Shopping

May 22, 2020 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into misleading reviews on several big websites amid the surge in online shopping during pandemic lockdown restrictions. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday that it will look into how the websites detect,...
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A man takes a picture next the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill of Athens, on Monday, May 18, 2020. Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and other ancient sites Monday, along with high schools, shopping malls, and mainland travel in the latest round of easing pandemic restrictions imposed in late March. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 18, 2020 - 9:16 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — German foreign minister pledges cooperation on...
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A woman walks with a child at SouthPark Mall, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Strongsville, Ohio. Ohio retail businesses reopened Tuesday following a nearly two-month-long shutdown ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine to limit the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 15, 2020 - 6:57 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on retail...
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In this April 5, 2020 photo, Goop fashion director Ali Pew is poses in Los Angeles. After weeks stuck in isolation, bodies molded into beds and couches glued to TVs and computers, with little to delineate weekends from weekdays, a pronounced fashion trend is emerging in loungewear. It's comfy, everyday clothing with a bit more refinement, unfussy, minimal, but pulled together enough for a zoom conference call with your boss. (Oliver Clark via AP)
May 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
MIAMI (AP) — When Los Angeles-based fashion blogger Jacey Duprie finally emerged from days in sweats, changing into black jeans, an ankle-length camel sweater and Gucci loafers, she counted it as one of those “very big victories that used to be small victories.” Since people have spent weeks stuck...
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In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, a man looks at Olympic souvenirs at a Tokyo 2020 official shop in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Official Tokyo Olympic souvenir shops are drawing few customers these days. The pandemic and the fact the Olympics have been postponed for a year has wiped out almost all business. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 10, 2020 - 10:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an unclear future. And they're worrying moments for Tokyo organizers, who hope to generate $100 million by...
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In this Jan. 23, 2020, photo, a Nintendo sign is seen at the company's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. has scored a 33% jump in annual profit as people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic turn to playing games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 07, 2020 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. scored a 33% jump in annual profit, as people stuck at home turn to playing games. Kyoto-based Nintendo, which did not break down quarterly numbers, said Thursday its sales for the fiscal year through March rose 9% from the year before to 1.3...
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Tarrah Gibbons
May 06, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Will you be heading back to the mall once it reopens? What will shopping malls be like when coronavirus restrictions are lifted? One mall company weighs in on their plans for reopening.
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People walk in an empty street during a lockdown imposed by the government to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the historic district of downtown Sao Luis, in the northeastern state of Maranhao, Brazil, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The capital of tropical Maranhão state ground largely to a halt Tuesday, becoming the first major Brazilian city to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system of one of the country's poorest states. (Douglas Junior/Futura Press via AP)
May 05, 2020 - 8:05 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The capital of tropical Maranhão state ground largely to a halt Tuesday, becoming the first major Brazilian city to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system of one of the country's poorest states. Some 1.5 million...
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This combination photo of images released by Julien's Auctions shows a 1984 blue “cloud” guitar custom-made for Prince that he played in his prime period just after “Purple Rain.” The item is one of many up for auction by Julien’s Auctions taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale. Julien's Auctions announced Monday that the auction taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online will...
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Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at a press conference in Tokyo after meeting with a panel of experts on the new coronavirus Friday, May 1, 2020. Nishimura, tasked with the government’s coronavirus measures, said ongoing social distancing efforts under the state of emergency should be kept in place for a while in order to prevent a resurgence of the surge of the infections despite signs of a slowing trend. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 01, 2020 - 2:22 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan task force recommends social distancing...
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