Multi-line retail

September 09, 2019 - 11:59 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred's Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said in a statement Monday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and has begun liquidation sales at all of its...
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In this June 17, 2019, photo, a salesclerk puts goods into a paper bag after a customer purchased them, at a Seven-Eleven store in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Seven & i Holdings Co., a major Japanese convenience store operator, announced on May, 2019, a plan to replace all plastic shopping bags with paper by 2030 and all plastic packaging with paper, biodegradable or other reusable materials at its nearly 21,000 stores nationwide. Japan, as host of the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, hopes to lead the world in reducing plastic waste. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 26, 2019 - 8:37 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka...
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Traders Patrick Casey, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street following two days of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 30, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Thursday, barely holding on to gains after an early rally lost momentum. The market's modest pickup comes after two days of losses, which helped keep the S&P 500 on track for its fourth weekly loss and its first monthly decline of the...
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Traders Andrew Silverman, left, Gregory Rowe, center, and Robert Charmak share a laugh as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 31, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week. Energy companies slipped along with oil prices Friday and high-dividend stocks also fell. Technology companies and retailers made some...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, stock screens are shown at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 25. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Overall, major market indexes are mostly lower. Another decline in bond yields is hurting banks...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2011, file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Shoppers will be able to buy any brand of tires on Amazon.com, have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center and then bring in their car to get them installed. It's the latest deal between Sears and Amazon as the struggling department store operator seeks to boost sales. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
May 09, 2018 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers will be able to buy any brand of tires on Amazon.com, have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center and then bring in their car to get them installed. It's the latest deal between Sears and Amazon as the struggling department store operator seeks to boost sales. Last year,...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The end is near for department store operator The Bon-Ton Stores. Two liquidation firms are the victors of an auction for the bankrupt company's assets, after the retailer failed to find a bidder willing to continue operating the business. A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled for...
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March 29, 2018 - 4:20 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a gender bias lawsuit that dates 16 years ago. The Charlotte Observer cites the settlement in a Wednesday report as saying 37,000 female managers of Family Dollar stores allege they were paid less than their male...
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Trader James Riley, left, and specialist John O'Hara work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 16, 2018. Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid caution about U.S. plans to raise tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and uncertainty over White House politics. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Friday after several days of losses. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil while technology companies are slipping. While retailers are mostly higher, jewelry chain Tiffany is falling after a weak sales report and disappointing forecast. The...
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