Retail and wholesale sector performance

FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo a tractor operator picks potatoes at Brett Jensen Farms outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in November. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer —...
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People wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about retailers' earnings, The Associated Press wrongly cited the reason for why TJX Cos.'s third quarter profits were squeezed. It was because of higher freight costs, not e-commerce costs. A corrected version of the story is below: Shoppers spend freely heading...
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In this Nov. 10, 2018 photo, Gucci's Flashtrek sneakers are displayed at the window at Gucci retail store on Magnificent Mile in Chicago. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
November 15, 2018 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in October, though the gains were boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent last month, following two months of slight declines, the Commerce...
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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 earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 15, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world's largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it's pulling shoppers online...
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FILE- In this Sept, 17, 2018, file photo tomatoes go through a washing process at the Los Gatos Tomato Products plant in Huron, Calif. On Friday, Nov. 9, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in October. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 09, 2018 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose by the most in six years last month, led higher by more expensive gas, food, and chemicals. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index — which measures price increases before they reach the consumer — leapt 0.6 percent in October,...
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FILE - This March 31, 2018 photo shows a booth advertising a delivery service for cannabis at the Four Twenty Games in Santa Monica, Calif. California is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales. Regulators on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, announced preliminary approval of the proposed rule over objections from cities and police chiefs who say the policy will lead to crime. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday as banks climb but retailers and big-dividend stocks slide. The Federal Reserve said production of cars and energy jumped in August. Interest rates are climbing as investors expect continued economic growth and further interest rate increases...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2018, file photo a rainbow illuminates the sky as 2018 MKZ sedans MKX as they sit outside a Lincoln dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Wednesday, Aug 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 15, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth. Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce Department...
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