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May 31, 2020
US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high
As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and ...
May 26, 2020
Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?
Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the ...
May 22, 2020
UK regulators investigating misleading online reviews
Britain's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into misleading reviews on several big websites amid the surge ...
May 22, 2020
Virus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday
Muslims worldwide will celebrate one of their biggest holidays under the long shadow of the coronavirus, with millions ...
May 15, 2020
Why open a store? Chinese merchants go livestreaming instead
At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skincare-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 ...
May 11, 2020
Long wait for Tokyo 2020 Olympic souvenir market to pick up
These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers ...
May 07, 2020
Mom's rule: Mother's Day special doc airs on Comedy Central
Louie Anderson's late mom is never very far from the comedian's mind. He often references her in his stand-up, writes books ...
May 07, 2020
Foreigners on front lines of pandemic in Gulf Arab states
As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, Amnah Ibraheem wanted to credit those caring for ...
May 06, 2020
No school-made gifts for mom this year. Dads, get to work.
At first, the Facebook meme made me laugh: “What are dads going to do when they realize their kids aren’t bringing home any ...
May 01, 2020
The Latest: Japan task force recommends caution
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
April 26, 2020
Global death toll tops 200,000 as some virus lockdowns eased
As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing ...
April 06, 2020
Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic
Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy ...
March 26, 2020
What's in store: Groceries installing barriers amid outbreak
Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from ...
March 23, 2020
Monday: Big layoffs, bigger hirings, massive markets swings
The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global ...
March 20, 2020
Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears
As senior citizens deal with anxiety about the coronavirus, grocery store chains and other retailers have come up with a way ...
March 15, 2020
The Latest: Oregon reports first death from new coronavirus
The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700.
March 12, 2020
Fuel, flour, diapers: Cubans turn to social media for basics
“Where to find it?” and “Whatever you want” and “What do you need?” These are the names of some of the social media groups ...
March 07, 2020
With spreading virus comes fears -- and lots of stockpiling
As an Arizonan, Gregory Cohen has never had to stock up ahead of a hurricane or other natural disaster. But fear of the new ...
March 05, 2020
Spreading virus could deal big blow to malls
The growing fear over a new virus has transformed busy streets and shopping centers into ghost towns in parts of China, Japan ...
February 11, 2020
Hockney painting makes splash, sells at auction for $30M
David Hockney’s exuberant painting “The Splash” sold at auction Tuesday for almost $30 million. The painting fetched 23.
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