Retail and wholesale sector performance

FILE- This Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shows a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 15, 2018 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported strong sales online and in its established store sales for its fiscal third quarter, and raised profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season. The report Thursday suggests that efforts by Walmart to improve the experience of its customers...
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An investor watches private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 29, 2018 - 5:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices were mixed Monday after Wall Street extended its slide, fueling concern about the global market outlook. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.9 percent to 6,999.72 and Germany's DAX gained 0.4 percent to 11,253.50. France's CAC 40 advanced 0.3...
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FILE - This March 31, 2018 photo shows a booth advertising a delivery service for cannabis at the Four Twenty Games in Santa Monica, Calif. California is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales. Regulators on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, announced preliminary approval of the proposed rule over objections from cities and police chiefs who say the policy will lead to crime. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 19, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs opposed the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state...
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September 14, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as shoppers spent less on cars, furniture and clothes. The Commerce Department says the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent, the smallest increase in six months, after a robust gain of 0.7 percent in July. The sluggish increase may...
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September 14, 2018 - 3:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese factory output and retail sales held up in August but investment weakened, government data showed Friday, adding to challenges for communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. The data showed little impact yet from government efforts to shore up flagging...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo shoppers look through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported strong sales growth both at stores and online, helped by remodeled locations and new delivery services as well as a stronger economy. Like Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot, it also raised its outlook as retailers benefit from shoppers spending more freely. The...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2018, file photo a rainbow illuminates the sky as 2018 MKZ sedans MKX as they sit outside a Lincoln dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Wednesday, Aug 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 15, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth. Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce Department...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets steadied Tuesday as worries subsided over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,376 and France's CAC 40 was up less than 0.1 percent to 5,414 after economic growth figures...
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FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2006, file photo, Crocs colorful resin footwear are on display at the REI flagship store in Denver. Colorado-based casual footwear company Crocs Inc., is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by the end of the year and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, while reporting a second-quarter profit of $30.4 million, or 35 cents per share. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in...
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Indian customers stand outside IKEA's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug.9, 2018. Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA opened its first store in India on Thursday, five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
August 09, 2018 - 7:31 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Band music and loud cheers greeted hundreds of customers as Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA opened its first store in India on Thursday, five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector. The store in the southern Indian city of...
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