NEW YORK — Americans kept spending this summer despite their escalating fears about the slow economic recovery and surging gas prices. A group of 18 retailers ranging from discounter Target to club-operator Costco reported monthly sales on Thursday that rose ...Read More »
Things got quite testy when the fate of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre came up during the monthly meeting of the city’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel on Thursday. ...
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NEW YORK — Shoppers showed some spending muscle in July, once summer clearance sales and the hottest July in 50 years got them in the mood. Solid sales reports from retailers Thursday took some of the sting out of weak ...
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos waded into a developing corporate culture war over gay marriage Friday with a $2.5 million donation to keep same-sex unions legal in Washington, becoming the latest in a list of high-profile executives to ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Retailers could be sweating it out this summer. Shoppers, worried about jobs and the economy, pulled back on spending in June, slowing sales for most retailers to the weakest pace since 2009. And that could leave merchants ...
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NEW YORK — Americans are spending, but they may not be for long. Some major retailers such as Target and Macy’s on Thursday posted May sales increases that beat Wall Street estimates as shoppers were lured in by Mother’s Day ...
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NEW YORK — Americans’ spending — much like the economy — continues to yo-yo. Major retailers such as Costco and Macy’s reported on Thursday that April revenue rose less that 1 percent in the worst performance since 2009 when the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Americans bought more electronics, started more home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. The gain ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy’s reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy. A combination of warm weather and high demand for spring fashions boosted ...Read More »
And more power to them. I happened upon this New York Times article over the weekend: How Companies Learn Your Secrets. The gist (it’s about 7,000 words, but it’s a quick read) is that Target hires statisticians to increase revenue. ...Read More »