Apparel and accessories retail

A Forever 21 store is shown, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Aventura, Fla. The low-price fashion chain, a one-time hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 30, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, teens flocked to Forever 21's massive stores at the nation's malls for its speedy take on fashion, like its $5 shimmery halter tops and $25 dresses. But the chain that helped popularize so-called fast fashion has moved too slow for a new generation of young customers. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, a long line of unsold Clubman sports-utility vehicles sit at a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 13, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 13, 2019 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4% last month, down from a strong 0...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows a window display at a Gap Kids clothing store in Winter Park, Fla. The Gap Inc. reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 22, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc.'s fiscal second quarter profits fell 43%, dragged down by costs related to store closings and the restructuring of its business. The beleaguered San Francisco-based chain also reported comparable sales declines at its three top brands, including at Old Navy, once a bright...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo a shopping cart sits in the parking lot of a Target store in Marlborough, Mass. Target Corp. reports financial results Wednesday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
August 21, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The divide between retail winners and losers is widening. That became even more evident Wednesday with the latest batch of earnings reports: Big-box stores and off-price retailers have been responding faster to shoppers' increasing shift online with expanded deliveries and better...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Stephen Gilmartin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 31, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Stocks tumbled on Wall Street Friday after the U.S. announced plans to expand its trade war to Mexico, its third-biggest trading partner. The slump all but guarantees the market will end May with its first monthly loss of 2019. The S&P 500 index was on track for its fourth straight weekly...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows a window display at a Gap clothing store in Winter Park, Fla. The Gap Inc. reports financial results Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported fiscal first-quarter results on Thursday that fell well short of analysts' expectations, sending the company's stock tumbling more than 10% in after-market trading. The downbeat performance comes three months after the retailer said it was creating two...
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Trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street led by drops in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 29, 2019 - 3:49 pm
U.S. stocks sped toward their first monthly loss of 2019 Wednesday as investors shift money into the safety of bonds while fleeing high-risk holdings in the health care and technology sectors. All the major stock indexes fell in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street as the broad sell-off put the...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, a man enters the JC Penney store at the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. reported a loss of $154 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Plano, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 46 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 21, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outlook for department stores got murkier Tuesday after J.C. Penney and Kohl's reported fiscal first quarter results that showed they struggled at the start of the year. Penney, which has been trying to turn around its business for several years after a disastrous reinvention...
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May 20, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment." Its...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo rows of unsold 2019 Escape sports-utility vehicles sit in long rows at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. On Wednesday, May 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for April. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales declined last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies. Sales dropped 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a big 1.7% jump in March. Car sales dropped 1.1% last month and sales at...
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