Tag: Retail and wholesale sector performance

Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

NEW YORK — Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday...
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers on Tuesday considered a proposal to extend a ban on retail sales of marijuana until May 1 to give...
Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits

NEW YORK — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always. ...
A sad holiday tale from Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. ...
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NEW YORK — Macy's and J.C. Penney both reported holiday sales growth, offering encouraging signs that if department stores struggling to hold their own...
5 things small business owners should know or do in 2018

NEW YORK — Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they're also optimistic...
California pot: Smoke ’em (or eat ’em) if you can get ’em

OAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana, but those who could find...
Anticipation high as California rolls out retail pot sales

LOS ANGELES — Californians may awake on New Year's Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America's cannabis king lights up to celebrate...
Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

NEW YORK — Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats...
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Expect some new debates on old measures when Nebraska lawmakers return to the Capitol next month for the 2018 session. ...

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