PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that changes how the sales tax exemption for Oregonians shopping in that state works.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city along Lake Erie has been selected as the best coastal small town in America by a USA Today reader's survey featuring 20 coastal towns.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More Wisconsin grocers are asking municipalities for liquor license extensions so they can take alcohol purchased online out to customers' vehicles.
On the Money: More grocers are offering delivery
DETROIT (AP) — Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is worth the higher cost.
Millennial Money: 3 ways to curb a shopping urge
Shopping can be a form of relaxation, an entertaining way to spend time or even a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit.
Whether you sometimes give in to a weakness for designer...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tony Ross lives in the small town of Peculiar, Missouri, now, but he was shopping at Leon's Thriftway on East 39th Street days before the grocery business shut its doors...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kentucky Derby isn't the only spectacle on the first weekend in May. There's also the 100 Mile Garage Sale.
The annual bargain shopping event along both the Minnesota...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers overcame low expectations and a roster without any current or former All-Stars to win 48 games, make the playoffs and push the two-time defending...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's push into advertising and cloud computing is paying off, helping the online shopping giant's first quarter profit more than double from a year ago.
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones...
UK blocks Sainsbury’s merger with Walmart unit Asda
LONDON (AP) — British regulators blocked Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the...
Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their...
How to get the most out of online reviews
In the world of online shopping , often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it:...
Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment
NEW YORK (AP) — Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or...
Couple is turning a ghost town into a destination
SHREWSBURY, Pa. (AP) — In this day and age, it is peculiar to see a long-forgotten town being completely rebuilt and not bulldozed in favor of a new shopping center.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will end up with a stake in the online shopping giant worth more than $35...
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Family and friends say the person who jumped from the roof of a building at a Los Angeles-area shopping mall and hit a man below was a 17-year-old boy with...
- Watertown Daily Times6 ways to save money when shopping on AmazonMay 21, 2019
- The Daily JournalWoman who has spread holiday cheer now needs aidMay 17, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceThe State Of Malls Throughout Northeast Pennsylvania VariesMay 12, 2019
- Houston ChronicleSmoothie chains sign up for shops in suburbsMay 10, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border raised fears Monday of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based shopping mall company Simon Property Group Inc. is testing an online shopping platform aiming to drive consumer traffic to its outlet stores across the...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say an employee of a Jewish Federation in North Texas has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing nearly $1 million and spending the money...
Shopping mall decline: What malls are doing to stay open
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Barbara Wilhelm and Sally Findley remember when Westmoreland Mall was packed, even on weekdays.
They recently sat in the food court surrounded by partially filled...
NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat.
Stars go shopping at Fashion Week
Family of Alabama man slain by police sues for evidence
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of an Alabama man fatally shot by police in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving have filed suit to make the state release more evidence about the case.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending tumbled 0.5 percent in December, the biggest decline in nine years, as the holiday shopping season ended in disappointment. Meanwhile, incomes rose sharply...
Online bidding for Bangor Mall drawing to a conclusion
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The fate of the Bangor Mall will be known soon.
Ten-X Commercial expects to conclude an online auction for the shopping mall on Tuesday. The starting bid was listed as...
Pass it On: Saks President Marc Metrick on competition
NEW YORK (AP) — Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick has been reinventing the luxury chain's business since he took on the top role in April 2015.
Saks Fifth Avenue president talks about luxury
NEW YORK (AP) — Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick wants to bring theater to luxury shopping at a time when shoppers can buy their designer handbags online.
Correction: Grab And Go Shopping story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about retailers adopting technology to allow shoppers to buy goods without waiting in line, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a provider of checkout-free shopping technology. The company is Grabango, not Grabandgo.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Retailers are shopping for ways to get rid of checkout lines
Grab a soda and go: Convenience stores embracing cashier-less shopping
Mixed finish for US stock indexes over weak retail sales
U.S. stock indexes clawed most of the way back from an early slide Thursday to finish mostly lower, ending a four-day winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500 index.
Losses in banks and retailers and consumer products makers offset gains in health care stocks, technology companies and elsewhere in the market as investors weighed new data showing retail sales slumped in December amid a disappointing holiday shopping season.
Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the...
The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man’s shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):
Two demonstrators have been arrested outside the Alabama attorney general's office during a protest over the 2018 shooting death of a black man at a shopping mall.
Law enforcement officers on Wednesday afternoon led two women away in handcuffs after a demonstration over the state's decision to clear a police officer in the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
Amazon has another ‘Prime’ holiday: Profit tops $3 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing.
