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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif. Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Nov. 18, 2020 8:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, an Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, in Boston. Amazon opened an online pharmacy Tuesday, Nov. 17 giving shoppers the chance to buy their medication and order refills on their phones and computers and have it delivered to their doorsteps in a couple of days. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

Nov. 17, 2020 6:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers. The retail colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door in a couple of days. The potential impact of Amazon's arrival in the pharmaceutical...

Members of the public pose for a picture as they visit Blackpool's annual Illuminations in Blackpool, England, Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020, before being switched off at midnight on Wednesday due to the lockdown. Britain is preparing to join large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health care system from being overwhelmed. Pubs, along with restaurants, hairdressers and shops selling non-essential items will have to close Thursday until at least Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Retail therapy, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

Nov. 4, 2020 7:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Last-minute shoppers in England came out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers enjoyed their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month before Britain joins swaths of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health care system from being overwhelmed. All...

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

Oct. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller told customers in an email Wednesday that hackers could have had access to their email address, name, phone number, home address and a list of books...

FILE - The Amazon logo appears in Douai, northern France on April 16, 2020. With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agency known for “culture hacking” to dramatize the threats of the pandemic and the growing dominance of Amazon.com. On Tuesday, the trade group launched the “Boxed Out” campaign, for which a handful of bookstores around the country will have windows boarded up and boxes piled up out front that resemble Amazon delivery containers. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Indie bookstores launch anti-Amazon 'Boxed Out' campaign

Oct. 13, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agency known for “culture hacking” to dramatize the threats of the pandemic and the growing...