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A shopper walks by a store, Monday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Pembroke Pines, Fla. After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending. But these are not normal times.(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
November 26, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending. But these are...
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Floats that are part of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are seen from the Empire State Building in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, no crowds of onlookers were allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 26, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are targeting stuck-at-home grown-ups with latte-smelling Play-Doh and Legos that turn into Warhols. Those who added a puppy to their family during the pandemic will see tons of gift options for...
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This Nov. 2020 photo shows Jenna Powell live on Facebook. With her three Alabama boutiques closed because of the pandemic, Powell found another way to sell animal print tops and tie-dye hoodies: become an amateur home shopping network host. Almost daily around noon, Powell, or one of her employees, turns on an iPhone, looks into the camera and broadcasts to 400 people watching live on Facebook or her store’s app. They put on clothing, spin for the camera and try to get viewers to buy. (Jenna Powell via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting...
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A delivery man passes by an ad for the Nov. 11 Sales Day in Beijing, China on Oct. 28, 2020. Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 10, 2020 - 1:06 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year’s Singles’ Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic. The shopping festival, which is the world’s largest and falls on Nov. 11 every...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, the Alibaba logo is displayed during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding reported a 30% jump, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in quarterly revenue, as China recovers from the virus and online shopping demand remains high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 05, 2020 - 4:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday reported a 30% jump in quarterly revenue, as China recovers from the virus and online shopping demand remains high. Alibaba reported revenues of 155.1 billion yuan ($23.4 billion) for the three months ended September...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo a woman leaves Eastgate Mall after shopping in Cincinnati. Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced its tenants to permanently close stores or not pay rent. Both companies, CBL and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, said their malls will remain open as they go through the bankruptcy process. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, file)
November 02, 2020 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced their tenants to permanently close stores or not pay rent. Both companies, CBL and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, said their malls will remain open as they go...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, speaks at the company's 20th-anniversary celebration in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. A survey shows Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China's richest entrepreneur as the coronavirus shutdown propelled demand for online shopping and other services. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
October 20, 2020 - 12:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Tuesday. Ma’s...
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Holiday knick-knacks stand are displayed for Christmas shoppers Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at a Lowes store in Northglenn, Colo. Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 05, 2020 - 4:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, a Federal Express driver returns to his truck after delivering a package to a business in Springfield, Ill. FedEx earned $1.25 billion in its latest quarter, as online shopping remained popular among customers avoiding stores and shipments between businesses improved. The delivery giant reported Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 that it brought in $19.3 billion in revenue during the three months that ended Aug. 31, FedEx's fiscal first quarter. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
September 15, 2020 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx's profit jumped 67% in its latest quarter, as online shopping soared among customers avoiding stores and shipments between businesses improved. The delivery giant reported Tuesday that it earned $1.25 billion during the three months that ended Aug. 31, FedEx's fiscal first...
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Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 31, 2020 - 7:38 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte,...
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