Retail industry

FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the sun shines from behind the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses. Stocks opened lower after a business survey suggested that the...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the logo on a Target store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 23, 2018 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target proved itself one of the few retailers that saw more customers both at its stores and online, though its investment in updating the stores hurt first-quarter profit. The discounter cited a combination of store remodeling, new brands and expanded delivery options as helping...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Bob Henriques, of Framingham, Mass., moves items at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. Lowe's Companies Inc. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:18 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, which named a new CEO this week, is reporting weak profit and revenue numbers for its first quarter in which harsh winter weather cut into the traditional spring sales season. The Mooresville, North Carolina, company earned $988 million, or $1.19 per share, for the...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...
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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...
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FILE- In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, a Nordstrom sign is displayed outside of a mall in Indianapolis. Nordstrom Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 17, 2018 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported better-than-expected profit and total revenue for the first quarter. But sales at its established stores — a key measure of a retailers' health — showed meager gains. Shares in the Seattle-based company fell 7...
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FILE- This May 2, 2017, file photo shows corporate signage at Macy's flagship store in Manhattan, in New York. Macy's Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 16, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With shoppers in a mood to spend, particularly on clothing, Macy's surpassed profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter of the year and raised its outlook. The company reported its second straight quarter of higher sales at existing stores after a three-year funk. Its...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, a sign at a Whole Foods Market greets shoppers in Tampa, Fla. Amazon is bringing its Prime membership to Whole Foods, giving members special discounts and deals at the organic grocer. The new benefits will start Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Whole Foods stores in Florida, and then rollout nationwide in the summer. Amazon declined to say if it plans to add the benefit to stores in Canada and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 16, 2018 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon said it will give its Prime members extra discounts at the grocery chain. The new benefits started Wednesday at Whole Foods stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members get an additional 10 percent off sale items and...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, people approach an entrance to a Home Depot store in Bellingham, Mass. Wall Street expects another strong quarterly report card from Home Depot. Financial analysts predict the home-improvement retailer will report Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that its fiscal first-quarter results improved from a year earlier. That would be in line with Home Depot's results in the 12 months that ended in January. The company has benefited as more people invest in home remodeling amid a strong housing market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 15, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot reported slower-than-expected sales growth for the first quarter, as spring weather that was colder than usual hurt sales of fertilizer, live plants and other gardening-related items. Sales rose 4.2 percent at all established Home Depot stores during the first three...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017, file photo, specialist Anthony Rinaldi is reflected in a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 15, 2018 - 12:09 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in midday trading Tuesday, led by declines in technology, health care and consumer-focused companies. The slide put the Dow Jones industrial average on track to end an eight-day winning streak. Banks rose as bond prices fell, sending yields to their highest level in...
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