Retail sales

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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April 06, 2017 - 2:05 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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April 06, 2017 - 1:21 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. The popularity of Amazon and other...
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March 23, 2017 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show retail sales in Britain bounced back strongly in February but that the underlying picture remains gloomy as the country prepares to start two years of discussions to leave the European Union. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that retail sales rose...
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March 15, 2017 - 9:49 am
TRUMP-TAXES Trump blasts reporter over release of tax form WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump is criticizing the reporter who released a portion of Trump's 2005 tax return, casting doubt on the reporter's account of how he obtained the form. The tax forms were obtained by the Pulitzer Prize-...
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