Online retail

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April 06, 2017 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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WWL AP Feed General
April 06, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades. The popularity of Amazon and other...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2005 file photo, customers walk out of a J.C. Penny department store in Dallas. J.C. Penney said Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping. Penney said Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it tries to improve profitability. The company...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 13, 2017 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, following a small 0.2 percent gain in November, the Commerce Department...
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A pickup truck passes the Blue Moose Saloon which opened in September in Renwick, Iowa, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Once-bustling Renwick has lost many businesses as its population declined, but when the town's sole bar closed this year, a group of friends pooled their money to repair and reopen the place as the Blue Moose Saloon. They said without a meeting place, Renwick wouldn't be much of a town. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 29, 2016 - 11:31 am
RENWICK, Iowa (AP) — Once-bustling Renwick, Iowa, lost its grocery, hardware store, school and Ford dealership years ago, but when its sole bar closed last June, it seemed to some residents there wasn't much of a town left. So a group of seven friends and spouses who had met for beers at the bar...
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