Holiday shopping

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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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 - 8:52 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 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 CEO Dave Brandon...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain sank in the holiday shopping month of December as higher prices squeeze consumers' spending power. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that retail sales fell by 1.5 percent in December from the month before, double what...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade during the holiday season, a sign of burgeoning economic strength. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department said Friday, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Spending for the...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Retail sales rose 4.2...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Last year, retail sales...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk by the sign at a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears is raising $100 million in new financing, will seek twice that from other sources, and will attempt $200 million in additional cost cuts in 2018, unrelated to store closings. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 10, 2018 - 8:09 am
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears has secured $100 million in new financing, will seek twice that from other sources, and will attempt $200 million in additional cost cuts this year unrelated to store closings. Shares rose more than 5 percent before the opening bell on new efforts to keep the...
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January 10, 2018 - 7:46 am
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears is raising $100 million in new financing, will seek twice that from other sources, and will attempt $200 million in additional cost cuts this year unrelated to store closings. Shares rose more than 5 percent before the opening bell on new efforts to keep the...
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