Retail and wholesale

November 09, 2020 - 2:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft worker was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency — money authorities said he used to buy a $160,000 car and a lakefront home. Volodymyr Kvashuk, a 26-year-old Ukrainian citizen living in Renton, Washngton,...
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FILE - This Oct. 17, 2019 file photo shows a McDonald's sign along Interstate 40/85 in Burlington, N.C. McDonald’s sales improved throughout the second quarter, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, as markets reopened globally, but the fast food giant still faces a bumpy recovery. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 09, 2020 - 11:06 am
McDonald’s U.S. sales roared back in the third quarter with new menu items and attention-grabbing celebrity collaborations. And the burger giant says more is coming. In a virtual meeting for investors Monday, McDonald's said a much-anticipated crispy chicken sandwich with pickles — an answer to...
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People visit the Chiesa del Gesu church in Rome, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. In times when a pandemic unleashes death and poverty, the concept of what is essential to keep society functioning in a lockdown is gripping Europe. What may stay open in one country may be designated as non-essential just across the border. Churches in Italy have stayed open, but require social distancing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 07, 2020 - 9:22 am
HALLE, Belgium (AP) — The concept of what is essential to keep a society functioning during coronavirus lockdowns is gripping Europe as the pandemic unleashes death, poverty, illness and isolation. Beyond obvious candidates like food stores and pharmacies, some answers in the patchwork of nations...
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A man walks by the closed English and American literature Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 05, 2020. Iconic Parisian bookshop Shakespeare and Co. has launched a support appeal to its readers after its owners say that coronavirus-linked losses, and a crippling months-long lockdown, have left the future of the veritable institution in doubt. "We've been minus 80 percent since the first confinement in March, so at this point we've used all our savings," Sylvia Whitman, daughter of the shop's co-founder George Whitman, told the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 06, 2020 - 3:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Shakespeare and Company, the iconic Paris bookstore that published James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in 1922, is appealing to readers for support after pandemic-linked losses and France's spring coronavirus lockdown put the future of the Left Bank institution in doubt. The English-language...
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Shoppers leave a store in Northumberland Street, ahead of a national lockdown for England which begins on Thursday, in Newcastle, England, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. A second lockdown in England is set to come into force on Thursday. It's a big blow to businesses that sweeps away any hopes that the British economy might have recovered by the end of this year a large proportion of the near 25% drop endured in the spring. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
November 04, 2020 - 5:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Thirsty drinkers in England will be enjoying their final freshly poured pints in a pub for a month Wednesday while shoppers will get one last dose of retail therapy as the country prepares to join large swathes of Europe in lockdown as part of intensified efforts to contain the...
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November 04, 2020 - 3:42 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Soaring online sales amid the global coronavirus pandemic boosted global retailer Ahold Delhaize's earnings in the third quarter, the company said Wednesday. Net sales at the company which owns the Stop & Shop, Food Lion and Hannaford stores in the United States...
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November 02, 2020 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is laying off the robots it had deployed in about 500 stores to keep tabs on what’s on and not on the shelves. The retailer said Monday it has ended its relationship with startup Bossa Nova Robotics, which builds roving robots equipped with cameras for identifying out-of-...
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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 file photo dated Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Monopoly or not, small business owners’ biggest complaint about Google is that its advertising policies favor companies with big marketing budgets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 01, 2020 - 5:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When asked about Google, Bryan Clayton voices a familiar lament among small business owners. “You keep getting squeezed further and further down the search results page,” says Clayton, CEO of GreenPal, a company that operates an app to help homeowners find lawn care. “As a startup,...
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President Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
October 30, 2020 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump capped a busy day of campaigning with an atypically short speech in Rochester, Minnesota, where he spent time fuming at two of the state’s top elected Democrats. Trump didn’t mince words...
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