Online shopping

In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a UPS driver takes his truck on a delivery route, in New York. UPS Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 01, 2018 - 4:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network. The company said Thursday that it plans between $6.5 billion and $7 billion of capital spending this year on...
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In this Jan. 12, 2018, photo, divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who has represented celebrities like Britney Spears and Johnny Depp, poses at her Century City office in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Jan. 25, Wasser is launching a new website and service called, It's Over Easy, that aims to help couples get divorced online without having to hire an attorney or set foot into a courthouse. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 25, 2018 - 3:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years, Laura Wasser has been one of the go-to divorce attorneys when Hollywood power couples break up. Now Wasser wants to bring some of the strategies she's developed during her career representing stars such as Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Johnny Depp to help...
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Rings made of recycled wood and other found materials along with resin for under $30 each are shown at Bhoomki, a Brooklyn store specializing in "ethically-fashioned" and hand-crafted clothing and jewelry, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. Craftspeople in some of the poorest places on earth are making unexpected inroads into the U.S. retail market, expanding their clientele beyond museum shops and craft markets. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 24, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu temple floral offerings, help craft scarves for Eileen Fisher and Anthropologie. Baskets hand-woven in...
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A customer scans his Amazon Go cellphone app at the entrance as he heads into an Amazon Go store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. The store, which opened to the public on Monday, allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave. The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 22, 2018 - 8:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no registers and no cash — this is how Amazon sees the future of store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday in Seattle, which lets shoppers take milk, potato chips or ready-to-eat salads off its shelves and just walk out. Amazon...
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January 16, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season. That's according to Adobe Analytics, which reports online shopping during the holiday season reached $108.2 billion, up almost 15 percent from $94.4 billion the year before. The research arm of software maker Adobe...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Laila Ummelaila, a personal shopper at the Walmart store in Old Bridge, N.J., collects items as she shops for online shoppers. Personal shoppers collect items on online orders and greet customers at a pickup location in the parking lot. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 08, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople,...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by Kim Porter, shows people living in tents and trailers in Rockport, Texas. The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece _ not counting utilities, maintenance or labor _ on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage. Officials have continued the practice even amid a temporary housing shortage in Texas, where almost 8,000 applicants are still awaiting federal support nearly four months after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Gulf Coast. (Kim Porter via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 11:30 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance or labor — on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage, The Associated Press...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. Online shoppers will pay close attention to at least two things this holiday season: shipping costs and return deadlines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 25, 2017 - 10:51 am
Online shoppers will pay close attention to at least two things this holiday season: shipping costs and return deadlines. Nowadays, free shipping during the holidays is more of a requirement than a competitive advantage for retailers, according to Christopher Newman, an assistant professor of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers feeling good about the economy, who are spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats, could make this the best holiday season in several years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 24, 2017 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years. That's good news for retailers, some of which have had few reasons of late to be merry. But there's...
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