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By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
Climate activists have blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries. It's part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt…
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into…
By Associated Press
The deal struck Friday to postpone “Black Friday” comes amid broad concerns that French shops shuttered by the nation’s coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business.
In our news wrap Friday, stabbing attacks in London and the Netherlands have jolted both countries at the start of the holiday season. In the first incident, a man killed two people near London Bridge before he was shot and…
The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from some activists, politicians and even consumers.
By Will Evans, Reveal
Black Friday kicks off peak shopping season for Amazon. This year, the company is offering its Prime members even faster service: instead of two-day shipping, some packages will arrive at customers’ doors in only one. But many Amazon staffers say…
It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online.
In our news wrap Friday, Americans swarmed stores and scoured websites for the best Black Friday deals. The retail data firm ShopperTrak estimates today’s sales will hit $23 billion, up more than $2 billion from last year. Violence emerged amidst…
By Gretchen Frazee
Retailers placed their holiday orders with overseas manufacturers months ago, allowing them to avoid some of the tariffs that were placed on China in September.
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