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A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Protests, mayhem continue, lead to more California curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed National Guard soldiers lined the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and cities across California declared curfews Sunday to head off more violence after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers. In more than 20...

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Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

May. 30, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What passes for a pandemic-era speakeasy these days in New York City isn’t secret at all. On the sidewalks throughout the city, restaurants and bars that have only been allowed to offer takeout orders since March have been bending the rules by setting up outdoor tables and allowing...

In this Thursday, May 28,2020 photo Virginia Binkerhoff stands outside the Just Dandy women's clothing store she owns in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. The cancellation of this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo and cowboy festival due to the coronavirus portends more hard times ahead for businesses struggling in Wyoming's capital city. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

No rodeo festival dashes Wyoming city's hopes amid COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Just Dandy women's clothing store in downtown Cheyenne has endured fire, flooding, recessions and so far the coronavirus pandemic, but will this year's cancellation of the city's famous cowboy-and-rodeo festival, Cheyenne Frontier Days, be the daddy-of-'em-all disaster? “I...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020 file photo, bicyclists pass in front of a closed Macy's department store in Santa Ana, Calif.  The future of the post-pandemic retail economy in the U.S. looks boxy and digital. The pandemic has divided potential winners and losers from the economic shock, with Wall Street looking more favorably at e-commerce retailers and companies with well-established online sales.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Target, Walmart outbox department stores in reshaped world

May. 28, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of the post-pandemic retail economy in the U.S. looks both boxy and digital. The pandemic is dividing the industry into potential winners and losers, with Wall Street looking more favorably at e-commerce retailers and companies with well-established online sales. That means...

Walmart teams with ThredUP to sell used clothing online

May. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with online resale site ThredUP.com to offer nearly 750,000 items of used women's and children's clothing and accessories items on its website. The move, announced Wednesday, marks Walmart's entry into the used clothing business, which has been a retailing bright spot....

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 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: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, Amy Witt, owner of the Velvet Window, steam-sanitizes clothes that had been tried on by customers, in Dallas. Small businesses are navigating a new way to work with customers amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make money

May. 24, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many business owners are changing the way they make money as they attempt to recoup revenue lost to the coronavirus outbreak. The changes can look subtle; for example, when owners of clothing stores decide to beef up their internet business. But often such adjustments involve an entire...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020 file photo, bicyclists pass in front of a closed Macy's department store in Santa Ana, Calif. Macy’s warned Thursday, May 21 that it could lose more than a $1 billion during its first quarter after the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed retail operations worldwide. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Pandemic highlights big box stores' ability to pivot

May. 21, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Late last year, Best Buy began testing curbside pickup at select stores as a way to respond to customer needs. But that was then. The pandemic accelerated the company's plans and what was supposed to take months instead took just 48 hours, with Best Buy rolling out curbside pickup at nearly...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a customer wearing a mask carries his purchases as he leaves a Target store during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Online sales at Target more than doubled as the pandemic put millions in lockdown during the first quarter, revealing further the critical role big box stores played in getting supplies to an immobilized population.  The Minneapolis company reported Wednesday, May 20 that comparable-store sales, which include online purchases, rose 10.8% for the three-month period that ended May 2.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Big box rules: Target's online push readied it for pandemic

May. 20, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Online sales at Target more than doubled as the pandemic put millions in lockdown during the first quarter, revealing further the critical role big box stores played in getting supplies to an immobilized population. The Minneapolis company reported Wednesday that comparable-store sales,...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss.  Walmart became a lifeline to millions of people as the coronavirus spread, and its profit and sales surged during the first quarter, topping almost all expectations.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Walmart becomes a pandemic lifeline, online sales surge 74%

May. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart emerged as one of the few lifelines to millions of people as the coronavirus spread, leading to surging profit and sales for the world's largest retailer. Online sales in the U.S. jumped 74% for its fiscal first quarter that ended April 30, which captured the brunt of the...