Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. ...

US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales rose in September for the fifth month in a row, as Americans spent more on clothing, cars and sporting goods. The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday t...

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller told customers in an ema...

Holiday shopping gets early start with October Prime Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Halloween is still weeks away, but retailers are hoping you'll start your holiday shopping now. The big push is coming from Amazon, which is holding its annual Prime ...

Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the ...

The latest hard-to-find item: a desk

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of kids logging o...

Did I leave the stove on? Amazon's flying camera can check

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to be able to answer the nagging question: Did I leave the stove on? The company unveiled a flying home camera that you can ask to fly to check the stove...

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. ...

Kohl's to cut 15% of office jobs due to virus-related slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's, whose sales have been hurt by the pandemic, said Tuesday that it will cut 15% of its office workers to save money. The company declined to say how many people...

Pandemic brings toilet paper from Mexico to American stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to kee...

Lego to ditch plastic bags for paper ones in its boxed sets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. The Danish toymaker said it will start making the swit...

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it will be hiring another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said the new hires will help pack, ship or sor...

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is on a hiring spree. In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring ab...

15 years later, Walmart launches its answer to Amazon Prime

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime. Called Walmart+, it will cost $98 a year, or $12.9...

Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting an Amazon packaged delivered from the sky is closer to becoming a reality. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it had granted Amazon approval to d...