktop computers for the first time this year, Adobe said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2017 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, up more than 16 percent from a year ago,...
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A children's clothing display at Macy's at Garden State Plaza, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Paramus, N.J. Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. (AP Photo/Anne D'Innocenzio)
November 26, 2017 - 6:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. Some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. That's a consequence of Amazon continuing to squeeze prices, exacerbating the...
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Shoppers walk back to their cars at the Garden State Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Paramus, N.J. Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. (AP Photo/Anne D'Innocenzio)
November 26, 2017 - 12:22 am
Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. At the Woodbury Common outlets north of New York...
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A boy looks over a Black Friday sale item at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy's says it has "fully resolved" problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on "overcapacity" that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...
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Joey Ellis adds to his armful of items while shopping for deals at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon. A better economy and colder weather helped, to be sure. But stores have also tried to improve the store experience and offer better...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are rising Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period while energy companies rise as investors hope for a new deal that limits oil production. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Macy's and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store's CEO said Black Friday sales were...
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