Retail and wholesale sector performance

August 17, 2017 - 5:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Retail sales in Britain, a key component of the economy, rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before as consumers remain constrained by falling real incomes. The rate of increase reported by the Office for National Statistics was unchanged from June's...
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August 17, 2017 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before. The rate of increase was unchanged from June's rise, which was downwardly revised from 0.6 percent. However, it was slightly ahead of market expectations for...
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FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. World stock markets were mixed on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, as investors waited to see if U.S. politicians could pass tax reform legislation before Christmas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 16, 2017 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday morning as retailers including Urban Outfitters and Target climb. That's helping retailers recover some of the sharp losses they took a day earlier. Health care companies and banks are also trading higher. Energy companies are lagging the rest of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. Health care and retail companies are helping stocks climb again Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, as the market heads for its fourth gain in a row. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Tuesday as sporting goods companies and car parts retailers slump. Bond prices are falling and yields are climbing, which is giving banks a lift. Stocks are coming off their biggest one-day gain in more than three months as the market recovered from last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. Health care and retail companies are helping stocks climb again Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, as the market heads for its fourth gain in a row. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 15, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Tuesday morning after weak results from retailers including Home Depot, Coach and Advance Auto Parts help pull the market lower. Bond prices are falling and yields are climbing, which is giving banks a lift. Stocks are coming off their biggest one-day...
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This Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo shows a gas pump at a Chevron station in Miami. On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation for July. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 10, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level slipped in July, the first decline in 11 months and further evidence that inflation remains a no-show in the economy. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer,...
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July 20, 2017 - 5:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain bounced back during June, with the warm weather bolstering clothing sales in particular. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that retail sales grew by a monthly 0.6 percent, a solid recovery following May's 1.1 percent...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after major Wall Street indexes hit new highs and China reported unexpectedly strong economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.6 percent to 26,542.00 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,422.72. The Shanghai Composite...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0.1...
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