Online shopping

FILE - This Jan. 7, 2018 file photo shows the Oxford Street, London branch of House of Fraser. The move toward online shopping and a Brexit-related rise in prices are causing more pain for British retailers, with department store House of Fraser filing plans in court Wednesday June 6, 2018, saying it plans to close over half its stores, including its flagship premises on London’s Oxford Street. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The move toward online shopping and a Brexit-related rise in prices are causing more pain for British retailers, with department store House of Fraser saying it plans to close over half its stores, including its flagship premises on London's Oxford Street. The company filed plans in...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:43 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder offered more than $3.3 million Friday for a private lunch with Warren Buffett, an amount just short of the record paid in 2016 and 2012 for the chance to pick the brain of the renowned investor and philanthropist. An online auction that raises money for the...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:31 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the winning bid for a lunch with investor Warren Buffett (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An anonymous bidder has offered more than $3.3 million to win a private lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia, Amazon said in a statement on Friday June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...
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Venus, rear right, and Serena Williams of the U.S. return a shot against Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 30, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Serena Williams has opened an online shop for her fashion line. She announced the venture with a series of tweets that described the path she took from the original idea more than a decade ago to Wednesday's launch. "I...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo, a Best Buy store sign is illuminated, in Orange, Calif. Best Buy Co. Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online. The nation's largest consumer electronic was also buoyed by stronger consumer confidence in...
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Global president of Christie's Jussi Pylkkanen, right, taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale at $75 million of Claude Monet's "Nympheas en fleur" during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection. That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More deliveries and higher revenue per package boosted first-quarter profit at UPS, but the company was hampered by rising costs as it upgrades its network to keep up with online shopping. United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that it earned $1.35 billion in the quarter, up 15...
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FILE- This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, in Wayne, N.J. Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 million to buy Toys R Us’s Canadian operations in bankruptcy. According to court papers filed late Thursday, April 19, 2018, the bidder is taking on a role of a “stalking horse” in a court-approved auction set for Monday in New York. That means it could be outbid in the auction if other buyers come in with a higher offer. The bid from Fairfax surpassed the $215 million offer that Isaac Larian, the CEO of privately held toy company MGA Entertainment, made last week. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 21, 2018 - 8:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business. Its German branch said in a statement Saturday that Smyths Toys has signed an agreement to...
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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley speaks outside the Supreme Court after the court hears oral arguments on a case involving a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases on state's sales tax collection, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota v. Wayfair is a case arguing about whether a rule the Supreme Court announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 17, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don't always get charged sales tax when they hit "checkout" online. The justices were hearing arguments in a case that deals with how businesses collect sales tax on online purchases...
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