Retail sales

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower in muted trading Tuesday amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 15, 2018 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S. Investors were watching for U.S. retail sales data, due later in the day, for further clues on the health of the world's biggest economy. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 inched up...
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FILE - This June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart says it will pay about $16 billion for a majority stake in India’s leading e-commerce company Flipkart, giving the world’s largest retailer a formidable presence in a fast-growing economy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
May 09, 2018 - 8:53 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is breaking into India's massive and growing consumer market, spending $16 billion for a controlling stake in the online retailer Flipkart, whose delivery drivers, with their motorcycles and oversized backpacks, have become ubiquitous across the nation of 1.3...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2016, file photo Nestle's directors speak in front of the Nestle's logo during the general meeting of Nestle Group, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nestle has entered an agreement to bring Starbucks products to millions of homes worldwide, announced Monday, May 7, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:37 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global retail sales of Starbucks's coffee, tea and food outside of its coffee shops. The deal comes with a huge price tag for Nestle, but it could pay off big for the Swiss company. Its Nescafe and Nespresso don't carry anywhere near...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday July 17, 2007, the sign of an Asda store in Wallington, England. It is reported Monday April 30, 2018, Sainsbury's has agreed a merger deal with Walmart Inc.'s U.K. unit, Asda, for 7.3 billion pounds (dollars 10.1 billion U.S.) in cash and stock in a deal that would create Britain's largest supermarket chain, but the deal will be subject to review by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, FILE)
April 30, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Walmart is selling its British unit, Asda, to local rival Sainsbury's for 7.3 billion pounds ($10.1 billion), a deal that lets the world's largest retailer focus on online sales in countries where it has stronger growth prospects and faces less-intense competition. The cash and stock...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. The case on Tuesday focuses on businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under the...
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In this Monday, April 16, 2018 photo, a vendor sells vegetable along a street of Beijing, China’s economic growth held steady at 6.8 percent over a year earlier in the quarter ending in March, buoyed by retail sales and investment, data released Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 16, 2018 - 10:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the quarter ending in March, buoyed by investment and rapid growth in e-commerce amid mounting trade tensions with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 percent over a year earlier, in line with the quarter ending in...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, shoppers stand outside the Bloomingdale's store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Monday, April 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for March. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 16, 2018 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.6 percent last month, the largest increase since November. Auto sales jumped 2 percent, the most in...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, second left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. U.S. stocks are edging lower Wednesday morning as Boeing and other industrial companies take losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking again Wednesday as investors' fears about tariffs and decreased international trade continue to hurt industrial companies. Banks are also falling as bond yields decline. Department stores and other retailers are losing ground after the Commerce Department...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, sun glints off the headlight housing of an unsold 2018 Maserati Levante in a long line of the high-end sports utility vehicles sitting on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 percent despite signs elsewhere of a robust economy and the tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump starting to take effect. It was the...
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