Sales figures

April 17, 2019 - 3:43 am
MILAN (AP) — New car sales in Europe are continuing to fall for the seventh straight month, dropping by 4 percent in March. The European carmakers' association ACEA, based in Brussels, said 1.72 million new cars were sold last month, down from 1.79 million in March 2018. Italy led all five top...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, a staff member walks past an auto transport loaded with new vehicles in the parking lot for a local automaker in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The China Association of Auto Manufacturers, reported Friday, April 12, 2019, that sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the industry's biggest global market fell 6.9 percent in March from a year earlier. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell again in March but the contraction in the biggest global market was smaller than in recent months, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the industry's biggest global market fell 6.9% from a year earlier to just over 2...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, photo, Joe and Deb Colgan sit with their German shepherds Gracie, on the floor, and Takaani, on the couch, in their home in Oconomowoc, Wis. The Colgans started feeding their two previous dogs raw meat seven years ago and continued with Gracie and Takaani because they say they have less health problems and cleaner teeth. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding raw, freeze dried or lightly cooked meat and vegetables to their dogs and cats. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 04, 2019 - 12:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ford said Wednesday it will close three factories in Russia, causing heavy job losses, as it pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country. The U.S. carmaker said it will stop making passenger cars in Russia by the end of June, closing vehicle assembly plants in St...
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March 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a customer shops in a Sears store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Monday, March 11, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December and January. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 11, 2019 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Retail sales increased just 0.2 percent, the Commerce Department said Monday, after a sharp fall of 1.6 percent in...
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FILE- This June 15, 2017, file photo, shows Kroger grocery store shopping carts with the store's name in Flowood, Miss. Kroger reports financial results Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:30 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger's costly modernization plan may eventually help it compete with retailers like Walmart. But in the meantime, it's a big drag on profits. The supermarket chain's shares fell sharply Thursday after it reported weaker-than-expected fourth quarter earnings and disappointing...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Strong online sales and more shoppers helped push Target’s fourth-quarter results past Wall Street’s expectations. The chain’s remodeling and expanded delivery services enticed shoppers to buy during the critical holiday season. The retailer reported a 31 percent jump in comparable digital sales, with same-store sales up 5.3 percent. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 05, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's expanded online delivery options, new brands and updated stores helped drive shoppers to spend more during the critical holiday shopping season. Target, which is trying to narrow the gap between itself and online leader Amazon, enjoyed a 31 percent spike in online sales...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, the J.C. Penney logo is seen hanging outside the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports financial results Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 28, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is closing more stores following weak holiday sales season for the retailer. Net income tumbled nearly 70 percent, and a key measure for health dropped 4 percent in the fourth-quarter, the most crucial period of the year for retailers who bank on strong holiday sales...
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FILE- In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Best Buy Co., Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)
February 27, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy put up some big holiday sales numbers Wednesday, more evidence that Americans are willing and able to spend on gadgets and big TVs. The nation's largest consumer electronics chain delivered a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in sales at established stores for the...
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