Latest Furniture and home furnishings retail News

A woman walks with a child at SouthPark Mall, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Strongsville, Ohio. Ohio retail businesses reopened Tuesday following a nearly two-month-long shutdown ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine to limit the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

May. 15, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on retail...

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

May. 8, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate closely in COVID-19 fight....

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrives for a a situation assessment meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others regarding the Coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Litzman said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that he is stepping down following a public uproar over his handling of the coronavirus crisis and his own COVID-19 infection. He said that he will take over as Construction Minister once a new government is formed. (Jack Guez/Pool via AP, File)

Israeli court takes step to halt phone tracking amid virus

Apr. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the Shin Bet security agency to halt its use of phone-surveillance technology in the battle against the coronavirus, unless parliament begins legislating guidelines for the controversial practice. In its decision, the court said parliament must...