The company, however, issued an estimate for the current quarter's revenue that was below what Wall Street analysts expected, sending its stock down about 5 percent in after-hours trading Thursday.
H&M profit drops as retailer adapts to more online shopping
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped about 10 percent to 3.5 billion kronor ($390 million) as consumers continued to shift to online shopping.
The Stockholm-based group retailer said quarterly sales increased by 12 percent to 56.4 million kronor ($6.22 million), while full-year sales rose 5 percent to 210.4 billion kronor ($23.2 billion).
Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
Results released Tuesday revealed the magnitude of the iPhone slump — a 15 percent drop in revenue from the previous year. That decline in Apple's most profitable product caused Apple's total earnings for the October-December quarter to dip slightly to $20 billion.
Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack
HOUSTON (AP) — Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex.
The Houston Chronicle reports the 40-year-old was remembered as a compassionate person who was close to his family at the burial service Thursday at Beth Yeshurun Cemetery.
Off the Charts: Holiday heartbreak for retailers
NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn't see it coming.
The U.S. economy has been growing at a steady pace, and unemployment is low and consumer confidence is high. That seemed to set the stage for strong sales over the holidays, but companies including Macy's, Nordstrom and Signet all said they struggled badly over the critical December shopping period.
Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling.
Correction: Mall Shooting-Alabama story
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a fatal police shooting on Thanksgiving night, The Associated Press reported erroneously that testimony showed a man killed by police in an Alabama shopping mall was standing over a shooting victim. The statement was made by a defense attorney, not a witness.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Lawyer: Man shot by Alabama police held gun over victim
What to buy every month in 2019
A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution.
Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them.
Police: More than 60 victims in changing-room camera case
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police believe more than 60 women and girls were secretly recorded undressing in changing rooms at northern Virginia shopping malls in the weeks before Christmas.
Fairfax County Police arrested 39-year-old Mumtaz Rauf of Alexandria on Christmas Eve and charged him with unlawful filming of a minor after a girl noticed a small camera in a changing room at a Forever 21 store in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax.
‘A little book-nuts’: Bank Books keeps reading personal
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Larry Cavagnaro's quest for books generally leads him in a cluster of colorful directions.
"I kind of collect a little bit of everything," said Cavagnaro, of Hedgesville, citing comic books along with books featuring role-playing games, surrealist art and other topics.
On Wednesday afternoon, Cavagnaro was shopping in Bank Books, at 145 S. Queen St., in Martinsburg.
"They've actually had some of the stuff that I've searched for over the years," Cavagnaro said.
18 injured in panic at Florida mall after food court fight
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people were injured at a Florida shopping mall when a crowd fled loud noises they mistook for gunfire.
Orange County Sheriff's Office Master Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said chairs hitting the ground during an altercation in the food court set off the panic Saturday at The Florida Mall in Orlando.
Tejada-Monforte said deputies responding to a call about shots fired quickly determined that a man and a woman had been fighting and knocked over the chairs.
KITCHEN SMARTS: 6 supermarket shortcuts that save time later
If you've had one of those days, and you find yourself glancing at the clock only to discover that it's already 5 p.m. (What!?) and dinner is not simmering cheerfully on the stove, then you may feel like you have limited options. Yes, there is the frozen meal or take-out route. And sure, you can still start from scratch, shopping and cooking and sitting down to eat late and exhausted.
North Korea’s ‘Singapore shops’ expose gap in sanctions push
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite the unwanted publicity of a criminal trial for one of their main suppliers, business is booming at Pyongyang's 'Singapore shops,' which sell everything from Ukrainian vodka to brand-name knock-offs from China. The stores stock many of the very things United Nations' sanctions banning trade in luxury goods are intended to block and provide a nagging reminder that not all potential trade partners are lining up behind the U.N.'s pronouncements or the Trump administration's policy of maximum pressure on the North.
2 homeless men allegedly broke into home, cooked dinner
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner.
Robby Spillman tells KNBC-TV he returned from Christmas shopping last Friday to find the men in his Santa Monica apartment.
Kansas shopping mall shuts down after gunfire erupts outside
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City shopping mall filled with after-Christmas bargain hunters had to shut as police investigated a report of gunfire in the parking lot.
Police find body of missing 68-year-old woman
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island have found the body of a 68-year-old Connecticut woman whose vehicle was found in a parking lot near the water in Westerly.
Police say Lucia Ritacco went shopping on Christmas Eve morning but didn't return to her home in the Pawcatuck neighborhood of Stonington, Connecticut. Her family reported her missing at about 4 p.m. Monday.