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Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans cut back on their spending last month as a surge in COVID-19 cases kept people away from stores. Retail sales...

Teens come to the rescue in struggle to find help

The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer:...

U.S. retail sales rose 0.6% in June, better than decline seen

Americans spent more last month on clothing, electronics and dining out as the economy opened up and pandemic-related restrictions were lifted. Retail sales rose a...

Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs

There’s a wild card in the push to return to post-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once...

Retail sales were flat in April as stimulus spending wanes

NEW YORK (AP) – Retail sales in the United States were flat in April, after soaring in March, when many Americans received $1,400 stimulus...

A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

NEW YORK (AP) – Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro Inc., the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the...

U.S. retail sales jump 5.3%, thanks to $600 stimulus checks

NEW YORK (AP) – The $600 stimulus checks got Americans shopping again. After three months of declines, retail sales soared a seasonally adjusted 5.3%...

U.S. retail sales fell in Dec. for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) – Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during...

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

NEW YORK (AP) – Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, the biggest drop in seven months, and a sign Americans held back on spending...
AMAZON.COM has launched an online pharmacy, Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

NEW YORK (AP) – Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers. The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or...

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