Retail and wholesale

August 15, 2019 - 5:03 am
If you find yourself short on cash while on vacation, it might seem easiest to hit up the nearest ATM. But if that handy machine is not in your bank's network, you could get a double whammy of fees: The ATM owner will probably charge a few dollars for the convenience, and your own bank may tack on...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, photo, Chinese magazines with front covers featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on trade war are placed for sale at a roadside bookstand in Hong Kong. China on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 15, 2019 - 5:03 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government announced tax cuts and higher social spending Thursday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. The territory's financial secretary, Paul Chan, cut this year's official growth forecast to...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo a Walmart associate works at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. Walmart Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 15, 2019 - 4:23 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is raising its annual outlook after the world's largest retailer reported strong second-quarter results. Stores opened at least a year rose 2.8%, its 20th consecutive quarter in the positive direction. U.S. online sales increased 37%, driven by groceries. Walmart...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shoppers walk through Dolphin Mall on Black Friday in Miami. Retailers and consumer product makers like American Textile may have received some short moment of reprieve after the Trump Administration delayed the 10% tariffs on some products which also include toys, clothing and shoes. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and consumer product makers may have received reprieve after the Trump administration delayed until Dec. 15 a 10% tariff on some consumer products. But trying to run a business when trade policy continues to shift almost daily is difficult and many say they're devoting so...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo a staff member works on a mobile phone production line during a media tour in Huawei factory in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province. Huawei Technologies Co. is one of the world's biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment. The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. The announcement Tuesday from the...
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Trader Joe Dente, center, and specialist Mark Fitzgerald work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Stocks shook off an early stumble and edged higher on Wall Street led by gains in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 13, 2019 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — And back up goes the stock market. Stocks tore higher Tuesday, continuing their roller-coaster ways, after the latest turn in the U.S.-China trade war flipped investors back to buying mode. This time, it was the United States saying it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of...
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A TuffyPack ballistic shield sits on top of a backpack it will be inserted into before a shooting demonstration at the Shiloh Shooting Range, Friday, August 9, 2019, in Houston. The company produces some bullet-resistant backpacks but the bulk of the business is in removable ballistic shields that are inserted in backpacks. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 09, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a CVS drugstore and pharmacy location in Philadelphia. CVS swung back to a profit in the second quarter and easily beat expectations thanks in part to its acquisition of the health insurer Aetna. The drugstore on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 reported profits of $1.94 billion, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, were $1.89 per share, which was 19 cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 07, 2019 - 8:31 am
CVS Health swung back to a profit in the second quarter, thanks to an influx of health insurance revenue, and the company raised its 2019 forecast beyond Wall Street expectations. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager outpaced the broader market in Wednesday trading after the...
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee addresses reporters at a news conference announcing an investment by shipping giant FedEx Corp. of $450 billion to help modernize its Memphis hub on Friday. Aug.2, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
August 07, 2019 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx is severing ties with Amazon as the online retailer builds out its own delivery fleet and becomes more of a threat. The decision by FedEx also illustrates how e-commerce has become universal as major retailers ramp up their online presence. The announcement Wednesday that...
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FILE- In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, UK's Union Flag, left, and the EU flag, flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels. On Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 the European Union has told Britain's new Europe adviser David Frost that it is not prepared to renegotiate the Brexit agreement, three months before the country is due to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
August 07, 2019 - 3:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. food industry is asking the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat shortages in the event Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday...
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