Latest Holiday shopping News

Amazon to hold holiday shopping event in October

Sep. 26, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

Amazon said Monday that next month it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets. During the Oct. 11-12 event, Amazon Prime members will...

Walmart, Target begin holiday early to ease inflation sting

Sep. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Target plan to begin offering deals and price matching offers earlier this year to keep up with Americans pressed by soaring inflation and looking for ways to ease the potential sting of holiday shopping. For two years now, shoppers have...

Walmart takes a cautious approach to holiday hiring

Sep. 21, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking a cautious approach to the holiday shopping season, announcing it will hire 40,000 U.S. workers for the holidays, a majority of them seasonal workers. The move, announced Wednesday, comes as the nation's largest retailer and largest private...

Robbery victim who fatally shot 7-year-old guilty of murder

Aug. 19, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who opened fire after being robbed outside a mall has been convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her family while Christmas shopping. Daquan Reed faces sentencing on August 29 after being convicted on...

Trial begins in shooting death of 7-year-old in Atlanta

Aug. 14, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The trial is underway for a man accused of fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her family after a day of Christmas shopping in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutor Pat Dutcher said in his opening statement on Friday that Kennedy Maxie was...

Inflation weighs on back-to-school buying for many families

Aug. 03, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To understand the impact of surging inflation on this year's back-to-school spending, look no further than children's rain boots with motifs like frogs and ladybugs made by Washington Shoe Co. Spending held steady for these evergreen items even after the Kent,...

Family of 14-year-old girl shot by LA police files lawsuit

Jul. 26, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old girl killed by Los Angeles police in a clothing store last year have filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer whose rifle round pierced a dressing room wall. Valentina Orellana Peralta and her mother were shopping for...

Asia shares rise on optimism about easing COVID restrictions

Jul. 05, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday across the board as buying set in after the lull of a U.S. national holiday. Analysts said the optimism may be driven by expectations the U.S. may decide to cut Chinese tariffs, a welcome move that would also help tame inflation. ...