Holiday shopping

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are rising Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period while energy companies rise as investors hope for a new deal that limits oil production. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Macy's and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store's CEO said Black Friday sales were...
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People look at Apple products as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target says it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight local time. Target again will offer Black Friday deals on Target.com on the morning of Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 06, 2017 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target says it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight local time. Target again will offer Black Friday deals on Target.com on the morning of Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 06, 2017 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. The Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open at 6 p.m. on the day of the turkey feast and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase in sales during its summer "Prime Day" promotions. The company also said Thursday that it expects sales to rise during the busy...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target says it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight local time. Target again will offer Black Friday deals on Target.com on the morning of Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 23, 2017 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. The retailer's holiday plans also include a new e-gift service,...
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David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, smiles as he displays a new Amazon Echo during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people's homes as televisions. The online retailer is slashing prices to undercut Google, introducing better...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks were expected to show a decline in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and waited for Labor Day deals. July likely marked the seventh straight month of declines in a peaking market. After an unprecedented seven years of growth, analysts are...
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