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FILE - In this June 24, 2019 file photo, shoppers enter a Walgreens store in Los Angeles. Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains  CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Giant Eagle claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance can continue after U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, a federal judge in Cleveland, denied the chains' motion to dismiss the complaints in a ruling Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

Aug. 7, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance can continue, a federal judge in Cleveland has determined. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster rejected the pharmacy...

Trolls doll pulled after complaints it promotes child abuse

Aug. 5, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Trolls doll is being pulled off store shelves amid complaints it promotes child abuse. Toymaker Hasbro said Wednesday that it’s in the process of removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market and will be offering customers a...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, a package of meatless burgers by Beyond Meat are seen in Orlando, Fla. More people are throwing plant-based burgers on the grill this summer. Beyond Meat, which makes pea protein-based burgers and sausages, says its second-quarter revenue in 2020 jumped 69% to $113 million as more households tried its products. That far outpaced Wall Street’s forecast of $99 million. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Beyond Meat's 2Q sales jump as more try plant-based burgers

Aug. 4, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

More people are throwing plant-based burgers on the grill this summer. Beyond Meat, which makes pea protein-based burgers and sausages, said Tuesday its second quarter revenue jumped 69% to $113 million as more households tried its products in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sales far outpaced Wall Street’s...

FILE - Back-to-school supplies await shoppers at a store on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Marlborough, Mass.  The pandemic has dragged into the new school year and wreaked havoc on reopening plans. That has extended to the back-to-school shopping season, the second most important period for retailers behind the holidays.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending

Aug. 4, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old...

FILE - This March 18, 2020 file photo, shows a view of the Target store in Annapolis, Md. Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jump starting Black Friday sales. The move, announced Monday, July 27 comes as stores are rethinking the Black Friday in-store door busters as they try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has seen a resurgence in a slew of states.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping

Jul. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking this year's Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend — along with other key...

FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a mask, left, walks by a Dollar Tree, while another woman waits in line to shop at the store, which is limiting customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

Jul. 25, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn't going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again. Days later, Winn-Dixie...

FILE - A McDonald's sign is displayed outside the fast food restaurant in Wheeling, Ill., Thursday, April 9, 2020. McDonald's says it will be requiring customers to wear face coverings when entering its U.S. restaurants as the number of new virus cases continue to surge in many states. The move, announced Friday, July 24, 2020 will be in effect on Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

McDonald's to require masks at all US restaurant locations

Jul. 24, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will be requiring customers to wear face coverings when entering its U.S. restaurants as the number of new virus cases continue to surge in many states. The move, announced Friday, will be in effect on Aug. 1. McDonald's Corp. joins a parade of companies issuing mask...

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 announced Tuesday, July 21,  will close its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs on Thanksgiving Day 2020, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus. The move marks the first major indication of how COVID will affect Black Friday store shopping, which for almost a decade kicked off with big crowds on the turkey feast and expanded into Friday.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Walmart to close its stores on Thanksgiving Day

Jul. 21, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Inc. said that it will be closing its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus. The move, announced Tuesday, marks the first major indication of how COVID will...

Katie Doan, a former Whole Foods employee, poses for a photo Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Costa Mesa, Calif. Doan started tracking COVID-19 cases at Amazon-owned Whole Foods in April. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases

Jul. 19, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how many of Amazon’s 400,000 warehouse workers have fallen sick with the coronavirus. Amazon won’t give a number, so Jumpp tracks it on her own and shares what...

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. Target has joined a growing list of major retailers that will require customers at all their stores to wear face coverings. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based discounter said Thursday, July 16,  that the policy will go into effect  Aug. 1.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

List of national retail chains requiring masks is growing

Jul. 16, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, CVS Health and Publix Super Markets on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. Target's mandatory face mask policy will go into effect Aug. 1, and all CVS stores will...