Retail and wholesale sector performance

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 - 10:41 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 Aug. 13, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 15, 2019 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rising on Wall Street early Thursday on indications American consumers continue to spend and embrace online shopping. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 67 points, a day after dropping 800...
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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 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart raised its annual outlook after a strong second quarter for the world's largest retailer thanks in part to strong online grocery deliveries. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose 2.8%, its 20th consecutive quarter in the right direction. U.S. online sales increased 37...
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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 - 8:03 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 - 7:23 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 - This Aug. 6, 2019, file photo shows Dominion Energy's Scott Solar farm in Powhatan, Va. On Friday, Aug. 9, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in July. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 09, 2019 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices ticked up just 0.2% in July, the latest sign that inflationary pressures are largely in check. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index — which measures price changes before they reach the consumer — increased 1.7% last month compared...
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FILE - This Aug. 6, 2019, file photo shows Dominion Energy's Scott Solar farm in Powhatan, Va. On Friday, Aug. 9, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in July. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 09, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices ticked up just 0.2% in July, the latest sign that inflationary pressures are largely in check. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index — which measures price changes before they reach the consumer — increased 1.7% last month compared...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2019, file photo workers dismantle a riser, with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool behind, as clean up is underway after Fourth of July celebrations in Washington. On Wednesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 17, 2019 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest nationwide survey released Wednesday reveals that despite growing worries about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade battles, the overall economy remained solid. The Fed said that many of its 12 regions saw slight gains in retail sales and home...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2019, file photo workers dismantle a riser, with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool behind, as clean up is underway after Fourth of July celebrations in Washington. On Wednesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 17, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest nationwide survey reveals that despite growing worries about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade battles, the overall economy remained solid. The Fed says that many of its 12 regions saw slight gains in retail sales and home sales. Auto sales...
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In this July 10, 2019, photo, mountain bikes are displayed at Cycles Etc bicycle shop in Salem, N.H. On Tuesday, July 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 16, 2019 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that retail sales rose 0.4% in June, the fourth straight increase. Sales at online retailers, grocery...
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