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Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

Jul. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, says an...

Retail rivals crash Amazon's Prime Day party

Jul. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a billion...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Jul. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S....

Before you click buy, some Amazon 'Prime Day' tips

Jul. 10, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's "Prime Day" is back, and so is the temptation to shop and overspend on stuff you don't need. The made-up holiday, first held in 2015, has become one of Amazon's busiest shopping days, offering discounts on gadgets, TVs and other goods. But it's also a way for Amazon to get more...

Walmart plans to cease gun sales at New Mexico stores

Jul. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Walmarts in New Mexico plan to stop selling guns later this month after a new state law expanded background checks to nearly all gun purchases, a company spokeswoman says. The law that took effect this week requires background checks on private sales between neighbors or friends, with...

UK investigation of Amazon investment shows tougher approach

Jul. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. competition watchdog on Friday launched an investigation into Amazon's purchase of a large stake in food delivery service Deliveroo, a move that suggests authorities are taking a harder line on the expansion of Big Tech. While the deal had not been billed as a takeover by Amazon, the...

Plastic bag ban talks spur after floods in Sioux Falls

Jul. 1, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Receding flood waters in Sioux Falls this spring revealed thousands of plastic bags along the Big Sioux River's banks. It drew the attention of the Friends of the Big Sioux River, a county official and the city's sustainability coordinator, who this week all told the Argus Leader...

Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

Jun. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store's sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will be able to fetch their orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores across the United States. It will expand to 1,500 Rite Aid locations by year-end....

Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption charges

Jun. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, including funneling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil who was known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make construction permit problems disappear. U.S....