Holiday shopping

FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. Sharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers _ particularly for Americans’ big holiday shopping spree _ but potentially dampening investment in U.S. oil production. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 21, 2018 - 7:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A sharp drop in the price of oil is sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers — particularly for Americans' big holiday shopping spree — but potentially dampening investment in U.S. oil production. While the fall doesn't yet match...
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November 21, 2018 - 5:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Sharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers shopping for Christmas gifts and making fuel cheaper for people in poorer countries. The fall doesn't yet match the 2014-2016 slump to $26 per barrel but will...
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November 12, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there's strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 17, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of cute canines delivering an apologetic message. The snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day were an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain and Germany called for strikes Tuesday over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day. The CCOO and CGT workers' unions in Spain said that nearly 80 percent of the workers walked off their positions at...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain are striking over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day. The CCOO and CGT workers' unions say that nearly 80 percent of the workers walked off their positions on Tuesday at Amazon's largest packing...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's Prime Day (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Amazon says it's working to resolve the glitches on its website that kept shoppers from buying on its much-hyped Prime Day. The hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere on one of Amazon's busiest sales days...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us says it will be closing some U.S. stores and converting others to cobranded locations as it continues to deal with its financial restructuring following its bankruptcy filing. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 24, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 180 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us says it will be closing some U.S. stores and converting others to cobranded locations as it continues to deal with its financial restructuring following its bankruptcy filing. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 24, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 20 percent of its U.S. stores, or 180 locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September. Chairman and...
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