Angelina Jolie Bonds With Son Knox, 12, On Special Mother/Son Outing — Pics

It was a mother/son day out for Angelina Jolie and her youngest boy, Knox, as they hit up a few stores on a shopping trip on Aug. 2. Angelina Jolie logged some special one-on-one time with her son, Knox Jolie-Pitt, on August 2. The pair were photographed out and about in the midst of a shopping […]

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Florida’s Summer of Dread

MIAMI — The crowded grocery stores, empty shelves and barren streets of South Florida in the dawning days of the coronavirus pandemic felt unsettlingly familiar: They resembled the rush of preparations and then the tense silence that precede a hurricane. Maybe the tough residents of a state used to dealing with unpredictable forces of nature […]

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Target to close on Thanksgiving, ending Black Friday kickoff

By Anne D’Innocenzio | The Associated Press Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jumpstarting Black Friday with doorbuster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking the Black Friday in-store bargain shopping as they try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which […]

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Walmart to close its stores on Thanksgiving Day

By Anne D’Innocenzio | The Associated Press Walmart will be closing its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year, saying it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The move, announced Tuesday, marks the first major indication of how COVID will affect Black Friday store […]

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Walmart announces it will close all stores for Thanksgiving Day

Walmart said it will close all of its stores on Thanksgiving Day — a big pivot from its usual practice of kicking off Black Friday doorbuster sales during the storied US holiday. This year’s closures, which will fall on Nov. 26, will affect all of the company’s Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, the company said […]

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JCPenney to cut 1,000 jobs, shutter 152 stores

JCPenney said on Wednesday it would cut about 1,000 jobs and shutter 152 stores as the US department store chain looks to emerge from Chapter 11 protection and the COVID-19 crisis. The layoffs would affect corporate, field management, and international roles and eligible departing employees would receive a severance package. The company is also in […]

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Walmart, Nation’s Largest Retailer, to Require Customers Wear Masks

Walmart will begin requiring that all of its customers wear masks in its stores, starting on Monday. The new rule from the nation’s largest retailer, with more than 5,000 stores nationwide, is a strong statement about wearing masks in public space at a time when the issue has become politicized. In a statement, Walmart said […]

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Microsoft to permanently close most of its physical stores

Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant, co-founded by now-philanthropist Bill Gates, had to temporarily close stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores worldwide, including 72 stores in […]

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GNC files for bankruptcy, shuttering stores as it looks for a buyer

GNC filed for bankruptcy, saying it will shutter more than 15 percent of its stores after state-ordered coronavirus lockdowns crimped sales this spring. The 85 year-old supplements seller — which struggled with sagging sales in recent years, even as it shouldered more than $700 million in debt — said in a Chapter 11 late Tuesday […]

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After Night of Violence Targeting Police, Germany Seeks ‘Roots of Anger’

BERLIN — Ever since hundreds of young men attacked the police and vandalized dozens of stores in Germany on Saturday, the country has been wrestling with the question of why a routine check of a suspected drug dealer led to such an outpouring of violence. While there were no political demands expressed during the night […]

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NYC takes ‘biggest step’ in reopening after virus crisis

New York City ventured into a crucial stage of reopening as stores let people in Monday, offices brought workers back, restaurants seated customers outdoors and residents both welcomed and worried about rebounding from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak. From Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street” store to the World Trade Center’s office towers, the city was […]

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Japan shoppers queue, crash website for Uniqlo’s washable masks

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese shoppers queued at Uniqlo stores and crashed its website on Friday as the clothing chain began selling face masks with breathable fabric used in the brand’s popular underwear, preparing for the coronavirus outbreak lasting through summer. Scenes of people standing in the rain waiting for stores to open were seen throughout […]

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Apple to begin reopening stores in NYC this week

Apple will reopen its New York City stores by appointment this week after the coronavirus shuttered them for three months. The iPhone-maker’s 10 retail locations will open their doors this week for the first time since March, it said in a statement, allowing customers to schedule appointments for order pickups or device repairs. The Cupertino, […]

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Retail Sales Rebound in May, but the Future Looks Dim

National retail sales rebounded in May as thousands of stores and restaurants reopened after lockdowns were lifted and federal stimulus checks and tax refunds fueled a burst of spending. But many of the stores and restaurants that welcomed back customers last month did so with fewer employees, reflecting a permanently altered retail landscape and an […]

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Walmart to stop displaying ‘multicultural’ beauty products in locked cases

Walmart announced Wednesday that their stores will stop displaying personal care products meant for people of color in locked cases in response to complaints the practice was discriminatory. “We have made the decision to discontinue placing multicultural hair care and beauty products in locked cases,” the company said in an email statement on Wednesday. About […]

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Macy’s says 450 reopened stores are performing better than expected

Macy’s said on Tuesday its 450 reopened stores were performing better than expected, giving some respite for the department store chain that reported nearly $1 billion in quarterly operating losses due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The company’s shares rose 12 percent in premarket trading, a day after Macy’s said it had raised $4.5 billion to navigate […]

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H&M temporarily shutters some stores over George Floyd protests

H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Tuesday it had temporarily closed 95 of its stores in the US because of the violent protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody. “We have closed 95 stores temporarily due to the protests,” an H&M spokesman told Reuters. The protests erupted across the US […]

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Apple is tracking iPhones stolen by looters

Apple has an eerie message for the looters who have pillaged its stores during recent protests: We’re watching you. Thieves who made off with iPhones from ransacked Apple retail locations in recent days quickly learned that the gadgets were loaded with special security software, as they displayed a message on their screens indicating that their […]

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George Floyd protests force Walmart, Target and CVS to close stores

Major retailers including Walmart, Target and CVS have closed stores as protests over the police killing of George Floyd turned violent, according to reports. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, shut hundreds of stores Sunday afternoon as protesters clashed with police and looting roiled some places. Damage from protests kept dozens of Walmart stores closed all […]

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Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores […]

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Target Temporarily Closing or Shortening Hours at 200 Stores

Target is temporarily closing or shortening the hours of about 200 stores in the United States as protests and looting spread across country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The Target store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, the location nearest to where Mr. Floyd died, was engulfed by unrest, badly damaged and […]

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Target temporarily closing stores due to protest dangers

Target is temporarily closing 105 stores in 10 states after several were broken into during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The company is closing 46 stores in California and 33 in Minnesota, where the company is based and where the protests over Floyd’s death began. Target is also closing […]

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Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending; savings hit record high

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Closed luxury retail stores on 5th Avenue in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the […]

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