Retail and wholesale

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, few shoppers are seen at the Galleria Dallas mall in Dallas, Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 04, 2020 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans are getting their first taste of what pandemic shopping looks like at their local mall. Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest mall operator, reopened several dozen shopping centers across Texas, Georgia and roughly ten other states between Friday and Monday...
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A man wearing a mask walks by a window display at a J Crew store in Rockefeller Center, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in New York. On April 30, the company announced it would apply for bankruptcy protection amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 04, 2020 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling fashion brand J.Crew has filed for bankruptcy protection, the first major retailer to do so since the coronavirus pandemic forced most stores across the United States to close their doors. More retail bankruptcies are expected in coming weeks, with Neiman Marcus and J.C...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Joe Feld, owner of Flying Color Comics, loads comics into plastic bags for curbside delivery outside his shop in Concord, Calif. The biggest day of the year for comics retailers in America is May 2, Free Comic Book Day, which Feld created. There will be no such day this May, and no comics to populate it after the main distributor stopped shipping product. Will the industry that fuels millions of collectors' superhero dreams and provides fodder for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters be dealt a powerful death blow by the effects of the coronavirus? (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 01, 2020 - 2:16 am
The pandemic has transformed Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics, into a nightly TV host. Nine times a week, Blanch leads a livestream from the store she lives above in Muncie, Indiana, to sell some comics and interact with regulars. She holds up issues one by one, usually for $5 or $10, and...
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In this April 17, 2020, photo, pedestrians wait for crossing street in front of a statue at Shinjuku business district in Tokyo. Under Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others are dining out, picnicking in parks and crowding into grocery stores with scant regard for social distancing. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 30, 2020 - 7:45 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others continue to dine out, picnic in parks and crowd into grocery stores with scant regard for social distancing...
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A person wearing a mask jogs past an Amazon Go store, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in downtown Seattle. Amazon.com is expected to announce earnings for the first quarter of 2020 at the close of markets Thursday, a report that is expected to be closely watched due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the company. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 30, 2020 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s sales soared in the first three months of the year, as more home-bound people shopped online amid the coronavirus pandemic. But getting millions of packages to shopper’s doorsteps is expensive. The rising costs pushed Amazon’s first-quarter profit down 29% and its earnings...
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April 30, 2020 - 6:01 am
Most McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. and China are now open for drive-thru and delivery, but global lockdown orders still took a bite out of the company’s first quarter sales. McDonald’s said Thursday its sales fell 6% to $4.71 billion in the January-March period. Declines have persisted in...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on the coronavirus response, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 28, 2020 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation's food supply. The order uses the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical...
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Gabrielle Schmees, 29, and Diego Grassano, 31, kiss wearing protective masks on the day of their wedding at the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park on Monday, April 27, 2020, in Houston. Because of COVID-19, the couple decided to postpone their official wedding and have a small one at the Waterwall Park until December when they can have the official one with all of their family and friends. (Marie De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Restaurants opened up to dine-in patrons in at least three states Monday and the governor of Texas allowed movie theaters, malls and eateries to start letting customers trickle into their establishments later this week. Across the country, an ever-changing patchwork of loosening stay-home orders...
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People wearing protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus jog at Chalputepec park in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 27, 2020 - 6:06 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government continued its tug of war with businesses on Monday, pledging to reopen factories vital to the U.S. economy while shaming others that refuse to close under lockdown measures decreed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, "For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of a store in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are seeing signs that more owners are contemplating the possibility of bankruptcy. Government aid my simply be too little too late. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 26, 2020 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are...
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