Online shopping

January 06, 2020 - 5:58 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as consumers increasingly shop online for home goods. The company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Friday amid optimism U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 27, 2019 - 8:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets moved mostly higher on Friday amid optimism that U.S.-Chinese trade relations are improving and on early reports that online Christmas shopping was up over last year in the U.S. European markets rose in midday trading and Wall Street was primed for more gains...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo a FedEx truck drives in Philadelphia. FedEx reports earnings Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 17, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx said Tuesday that its profit fell 40% in its most recent quarter, hurt by higher costs, a shorter holiday shipping season and its move to cut ties with online shopping giant Amazon. The package delivery company also cut its earnings expectations for the year. Its stock tumbled...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo a FedEx truck drives in Philadelphia. FedEx reports earnings Tuesday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 17, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx said Tuesday that its profit fell 40% in its most recent quarter, hurt by higher costs, a shorter holiday shipping season and its move to cut ties with online shopping giant Amazon. The package delivery company also cut its earnings expectations for the year. Its stock tumbled...
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A customer rating for a product for sale on Amazon.com is displayed on a computer screen on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. Online reviews at major retailers such as Amazon and Walmart and listing services such as Yelp look like a good place to get first-hand information from people who've tried a product or merchant.(AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
December 16, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon. How can you be sure you're reading a legitimate review, not one coming from a company employee? How can you flag sponsored placements and other ads...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, customers walk outside of a Kohl's store in Colma, Calif. Even though the holiday season is winding down, you can still get a good bargain. Go to stores in person to avoid costly online shipping fees and shop Super Saturday sales at major retailers, among other strategies. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 10, 2019 - 10:38 am
Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time to reminisce now. It’s down to the wire, but there are still methods to...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime packages sit in a delivery truck before being unloaded in Miami. It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time. The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during the Thanksgiving weekend, when it offered steep discounts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 06, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Friday that it's back to delivering its packages on time after bad weather and a rush of orders caused some delays earlier in the week. “We quickly re-balanced capacity and it’s all systems go now,” tweeted Amazon executive Dave Clark, who oversees Amazon's warehouse and...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime packages sit in a delivery truck before being unloaded in Miami. It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time. The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during the Thanksgiving weekend, when it offered steep discounts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 06, 2019 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time. The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during Black Friday and...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime packages sit in a delivery truck before being unloaded in Miami. It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time. The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during the Thanksgiving weekend, when it offered steep discounts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 06, 2019 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time. The company said the delays are due to bad weather in parts of the country and the large amount of orders it received during Black Friday and...
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In this Nov. 26, 2019, photo a UPS man delivers a package to a residence in North Andover, Mass. “Cyber Monday” is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 02, 2019 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $9.4 billion on purchases made on...
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