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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel's

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Sep. 17, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic," and shared...

FILE - Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York on Oct. 31, 2019. The holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate a myriad of restrictions and safety concerns. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Sep. 16, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people...

Passers-by examine a storefront window, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Boston's fashionable Newbury Street shopping district.  The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales rose 0.6% last month, the fourth straight month of growth.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Sep. 16, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. Retail sales rose 0.6% last month, the fourth consecutive month of growth, the U.S. Commerce Department said...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. While other companies are shrinking, Amazon is growing. The company said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that it is seeking to hire 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

Sep. 9, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is on a hiring spree. In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months. It's the largest number of job openings it's had at...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019 file photo, a woman, who declined to give her name, pauses to take a photo of a sign outside Lord & Taylor's flagship Fifth Avenue store which closed its doors for good after a months-long blowout sale, in New York. Lord & Taylor, one of the country’s oldest department stores, is going out of business after filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. It will close its remaining 38 stores and shut down its website, the company said Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

After nearly 200 years, Lord & Taylor goes out of business

Aug. 28, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, one of the country's oldest department store chains, is going out of business after filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. The retailer was sold just a year ago for $100 million to Le Tote, a San Francisco online clothing rental company, by Canadian parent Hudson's...

In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn.  Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic.    (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Best Buy's 2Q online sales surge but challenges remain

Aug. 25, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic. Overall, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, based in Richfield,...

FILE In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 FILE  photo, Monique Kursar, left, completes a purchase with Amy Witt, owner of the Velvet Window, in Dallas.  For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty.   Witt might have 20 customers on a good day in her women’s clothing store, and then none the next.  “It’s a rollercoaster we ride every day,” says Witt (AP Photo/LM Otero)

As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online

Aug. 23, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty. Amy Witt might have 20 customers on a good day in her Dallas women’s clothing store, and then none the next. “It’s a...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo, signs for Wall Street are shown, in New York. Wall Street is drifting Wednesday morning, Aug. 19 as even a record high for the S&P 500 fails to jolt much life into the market. The S&P 500 was edging up by 0.1% after the first half hour of trading, a day after it wiped out the last of its losses created by the pandemic and surpassed its Feb. 19 peak. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian shares retreat after Fed minutes bring reality check

Aug. 19, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.8% in early trading to 22,935.51. South Korea's Kospi plunged 2.2% to 2,309.17....

Target, Momenta Pharmaceuticals rise; BioMarin, TJX fall

Aug. 19, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Wednesday: Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $21.31 to $52.12. Johnson & Johnson is buying the biotechnology company for $6.5 billion. Hudson Ltd., up $2.33 to $7.46. Dufry Group AG, the travel retailer's majority owner, is buying the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 file photo, people walk through the parking lot at a Target store in Oklahoma City. Target has reported that its sales as measured by a key metric registered their strongest performance to date for the company’s fiscal second quarter. It's the latest evidence that big-box stores are becoming consumers' prime shopping destinations during the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Target sales surge as Americans lean on big box stores

Aug. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported the largest quarterly sales growth, including an online sales spike, in its 58-year-history, the latest evidence that Americans are consolidating their trips to big box stores and pivoting their spending to around the home during the pandemic. Target said that online sales...