Retail and wholesale sector performance

FILE- In this May 19, 2019, file photo, a line of unsold 2019 CX-5 sports-utility vehicles sits at a Mazda dealership in Littleton, Colo. On Friday, June 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 14, 2019 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that low unemployment and modest wage gains are encouraging consumers to shop. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.5% in May, after a smaller gain of 0.3% in the previous month. April's figure...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo Walmart associate Luis Gutierrez, center, checks out a customer at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. The trade dispute between the U.S. and China is weighing on the retail sector, with shares of many in the industry falling in premarket trading, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Retail shares have seesawed of late, with companies expressing concern over tariffs squeezing their businesses. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 30, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pressure from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to weigh on the retail sector. Retailers have seen their shares seesaw this week as they express concern over tariffs squeezing their businesses. The latest is PVH Corp., owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy...
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FILE- This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, exceeded first quarter expectations on just about every level, saying the same day services it's rolled out in recent years drove more than 25 percent of comparable sales growth. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer exceeded first quarter expectations on just about every level, saying the same day services it's rolled out, including picking up online orders at the store, drove more than 25% of...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, a man enters the JC Penney store at the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. reported a loss of $154 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Plano, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 46 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 21, 2019 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead. Penney reported a wider than expected loss and sales declines during the first quarter while Kohl's cut its fiscal 2020 profit outlook as it...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo a Walmart associate works at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 16, 2019 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart delivered a mixed bag in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on profit, but revenue fell short. The nation's largest retailer posted another quarter of same-stores sales growth Thursday, while e-commerce sales soared. There are challenges ahead, however, as...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 24. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off an early slump and marched higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by solid gains in Microsoft, Facebook and Google. The flip-flop marked the latest reversal for a stock market that has been whipsawed by worries over the worsening trade relationship between China...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo rows of unsold 2019 Escape sports-utility vehicles sit in long rows at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. On Wednesday, May 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for April. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 15, 2019 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales declined last month, as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies. Sales dropped 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a big 1.7% jump in March. Car sales dropped 1.1% last month and sales at...
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FILE- This May 2, 2017, file photo shows corporate signage at Macy's flagship store in New York. Macy's Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 15, 2019 - 8:19 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's is putting up its sixth consecutive quarter of rising comparable store sales thanks in part to another doubling of online sales. The Cincinnati department store on Wednesday reported a first quarter profit of $136 million, or 44 cents per share. That far exceeds Wall Street...
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FILE- In this March 4, 2019, file photo a worker cleans a jet bridge before passengers boarded an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, Ore., at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. U.S. employers are expected to have delivered a solid month of job growth in April, buoyed by a resilient economy that has confounded concerns that 2019 would begin with a slowdown. Another decent hiring gain would highlight the economy’s steady health just months after many analysts had expressed fear that growth was poised to weaken and a recession might soon occur. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The overall economy is adding jobs, but there's one spot that appears to be in a funk: retail. Overall, U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in April, according to the government data released Friday. The retail sector lost 12,000 jobs that same month. That decline wasn't a blip; the...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo a bud tender displays a jar of cannabis at the High Times 420 SoCal Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, Calif. Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or “420,” to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with marijuana enthusiasts. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But...
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