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LL Bean poised to open 1st store in Canada

Jul. 22, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is poised to open its first store in Canada. The Maine-based retailer announced Thursday that the 13,000-square-foot (1,210-sq. meter) store will open Aug. 23 in Oakville Place, just outside of Toronto. The retailer announced last year that it would be looking to open...

5 good times to shop for almost anything

Jul. 4, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

There's a best time to buy just about anything , but knowing which product will go on sale at what time isn't always easy. So here's a list of general shopping rules that can apply to most things you'll buy. With these tips, you can figure out the best time — or at least a good time — to purchase...

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

Jun. 23, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major retailers have diversified their inventory for Pride month, selling apparel and other goods that celebrate LGBTQ culture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising . In New York City, Macy's flagship store is adorned with rainbow-colored Pride tribute windows, set in the...

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

Jun. 17, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? A New Hampshire fireworks company says it would have to raise prices, likely lose business and force some small...

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

Jun. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave...

Better Business Bureau gives Alabama retailer an "F" rating

Jun. 10, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Better Business Bureau is alerting customers about an Alabama-based retailer of monogrammed goods. News outlets report the BBB of Central and South Alabama issued an alert on the company Frogs & Frills last week after it amassed more than 300 complaints from customers across the...

GameStop, Pivotal Software fall; Campbell, Salesforce rise

Jun. 5, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Salesforce.com Inc., up $7.63 to $158.44 The customer-management software developer blew away Wall Street's first quarter profit forecasts and raised its outlook for the year. Pivotal Software Inc., down $7.65 to $10.89 The...

Stocks end rocky month lower as Trump widens trade war

May. 31, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Wall Street is no fan of Tariff Man. The stock market stumbled Friday to its first losing month of 2019 in May, primarily due to President Donald Trump's decision to broadly wield his tariff powers, first against China over trade and then against Mexico over immigration. During stocks' month-long slide investors...

Gap's 1Q results fall short of Wall Street estimates

May. 30, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported fiscal first-quarter results on Thursday that fell well short of analysts' expectations, sending the company's stock tumbling more than 10% in after-market trading. The downbeat performance comes three months after the retailer said it was creating two independent...

PVH and Movado slide while Burlington and DSW rise

May. 30, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: PVH Corp., down $14.76 to $84.49 The owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands cut its full-year profit forecast, citing soft sales in the U.S. and China. Palo Alto Networks Inc., down $11.02 to $204.30 The security software maker issued a...