Retail industry

FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, in Northern Ireland, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. (Liam McBurney PA via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — A fire has gutted a landmark Belfast building in a blaze that sent dark smoke billowing over the Northern Ireland capital. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service says it was called Tuesday morning to a blaze at the Bank Buildings, home to clothing retailer Primark. Flames...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo people enter a Best Buy store as it opened for a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Best Buy reports financial results on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations. Same-store sales, a key measure of a retailer's health, jumped 6 percent as shoppers bought products from home theater components...
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Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, Dylan Farrow attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two YA novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, “HUSH,” will hit stores in fall 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, "HUSH," will hit stores in fall 2020. The series will be published by Wednesday...
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August 23, 2018 - 4:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The national retail chain Jo-Ann Fabric wants its customers to sign an online petition and send letters to members of Congress and to the White House urging exemptions from tariffs on hundreds of products the company imports from China. A company official said Thursday that without...
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FILE - This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nation’s largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 22, 2018 - 8:07 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy investments in stores and its online operations are paying off at Target, which reported strong numbers across the board in the second quarter. Sales at stores opened at least a year, a key measure for a retailer's health, rose 6.5 percent, the strongest growth in 13 years...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, a car drives by the entrance of a Kohl's department store in Orlando, Fla. Kohl's Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 21, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's breezed past Wall Street's second-quarter profit and revenue expectations and raised its profit outlook for the year. Investors at first punished the stock but grew more optimistic as the day went on, pushing up the company's shares nearly 2 percent Tuesday. Like...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday that after a four-year trial of limited beer and wine sales through "beer gardens," the sales will be extended to the...
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