Holiday shopping

Workers set up protection on shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. Many shop owners across the French capital are getting ready for the violence, setting up walls with carton boards to protect their windows. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 07, 2018 - 8:08 am
PARIS (AP) — France was mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests on Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. "According to...
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This Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff Department shows Erron Martez Dequan Brown in Atlanta. Brown, of Bessemer was charged with attempted murder in the Nov. 22. 2018, shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala., according to a statement from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. (Fulton County Sheriff Department via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 12:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man arrested in Georgia in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a shopping mall near Birmingham has agreed to return to Alabama to face charges. Erron Martez Dequan Brown appeared emotionless during a brief hearing Friday before a magistrate judge in Atlanta. The 20-year-old man told a...
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FILE- This Nov. 20, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 26, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are rising Monday morning as big technology stocks recover some of their recent losses, and retail and travel companies climb on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season. Indexes in Europe and Asia are also higher. London's main stock index is rising...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo Black Friday shoppers fill a store in Porterville, Calif. Some companies that have flexibility at holiday time give staffers an afternoon of their choosing off. Employees will consider that time to be a real gift, and knowing they’ll have a little free time may help them stay focused the rest of the holiday season. (Chieko Hara/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File)
November 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season can be a motivation and productivity killer at some small businesses. Staffers may spend time chatting or shopping online, ask to leave early for children's holiday events or just not be in the mood to work. The companies with the most holiday problems are likely...
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A Black Friday shopper walks through Dolphin Mall on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Miami. 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 to take in the scene. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 24, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar stores. Adobe Analytics reported Saturday that more customers are...
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People wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 24, 2018 - 6:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home 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 flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day...
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An Investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Asian markets are mostly lower as traders dwelled on risks from a drawn-out dispute between the U.S. and China and other events closer to home. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 23, 2018 - 2:37 pm
U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its most recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than...
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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 - 11:52 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices, though cheaper energy could also weigh on the U.S. economy by dampening investment in shale oil production. While the fall in oil prices doesn't yet match the 2014-2016 slump...
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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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