Holiday shopping

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 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website ran into some early snags 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 after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs — some quite abashed-...
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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 16, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's Prime Day (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Amazon says it's working to resolve the glitches on its website that kept shoppers from buying on its much-hyped Prime Day. The hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere on one of Amazon's busiest sales days...
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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 March 6, 2017, file photo, home equity and auto loan rates are displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, the Federal Reserve releases its November report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, job seekers stand at a booth at a job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 04, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months. Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 250,000 jobs last month, up from 185,000 in November. The gains were led by robust hiring in health care, professional services such...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. Just before the Super Bowl, retailers normally discount their selections of HDTVs and other home-theater essentials making January a good month to shop for electronics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 29, 2017 - 9:40 am
In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything. To help you out, we've created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, customers carry bags as they shop for the holidays at Concord Mills mall in Concord, N.C. Americans were a bit less confident in December than they were in November, but their spirits remained high during the holiday shopping season, according to information released Wednesday, Dec. 27, by the Conference Board. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit less confident about this economy this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high overall during the holiday shopping season. The Conference Board said Wednesday that its consumer confidence index dipped to 122.1 in December from a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, T.I. performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. spent Christmas Eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, photo, shoppers enter Nordstrom's flagship store in downtown Seattle. On Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the Commerce Department issues its November report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 22, 2017 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers stepped up their spending last month, a good sign for the holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 percent from October, outpacing a 0.3 percent increase in personal income. As a result, the savings...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox new manager Alex Cora poses in Fenway Park following an introductory news conference in Boston. The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday, Dec. 16, for fans who — like their favorite team — still have some shopping to do. Cora said he wasn't worried about his bosses filling the gap in the lineup. There's no deadline in the offseason," Cora said. "When we get to Feb. 16, we're going to have a good baseball team." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 16, 2017 - 3:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held a Christmas carnival at Fenway Park on Saturday for fans who — like their favorite team — still have some shopping to do. Thousands of people lined up in 20-degree temperatures to visit the ballpark and have the chance to buy tickets to some home games. There...
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