Retail and wholesale

FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo shoppers gather outside the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out in New York. Henri Bendel, known for its brown and white striped shopping bags, is closing in the new year. The luxury retailer’s parent company, L Brands Inc., said that Henri Bendel’s 23 stores and its website will shut down in January but that it’ll carry new merchandise during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
September 14, 2018 - 6:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing. L Brands Inc., which acquired the brand in 1895, said that the 23 Bendel stores will turn out the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, company said...
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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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Copies of Bob Woodward's "Fear" are seen for sale at Costco, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Arlington, Va. It's not clear whether President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 12, 2018 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly. Woodward's account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies, Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, a day after the book arrived in stores. "Fear" is virtually assured of joining Michael Wolff's "...
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Attorney Todd Bice, left, representing drug manufacturer, Alvogen, cross-examines James Dzurenda, director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, at the Regional Justice Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Monday that the name of the physician picked to attend a state inmate's execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban use of their products in the twice-postponed lethal injection. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's prisons chief testified Tuesday that after more than 200 drug companies refused to supply drugs for use in an execution, a supplier's mistake on a buyers' list gave the state an opening to obtain a sedative that officials want to use in a twice-postponed lethal injection...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. Employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the...
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People pass a Nike store in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 04, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. Here's a look at other companies that...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lego says its revenue dipped in the first half of 2018, with business in North America hurt by changes in the retail industry such as the bankruptcy of store chain Toys'R'Us. The privately-held company says revenue fell 5 percent to 14.3 billion kroner ($2.2 billion) in...
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Traders Andrew Silverman, left, Gregory Rowe, center, and Robert Charmak share a laugh as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 31, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week. Energy companies slipped along with oil prices Friday and high-dividend stocks also fell. Technology companies and retailers made some...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, photo, Heather Camacuari, of Charlotte, shops for clothing at a Kohl's store in Concord, N.C. Many kinds of chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores. A booming economy, which has shoppers spending more freely, and companies' own efforts in trying to Amazon-proof their business is driving people’s mood to spend. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The store isn't dead for Home Depot, Kohl's, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood to spend. What's driving it? A booming economy and companies' own efforts to try to Amazon-proof their businesses...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher Wednesday morning as technology companies continue to climb. Retailers are falling, with Dick's Sporting Goods taking sharp losses after it reported slower sales than analysts expected. The S&P 500 index is on track for its fourth gain in a...
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