Retail and wholesale sector performance

FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a customer shops in a Sears store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Monday, March 11, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December and January. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 11, 2019 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Retail sales increased just 0.2 percent, the Commerce Department said Monday, after a sharp fall of 1.6 percent in...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is walking back its plan to close most retail stores worldwide in a move the company says will force it to raise prices on most of its electric vehicles. The company still will move to online-only sales, but now says it won't close as many stores as originally thought. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 11, 2019 - 7:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company...
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FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, the sun rises over the skyline in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A prominent Dubai bank is warning that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 05, 2019 - 4:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading Dubai bank warned on Tuesday that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an economic slowdown. A report by Emirates NBD, which is majority owned by Dubai's government, said it...
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March 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strong online sales, traffic growth in newly remodeled stores and expanded delivery options pushed target beyond most expectations in the crucial fourth quarter, when retailers ring up holiday sales. The Minneapolis retailer reported a 31 percent spike in comparable digital sales...
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FILE- In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Best Buy Co., Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)
February 27, 2019 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy put up some big holiday sales numbers Wednesday, more evidence that Americans are willing and able to spend on gadgets and big TVs. The nation's consumer electronics chain delivered a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in sales at established stores for the fiscal...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart beat expectations on quarterly profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the critical holiday period. Shares moved sharply higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Walmart is the first major retailer to deliver fourth-quarter results and its performance provides...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 14, 2019 - 8:47 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong's...
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FILE- In this Dec. 24, 2018, photo a last-minute shopper scans his mobile device next to a sign marking discounts on coats at Columbia store as shoppers finish up their Christmas gift lists at the Outlet Malls in Castle Rock in Castle Rock, Colo. The On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback. The Commerce Department said Thursday that December retail sales fell 1.2...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
U.S. stock indexes clawed most of the way back from an early slide Thursday to finish mostly lower, ending a four-day winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500 index. Losses in banks and retailers and consumer products makers offset gains in health care stocks, technology companies and elsewhere...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo a buyer wanders between display walls of coats at the Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, is forecasting that retail sales could grow between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion this year as shoppers remain in a mood to spend in a strong economy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 05, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion this year as shoppers remain in the mood to spend in a strong economy and job market. The forecast,...
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