Retail sales

July 14, 2017 - 8:35 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. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 0.2...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows sympathy for injured German economy minister Brigitte Zypries when arriving for the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
July 05, 2017 - 5:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone was even higher than previously thought during June, according to a closely watched survey Wednesday, in yet more evidence of momentum in the single currency bloc. Financial information firm IHS Markit said its main purchasing managers'...
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In this June 28, 2017, photo, Alessandro Cesario, the director of cultivation, looks at marijuana plants at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. Frenzied activity at these facilities have been focused on one goal: Getting ready for the start of recreational marijuana sales Saturday in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 01, 2017 - 3:15 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. People began purchasing...
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In this June 28, 2017, photo, Alessandro Cesario, the director of cultivation, looks at marijuana plants at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. Frenzied activity at these facilities have been focused on one goal: Getting ready for the start of recreational marijuana sales Saturday in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 01, 2017 - 3:06 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has become the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes. People began buying pot early Saturday, just months after voters approved legalization in November. It's the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales in the nation...
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April 20, 2017 - 9:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a sound engineer from releasing unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar's estate objected. George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006, and made at least one recording — called "Deliverance" — available Wednesday for online...
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April 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Burberry shares plunged Wednesday after the U.K. luxury goods maker reported disappointing sales figures, with the fall in the pound in particular boosting spending by tourists in Britain. The company said that sales in the second half of its fiscal year fell 1 percent when stripping...
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April 19, 2017 - 5:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Burberry shares plunged Wednesday after the U.K. luxury goods maker reported disappointing sales figures. The company said Wednesday that second-half sales fell 1 percent after stripping out the effect of favorable moves in currency exchange rates. While Burberry reported double-digit...
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April 16, 2017 - 10:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. The official data released Monday show that the world's second-biggest economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the January-March period compared with the...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month. This followed a revised 0.3 percent...
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U.S. Postal Service releases annual dog attack city rankings
April 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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