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Target trims holiday hiring goals

Sep. 23, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year, instead offering more hours and flexibility to the employees it does have. About 100,000 seasonal workers will be hired nationwide, the company said Thursday, about 30,000 less than last year. Many of...

The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

Sep. 20, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry., The protest Tuesday in Melbourne was aimed at a Victoria state...

Delaware game store owner lives up to his business’ name

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Clad in his iconic Superman T-shirt, James Jerman provided the stereotypical look one would expect from a man who owns his own gaming and comic book shop. But then, faster than a speeding bullet, he reached for a Spider-Man comic book that was marked...

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Sep. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line. Biden is trying to persuade Democrats to embrace a more emotional argument, namely...

Amazon to pay hourly worker's college tuition

Sep. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that it will pay the full college tuition for hourly workers starting next year, as competition to hire and retain those workers gets fierce. Other companies, including Walmart and Target, have recently started to pay for college or...

California seeks gender neutral displays in large stores

Sep. 01, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon force large department stores to display some child products in gender neutral ways after the state Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday aimed at getting rid of traditional pink and blue marketing schemes for items like toys and...

COVID-19 resurgence crimps spending, travel recovery

Aug. 26, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A COVID-19 resurgence this summer has caused consumers to turn cautious, while investors trim their investments in a travel sector still struggling to recover. Retail sales dipped a surprising 1.1% in July as consumers spent less on clothing, furniture and sporting goods....

With sales still surging, Best Buy raises prospects for 2021

Aug. 24, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy raised its sales outlook for the year Tuesday after breezing past Wall Street expectations in the second quarter. The nation’s largest consumer electronics chain joined other major retailers including Walmart, Target and Macy's in putting up...

Target extends streak even as online sales growth cools

Aug. 18, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's streak of strong results extended into its latest quarter but its skyrocketing online sales growth has come back to earth. The Minneapolis retailer reported Wednesday that sales at its stores that have been open for at least a year rose 8.7% in...

Weary US businesses confront new round of mask mandates

Aug. 08, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

Businesses large and small, from McDonald’s and Home Depot to local yoga studios, are reinstituting mask mandates as U.S. coronavirus cases rise. Bars, gyms and restaurants across the country are requiring vaccines to get inside. After a largely mask-free summer, it's a...