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Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some compan...

Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding health care coverage for employees who want to enlist the services of a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies, to address racial inequities in...

Biden, Chevron chief trade sharp words over gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a pointed back and forth, the head of Chevron complained Tuesday that President Joe Biden has vilified energy firms at a time when gasoline prices are at near record levels and th...

T-shirts? Ice cream? Retailers cash in on Juneteenth

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and marketers have been quick to commemorate Juneteenth with an avalanche of merchandise from ice cream to T-shirts to party cups. But many are getting back...

Revlon, beauty icon in crowded market, files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Revlon, a cosmetics maker that broke racial barriers and dictated beauty trends for much of the last century, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The comp...

Retail sales in May slip 0.3% amid surging inflation

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans trimmed their spending unexpectedly in May compared with a month before, underscoring how surging inflation on daily necessities like gas is causing them to be more cautious ...

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Back-to-school sales to be up 7.5%

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2022 back-to-school shopping season should enjoy strong sales increases from a year ago, fueled by a heavy demand for trendy fashion, though the growth won't be as robust as last y...

Facing huge inventory, Target cuts vendor orders, prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is canceling orders from suppliers, particularly for home goods and clothing, and it's slashing prices further to clear out amassed inventory ahead of the critical fall and holi...

After rough run, Kohl's surges on potential takeover

Shares of Kohl's spiked more than 11% Tuesday after the retailer said that it is in advanced talks to be sold in a deal worth about $8 billion. The Wisconsin chain said late Monday ...

Inflation divide: The wealthy splurge, the poorest pull back

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans at the low end of the income rung are once again struggling to make ends meet. A confluence of factors — the expiration of federal stimulus checks and surgi...

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. ...

Thai garment workers win $8.3M in back pay after layoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,250 Thai workers who sewed bras for brands Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant and Torrid — and who were laid off last year without their legally required severance — have recei...

Macy's raises annual profit outlook on strong Q1 results

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers' return to occasion dressing helped to power Macy's fiscal first-quarter results, and the department store chain raised its annual earnings outlook even as surging inflation i...

Best Buy lowers outlook as Q1 results show inflation's bite

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. posted first-quarter results that showed shoppers pulled back on spending, while higher costs ate into profits. The nation's largest consumer electronics...

Consumers defy inflation to support economy. For how long?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes ...