Retail and wholesale

Specialist John O'Hara works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Stocks are slumping for a second straight day as the market endures its most volatile stretch since February. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising interest rates and trade tensions that could slow economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 545 points after dropping 831 points Wednesday...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, from a trip to Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of...
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October 05, 2018 - 2:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation's largest mattress retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying its rapid expansion of stores in recent years — with locations often very close to each other — resulted in "cannibalization" of sales. The Houston-based company filed for...
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Saturnina Plasencia, 43, sits for a portrait during an interview at her home in New York on Monday Oct. 1, 2018. According to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the single mother of three endured sustained sexual harassment by her general manager, who insisted she date him and decreased her working hours in retaliation because she spurned him. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 04, 2018 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, photo, the J.C. Penney logo hangs outside the Manhattan Mall in New York. J.C. Penney has named Jill Soltau, who most recently served as president and CEO of fabric and crafts chain Jo-Ann Stores, to be its next CEO, effective Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 02, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is counting on a former CEO of the nation's largest fabric and crafts chain to inject some energy into the struggling department store chain. The retailer on Tuesday named Jill Soltau, who had been the president and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores since March 2015, to be its next...
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FILE- In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo shoppers walk toward their vehicles outside of a Bed Bath & Beyond department store at Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth, N.J. Bed Bath & Beyond's stock plunged to its lowest price in 18 years after the home goods store chain posted weak results in the second quarter and cut its forecasts for the rest of the year. The company’s profit fell by almost 50 percent compared to a year ago. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bed Bath & Beyond's stock plunged to its lowest price in 18 years after the home goods store chain posted weak results in the second quarter and cut its forecasts for the rest of the year. The company's profit fell by almost 50 percent compared to a year ago. Its stock sank 21.2...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, a man walks by a Rite Aid pharmacy in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. After two failed buyouts, Rite Aid will shuffle its board of directors and spread out leadership at the top of the drugstore chain. Rite Aid said Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, that three new, independent directors will be nominated to its board, and CEO John Standley will no longer hold the title of chairman. That will go to current board member Bruce Bodaken. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 27, 2018 - 7:26 am
After two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power at the top of the drugstore chain. Rite Aid said Thursday that three new, independent directors will be nominated to its...
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FBI agents walks at the industrial business park, where several people had been shot, according with police reports in Harford County, Md., in Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 20, 2018 - 6:35 pm
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said. Workers at the Rite Aid distribution center...
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In this Sept. 14, 2018, photo, empty shelves, normally stocked with strawberry punnets, are seen at a Coles Supermarket in Brisbane. Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore confidence in the popular fruit.(Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 2:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular...
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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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