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Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving

Dec. 10, 2019 10:39 AM EST

Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time to reminisce now. It’s down to the wire, but there are still methods...

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

Dec. 6, 2019 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now at a half-century low of 3.5%, many economists...

Head start on holiday deals tempers Black Friday frenzy

Nov. 29, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the ever-growing popularity of online shopping and holiday...

The Latest: Malls report steady traffic on Black Friday

Nov. 29, 2019 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on holiday shoppers on Black Friday (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Attention has shifted from discounters like Walmart and Target on Thanksgiving Day to malls on Black Friday, where traffic has been on the decline amid the increasing popularity of online shopping. Many mall...

Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery

Nov. 28, 2019 8:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on “Buy.” The coming weeks will be the first test of whether they can make that happen...

Providing a unique experience is retailers’ holiday strategy

Nov. 27, 2019 11:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so she wouldn’t repeat their mistakes. “Big box retailers are selling 20,000 square feet of, what? Stuff. There’s no...

Best Buy cruises into the holidays

Nov. 26, 2019 11:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy is entering the critical holiday season with good cheer, raising  its profit expectations for the current quarter.  The nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer on Tuesday joined a handful of other big box stores like Target and Walmart which are putting up...

Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang

Nov. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests in stores and on new fashion brands. The retailer raised its expectations for the year and shares closed up more than 14% at $126.43. Target’s...

US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October

Nov. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy’s growth. Still, the details of the report were weaker than expected, economists said, and several analysts reduced their forecasts for...

Stock prices surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

Nov. 15, 2019 12:27 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Friday after White House officials said China and the U.S. were getting close to an agreement to cool tensions over trade. Markets have swung from euphoria to alarm as officials in Beijing and Washington offered conflicting opinions about the state of the...