Retail and wholesale sector performance

Eight-year-old twins Shalom Justin Kotha, left and Sammy Jayson Kotha, look at computers while they shop with their parents during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easier to turn on their computers over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers woke up before dawn the day after Thanksgiving to take part in this most...
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Eight-year-old twins Shalom Justin Kotha, left and Sammy Jayson Kotha, look at computers while they shop with their parents during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and also to take in the scene. Kati Anderson said she stopped at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta Friday morning for discounted...
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Eight-year-old twins Shalom Justin Kotha, left and Sammy Jayson Kotha, look at computers while they shop with their parents during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 7:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers aren't just ushering the official start of the holiday season with the usual expanded hours and fat discounts on big TVs and toys. They're offering new ways for shoppers to get deals online and in the store easier and faster in the age of instant gratification. Walmart...
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Eight-year-old twins Shalom Justin Kotha, left and Sammy Jayson Kotha, look at computers while they shop with their parents during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 5:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers aren't just ushering the official start of the holiday season with the usual expanded hours and fat discounts on big TVs and toys. They're offering new ways for shoppers to get deals online and in the store easier and faster in the age of instant gratification. Walmart...
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November 21, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about retailers' earnings, The Associated Press wrongly cited the reason for why TJX Cos.'s third quarter profits were squeezed. It was because of higher freight costs, not e-commerce costs. A corrected version of the story is below: Shoppers spend freely heading...
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In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, photo, ornaments, including one with the likeness of Bullseye, the Target mascot, hang from a display at a Target store in Bridgewater, N.J. Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc., Kohl's Corp., Best Buy Co. and TJX Cos. all reported strong sales at stores opened at least a year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 20, 2018 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc., Kohl's Corp., Best Buy Co. and TJX Cos. all reported strong sales at stores opened at least a year. That's a key...
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November 20, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc., Kohl's Corp., Best Buy Co. and TJX Cos. all reported strong sales at stores opened at least a year. That's a key...
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In this Nov. 10, 2018 photo, Gucci's Flashtrek sneakers are displayed at the window at Gucci retail store on Magnificent Mile in Chicago. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
November 15, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in October, though the gains were boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent last month, following two months of slight declines, the Commerce...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 15, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world's largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it's pulling shoppers online...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 15, 2018 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world's largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it's pulling shoppers online...
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