Online shopping

June 27, 2017 - 5:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that "Google has abused its market dominance as a search...
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Whole Foods customer Bethany Capels, 34, of Mendenhall, Miss., loads her Whole Foods Market purchases in her car in Jackson, Miss., Friday, June 16, 2017. Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7 billion, uniting the on-line giant with the grocery store chain that touts fresh organic foods. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 17, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box? Going full throttle into groceries by announcing a $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods on Friday, Amazon gets the advantage of...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 23, 2017 - 8:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google already monitors online shopping — and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. The internet company said Tuesday that a new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 23, 2017 - 12:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and...
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In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, shoppers holding bags from Macy's wait to cross an intersection in New York. Macy's Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 11, 2017 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lower sales dragged down Macy's profit during the first quarter as customers' habits shift to more online shopping and retail locations lose traffic. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the nation's largest department store chain warned sales will fall further...
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In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, shoppers head to a J.C. Penney store in the Georgia Square Mall in Athens, Ga. Retailers’ first-quarter earnings reports are expected to show challenges that stores face as they struggle with shoppers’ accelerating shift online and increasing competition. It’s happening at a time when stores are shedding jobs at the fastest pace since 2009 and closures are expected to surpass the number during the Great Recession. (John Roark/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's starting to look a lot like the Great Recession redux for retailers. More than twice as many stores have closed this year than at the same point last year. Bankruptcies are far outpacing last year's rate. Retailers slashed jobs at the sharpest pace in seven years this spring...
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