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FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. With independent bookstores shut down nationwide, a new online seller is offering help. In January, Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org.  Simon & Schuster is adding buy buttons for Bookshop.org to all of its websites and promoting Bookshop through emails and elsewhere online. It also has enlisted numerous authors, among them Stephen King, Susan Orlean and Jason Reynolds, to get the word out about Bookshop on social media and elsewhere. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers

Mar. 31, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores. “"Between 2015 and 2018, I saw this big jump in the percentage of weekly sales for physical books that were going to...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

Tim Graham, left, a member of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's staff, confers with Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine, right, R-Emporia, outside the Senate chamber ahead of a debate on legalizing betting on sports events, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Pictured between them in the mirror is Michael Murray, Longbine's chief of staff. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas struggles with details of legalizing sports betting

Feb. 26, 2020 8:08 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers who want to legalize betting on sports events and allow online sales of lottery tickets are struggling to agree on the details and facing criticism that they're being too generous toward companies already managing casinos for the state. The state Senate voted 23-15 on...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, a delivery worker for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com prepares for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group's Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting their employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

Feb. 18, 2020 10:48 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping...

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart is reporting  disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales. The nation's largest retailer says that sales at its U.S. stores heading into the holiday season were weaker than expected. It also said that social unrest in Chile hurt its business. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

A rare miss for Walmart to end the year

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season. Violent social protests in Chile, where there are hundreds of Walmart stores, cut into international sales. Walmart also delivered a weak profit forecast for the year and...

FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo a staff member stands next to a Tiggo 8 SUV by Chinese automaker Chery after a press conference at the China Auto Show in Beijing. A California company says it will build and sell Chinese-designed automobiles in the U.S. at the end of next year or early in 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings says it has an agreement with large Chinese automaker Chery Automobile to provide the vehicles, which will be assembled in a U.S. factory. HAAH says the first vehicle sold will be a midsize SUV. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

California company plans to sell China-designed SUVs in US

Feb. 10, 2020 11:57 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A California company says it will build and sell Chinese-designed automobiles in the U.S. at the end of next year or early in 2022. HAAH Automotive Holdings says it has an agreement with large Chinese automaker Chery Automobile to provide the vehicles, which will be assembled in a U.S....

Trump order seeks to reduce online sales of counterfeits

Jan. 31, 2020 7:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that his administration hopes will cut down on the number of counterfeits sold online. Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, also urged websites such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart.com to do...