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Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

Oct. 16, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. "It's kind of scary in the sense that we're getting to the holiday season," says Joseph Kakos, owner of Kakos Fine Wine & Spirits in...

Target ups hiring by 4% to more than 130,000 for holidays

Sep. 10, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year. The retailer is increasing by two-fold the number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores. Retailers will likely have a tough time attracting holiday help again this...

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

Sep. 1, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. President Donald Trump said U.S.-China...

Business groups ask Trump for tariffs delay before holidays

Aug. 28, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of 161 manufacturers, farmers, retailers, natural gas and oil companies as well as other business groups, has signed a letter asking President Donald Trump to postpone tariff rate increases on Chinese goods slated to take effect this year. The letter, dated Wednesday and...