Retail industry

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows the Standard Cognition cashier-less store on Market Street in San Francisco. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 12, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo the logo for Rite Aid is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% to make the remaining shares valuable enough to remain on the New York Stock Exchange. The struggling drugstore chain’s board has approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split that shareholders backed in a vote last month. That will cut the company’s share count from nearly 1.1 billion to about 54 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 11, 2019 - 8:14 am
Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% in a bid to push the remaining shares above minimum trading requirements on the New York Stock Exchange. The board of the struggling drugstore chain approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split after shareholders backed the plan last month...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo specialist Patrick King, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:44 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn a day earlier that ended an eight-day winning streak. Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft rose 0.5% and Cisco systems added 0.7%. Drug developer Gilead Sciences...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo people walk past and into an Amazon Go store in San Francisco. Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don’t accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 10, 2019 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don't accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores. Amazon confirmed...
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April 04, 2019 - 12:41 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California business owner says store surveillance video recorded a man stealing a small chain saw by stuffing it down his pants. Jeff Bennett of RG Equipment tells the Fresno Bee his security camera caught the theft Wednesday afternoon. The video shows the man take the chain...
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April 04, 2019 - 8:02 am
CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don't want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000...
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Country music star Brad Paisley operates a backhoe as he breaks ground for The Store, a free grocery store for people in need, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 03, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo, people walk in to a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreens slashed its 2019 forecast and missed second-quarter expectations with a performance that sent its shares plunging Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and knocked down the Dow Jones industrial average. The nation’s largest drugstore chain said it now expects adjusted earnings per share to be roughly flat this year after confirming as recently as late December a forecast for growth of 7% to 12%. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 02, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Walgreens slashed its 2019 forecast and missed second-quarter expectations with a performance that sent its shares plunging Tuesday and helped knock down the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Company leaders told analysts that challenges they had been expecting like reimbursement cuts and lower price...
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Acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Annapolis. Young has become acting mayor after Catherine Pugh abruptly announced Monday that she's taking a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about involving book sales. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
April 02, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about "self-dealing" book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. Mayor Catherine Pugh's office says she feels...
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