Retail and wholesale

In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo Jim Baker, a campaigner at the Private Equity Stakeholder Project speaks during the public comments portion of an investment advisory committee meeting of the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer in Raleigh, N.C. Two private equity owners of Toys R Us announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, that they will be handing over a $20 million hardship fund to the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain liquidated in June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain have set up a $20 million hardship fund for the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain was liquidated in June. KKR and Bain Capital announced Tuesday the creation of the fund aimed at...
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In a photo taken Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, Target employee Lindsay Walker scans an item as she collects merchandise from shelves to prep them for an online order at a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 20, 2018 - 4:52 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target's ramped up investments online and in stores are bringing in shoppers, but they're also bruising the bottom line. Company shares fell sharply before the opening bell Tuesday after Target missed profit expectations for the third quarter, the last look at the retailer's...
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is open to wholesale changes for 2020 that could include everything from doubleheaders, midweek races, a tightened schedule, shorter races, and even a potential shared event schedule with IndyCar. Steve Phelps, named president of the sanctioning body last month,...
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November 17, 2018 - 10:16 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2018 - 2:26 pm
Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks. Gains in health care and energy companies...
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Former first lady Michelle Obama greets the audience as Tracee Ellis Ross watches at the "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama" event at the Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2018 - 11:40 am
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a decade ago. The former first lady recalled that she wrote the outline of her speech...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2018 - 10:53 am
U.S. stock indexes turned mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday, placing the market on course to end the week with sharp loss. Stocks briefly rallied after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute, but the gains...
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This cover image released by Crown shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” came out Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. (Crown via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is already well on its way to selling a million copies. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady's memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. "Becoming" was released on Tuesday, the...
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November 15, 2018 - 11:53 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops pulled a used 1978 Winchester rifle commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears from one of its Arkansas store's shelves and apologized to the tribe after a photo of the gun led to calls to boycott the outdoor gear chain. A customer in Rogers, Arkansas, posted...
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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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