Retail industry

Steve Naremore, founder and CEO of TuffyPacks, handles one of his bulletproof panels that can be inserted into various makes and sizes of backpacks before a shooting demonstration of the stopping ability of the product at the Shiloh Shooting Range, Friday, August 9, 2019, in Houston. His company produces some bullet-resistant backpacks but the bulk of his business is in removable ballistic shields that are inserted in backpacks. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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FILE = In this Dec. 15, 2010 file photo, a view of the entertainment section of a Wal-Mart store is seen in Alexandria, Va. Walmart is taking down all signs and displays from its stores that depict violence, following a mass shooting at its El Paso, Texas location that left 22 people dead. The retailer, according to an internal memo, instructed employees to turn off or unplug any video game consoles that show violent games, as well as ensure that no movies depicting violence are playing in its electronics departments. (AP Photo, File)
August 09, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores but will continue to sell guns. In an internal memo, the retailer told employees to remove any violent...
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Kansas Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart discusses a new policy that will require out-of-state businesses to collect the state's sales tax on online sales to Kansas residents, during an interview with reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Topeka, Kan.. The new policy takes effect in October and some tax experts are calling it the most aggressive in the nation for collecting state and local taxes on online sales. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 07, 2019 - 7:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting a legal battle. The state Department of Revenue issued a notice last week saying any "remote seller"...
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A fruit stall displays fruit at a market in London, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The U.K. food industry is asking the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat shortages in the event Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade relations. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 07, 2019 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016, file photo shows a CVS drugstore and pharmacy location in Philadelphia. CVS swung back to a profit in the second quarter and easily beat expectations thanks in part to its acquisition of the health insurer Aetna. The drugstore on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 reported profits of $1.94 billion, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, were $1.89 per share, which was 19 cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:31 am
CVS Health swung back to a profit in the second quarter, thanks to an influx of health insurance revenue, and the company raised its 2019 forecast beyond Wall Street expectations. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager outpaced the broader market in Wednesday trading after the...
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FILE - This July 3, 2018 file photo shows a Narcan nasal device which delivers naloxone in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, health officials reported that prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled from 2017 to...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo Walmart employees gather in a nearby parking lot after a shooting at the store in Southaven, Miss. The discounter has dealt with thousands of violent crimes at its stores across the country, including one that took place less than a week ago at a store in Mississippi where a disgruntled worker killed two co -workers and wounded a police officer. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
August 06, 2019 - 8:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Like most retailers, Walmart is accustomed to the everyday dealings of shoplifters. Now, it's confronting a bigger threat: active shooters. Three days after a man opened fire at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, and left at least 22 dead, the nation's largest retailer is faced...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo a pedestrian reflect in a store window at Barneys department store in New York. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer unable to withstand the consumer shift to online shopping and high rents. Barneys said it’ll use the bankruptcy process to review store leases to best optimize its operations. The company also announced Tuesday, Aug. 6, that it has secured $75 million in new capital to facilitate a going concern sale process. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
August 06, 2019 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online and real estate costs soar. The iconic clothier founded almost a century ago will keep the doors open at its 10-story Madison Avenue store, but its secured $75...
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August 02, 2019 - 9:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who made millions in insider trading involving the Ross Dress for Less store chain has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison. A judge in Oakland sentenced Saleem Khan on Friday. He pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy and securities fraud. In the plea...
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In this June 4, 2019 photo, job applicant Esta Williams, center, uses Tracy Simeton's back to fill out a questionnaire as they wait in line at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2%...
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