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This Sept. 4, 2020, photo, shows Regio, a Mexican toilet paper brand, on the shelf at a CVS in New York. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers across the country are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico. (AP Photo/Joseph Pisani)

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Sep. 17, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico. Major chains, across the...

Pawn shop owner Josh Davis works in his GCPawn shop in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2020. Pawn shops in Broward and Miami-Dade were among only a few types of businesses with increased sales during coronavirus pandemic. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business

Sep. 13, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It has been months since we all locked ourselves in our homes to escape the coronavirus, but it has become clear that we’ve learned a new way to live and work. Recently released sales tax data reveals the extent to which we were forced to change — as consumers and...

This Week: Consumer borrowing, job openings, Kroger earns

Sep. 7, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: JUST CHARGE IT The Federal Reserve issues its July snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Tuesday. The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $16...

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 is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime. Called Walmart+, it will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month, and give members same-day delivery on 160,000 items, a fuel discount at certain gas stations and a chance to check out at Walmart stores without having to wait at a register. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

15 years later, Walmart to launch its answer to Amazon Prime

Sep. 1, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is launching a new membership service that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime. Called Walmart+, it will cost $98 a year, or $12.95 a month, and give members same-day delivery on 160,000 items, a fuel discount at certain gas stations and a chance to check out at Walmart stores...

This June 2019 photo shows Jeff Wilke at an Amazon conference in Las Vegas. Amazon says executive Wilke, who oversees the company’s retail business, will retire early in 2021. He will be replaced by Dave Clark, who runs Amazon's warehouses and delivery network. Wilke has been at Amazon for more than two decades.  (AP Photo/Joseph Pisani)

Longtime Amazon executive Jeff Wilke to retire next year

Aug. 21, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's retail chief Jeff Wilke, who helped the company transform itself from an online bookstore into a global colossus, is retiring early next year. Wilke, 53, has been with Amazon for more than two decades and was regarded as a potential successor to founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. His...

Farmer found guilty of contaminating baby food for blackmail

Aug. 20, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer in Britain has been found guilty of planting baby food laced with metal shards in stores as part of a plan to blackmail a supermarket chain. Prosecutors said Nigel Wright, 45, contaminated jars of Heinz baby food between 2018 and February, and sent dozens of emails and letters...

FILE - This Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo shows rolls of coins in a container at a market in Nanticoke, Pa.  The Federal Reserve says the supply system for coins had been severely disrupted by the pandemic. While there were still enough coins out in the world, they aren’t circulating as freely because businesses have been closed and consumers weren’t spending as usual.   (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Coin shortage hits retailers, laundromats, tooth fairy

Aug. 18, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

A convenience store chain is offering a free beverage or sandwich in exchange for them. A laundromat owner drove 4 hours across state lines to get $8,000 worth. A young girl in Illinois wrote the tooth fairy saying she’ll gladly take dollars as a substitute if it helps. There is a shortage of coins across...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an order pickup station is seen at New Pioneer Co-Op in Coralville, Iowa. For many Americans, shopping for groceries online instead of at the store is becoming the new normal in the pandemic. But this method of stocking up could have an impact on your budget.   (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Millennial Money: For grocery delivery, add fees to the list

Aug. 18, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

I haven’t set foot in a grocery store in nearly four months. With a 10-month-old baby to think about, my husband and I have kept trips to the store to a minimum out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic. We’re fortunate to have just about every grocery delivery service at our disposal...

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit Tuesday. James claims that in March and April,...

Onions sold in popular West Coast grocery chains recalled

Aug. 10, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) — A limited quantity of red and yellow onions sold at grocery chains Trader Joe’s and Ralphs in the West are being recalled in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak, Progressive Produce LLC said Monday. Thomson International Inc., the California company identified by the...