Retail industry

FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, the sun rises over the skyline in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A prominent Dubai bank is warning that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 05, 2019 - 3:06 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading Dubai bank warned on Tuesday that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an economic slowdown. A report by Emirates NBD, which is majority owned by Dubai's government, said it...
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This combination of images shows Walmart greeters, clockwise from top left, John Combs in Vancouver, Wash., Ashley Powell in Galena, Ill., Mitchell Hartzell in Hazel Green, Ala., and Adam Catlin in Selinsgrove, Pa. Combs, Powell, Hartzell and Catlin are among disabled Walmart greeters threatened with job loss as Walmart transforms the greeter position into one that’s more physically demanding. After more than a week of backlash, Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart's U.S. stores, said in a memo to store managers Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that "we are taking some specific steps to support" greeters with disabilities. (Rachel Wasser/Tamara Ambrose/Gina Hopkins/Holly Catlin via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Walmart endured more than a week's worth of bad publicity before announcing publicly that it was making "every effort" to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores. Amid a fierce backlash, Greg Foran, president and...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:45 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Family members of victims of a Texas church shooting are suing a sporting goods chain that sold the weapons used in the 2017 massacre. The lawsuit filed in state district court in San Antonio alleges Academy Sports & Outdoors illegally sold the assault-style rifle, high-...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, March 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:58 pm
Health care and technology companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher Friday, breaking a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index its fifth consecutive weekly gain. Renewed optimism for a potential resolution to the U.S.-China trade conflict helped put investors in a...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo traders Patrick Casey, left, and Sal Suarino work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 27, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Wednesday after wavering for much of the day between small gains and losses. The downbeat finish extended the market's mild losses from a day earlier. Even so, the benchmark S&P 500 index is on track to end the month with a gain of more than 3...
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In this April 21, 2018 photo provided by Rachel Wasser, Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver, Wash. Combs, who has cerebral palsy, and other greeters with disabilities are threatened with job loss as Walmart transforms the greeter position into one that’s more physically demanding. Combs was devastated and then angered by his impending job loss. (Rachel Wasser via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive. Walmart told greeters around the country last week that...
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FILE- In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Best Buy Co., Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)
February 27, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy put up some big holiday sales numbers Wednesday, more evidence that Americans are willing and able to spend on gadgets and big TVs. The nation's consumer electronics chain delivered a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in sales at established stores for the fiscal...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Strains in the nation's housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot's sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about the state of the U.S. housing market could make for a challenging 2019 for the home-improvement...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:04 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.44. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the jump follows a rise in crude oil costs. Lundberg says the price at the pump...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:28 am
DETROIT (AP) — AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, went outside the auto industry to find its new chief executive, appointing a top leader from the USAA financial services company. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, chain announced Friday that Carl Liebert will take over for the...
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