Tag: retail

I bought a store for $80,000. It quadrupled in value. My friend gave $7K for the purchase and $6.7K for repairs. Does he get back 4 times both investments?

The gist of my question is I bought a store with a friend, and he now wants me to buy him out, but I feel...

Many Amazon Prime Day customers placed more than one order, with 11% placing five or more

Many customers couldn’t stop themselves from clicking the “checkout” button multiple times during the Amazon.com Inc. Prime Day shopping event. More than half of shoppers...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

You can now get an annual Sam’s Club membership for under $20

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China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

How to get Amazon Prime for free — or at a major discount — right now

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European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

Court upholds Houston hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy — workers can refuse vaccine, but ‘will simply need to work somewhere else’

A Texas hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees can stand after a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a closely watched lawsuit from workers...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

China’s New Power Play: More Control of Tech Companies’ Troves of Data

Shortly after rising to power in late 2012, Xi Jinping made his first company visit in his new job as China’s Communist Party chief, to...

What is inflation? Hint: It’s not the 12% increase in rental-car prices last month

When Chipotle CMG, +1.21% CEO Brian Niccol shared that the company has increased its menu prices by nearly 4%, some customers thought they knew exactly...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

‘Not being able to connect with people was really hard’: Company sports teams are finally getting back together

American office workers are moving from the Zoom window to the batter’s box. When Sean O’Rourke took the field at a softball league on Monday...

Dow books 3rd day of losses, S&P 500 retreats from record as stocks lose ground ahead of inflation update

U.S. stock benchmarks finished lower, losing steam in the session’s final half-hour, ahead of an eagerly awaited inflation report due Thursday, which could set the...

Poor Countries to Urge G-7 Members to Share More Covid-19 Vaccines

Public-health officials and leaders in developing-world countries are expected to press the Group of Seven countries to commit to large donations of Covid-19 vaccines and billions in...

Here’s what employers are NOT allowed to do to entice workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Answer: When the deep-fried treat is dangled as an enticement to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Government officials, companies and employers keep trying to persuade vaccine...

10 ways to get the best deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021, according to deal pros

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A huge day for meme stocks sees Mudrick reportedly dump AMC stock, and Roaring Kitty returns to rally GameStop die-hards

An extended holiday hiatus hasn’t stopped the meme stock mojo, with GameStop and AMC Entertainment registering stellar returns to start June action, sending supporters of...

6 gorgeous fire pits that landscape and design pros love, starting at just $49

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After sweetest week since January, meme stocks end on slightly sour note

If there was a meme for meme stocks, this week’s choice would be “Kombucha girl,” the viral video of a woman trying the fermented tea...

Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

Bitcoin, GameStop and NIO bets turned this flight attendant into a millionaire: Now he’s wagering it all in one final push to $3 million

Don’t invest like Andrew Dawood — you may never be as lucky. The Egyptian-born resident of Dubai turned roughly $50,000 in savings into $1.7 million...

American Eagle sales could quadruple with demand for mom jeans and loose denim styles on the rise

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is set to soar, according to UBS. The apparel and accessories retailer reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations, but...