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The Goldfish Tariff: Fancy Pet Fish Among The Stranger Casualties Of The Trade War

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

China is considered the motherland of aquarium goldfish, bred over centuries into rare forms. Now tariffs have some U.S. sellers of these goldfish in a tailspin.


Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy, May Close Up To 178 U.S. Stores

Monday, September 30, 2019

Forever 21 may close 178 U.S. stores during bankruptcy proceedings. Started by a Korean immigrant couple in 1984, the retailer went all in on fast fashion, malls and big, expensive physical stores.


Walmart To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

Friday, September 20, 2019

The nation's largest retailer cited regulatory "complexity and uncertainty" around e-cigarettes. U.S. health officials have raised alarms over growing cases of lung injury associated with vaping.


Amazon Makes 'Climate Pledge' As Workers Plan Walkout

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Amazon's plans include being carbon-neutral by 2040 and buying 100,000 electric delivery vans. It faced outcry from workers, hundreds of whom planned to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.


NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

Monday, September 16, 2019

Since August 2018, NPR has been tracking about 80 items sold at a Georgia Walmart with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, prices rose 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.


Walmart Curbs Ammunition Sales, Calls For Stronger Background Checks

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Walmart will phase out handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition. It's also restricting "open carry" in stores. A month ago, two shootings happened at two Walmarts in one week.


Lord & Taylor Sold To Online Clothing Rental Startup For $100 Million

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Lord & Taylor, considered to be the oldest U.S. department store, is being sold to an online clothing-rental startup called Le Tote for $100 million.


Used Clothing Offers Fresh Hope For 2 Struggling Department Stores

Friday, August 16, 2019

In their latest gasp for fresh ideas, Macy's and J.C. Penney made the same choice: A tie-up with ThredUp, the largest online store for second-hand clothes –- one of retail's fastest-growing segments.


Trump's New Tariff Target List: Flags In, Bibles Out, Frog Meat Delayed

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Trump administration tweaked its list of Chinese imports subject to a 10% tariff this fall. We found some surprises buried in the thousands of tariff line items.


U.S. Makes Another Move To Shut Out Huawei

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On Tuesday, the government enacts a new ban on Huawei — preventing agencies from using federal money from buying services or equipment from the Chinese company.


FedEx Is Breaking Up With Amazon, Ending Ground-Shipping Contract

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Federal Express is increasingly seeing Amazon as a competitor in the shipping business. FedEx announced Wednesday that it is ending its ground-shipping contract with Amazon.


Gun Control Advocates Call For Big Box Stores To Stop Selling Guns And Ammunition

Monday, August 05, 2019

Recent mass shootings have renewed pressure on retailers that sell guns, including Walmart. Gun control advocates are once again calling for big box stores to stop selling guns and ammunition.


What New Tariffs Mean For Shoppers

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Once again, economists and retailers warn that the prices customers see in stores might go up in the months ahead.


Pentagon Pauses $10 Billion Contract That Embroiled Amazon In Controversy

Thursday, August 01, 2019

New Defense Secretary Mark Esper will review the cloud computing contract, for which Amazon and Microsoft are finalists. President Trump has cited critics' accusations of favoritism toward Amazon.


Rural Wireless Carriers Are Challenging T-Mobile And Sprint Merger

Saturday, July 27, 2019

A group of states and wireless carriers are still challenging the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, despite the merger's approval from the Justice Department.


DOJ Starts Review Of Whether Major Tech Companies Are Too Powerful

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Justice Department says it is launching a wide-ranging antitrust review, without naming the companies. But there have been increasing calls to regulate companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.


What Gets To Be A 'Burger'? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lawmakers across the U.S. and in the EU argue that labels like "vegan sausage" or "cauliflower rice" mislead people. Tofurky, the ACLU and others are suing, saying new label laws violate free speech.


EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from third-party sellers.


Amazon's Prime Day Marked With Competing Sales And High Profile Walkout

Monday, July 15, 2019

More than 200 retailers are hosting sales to compete with Amazon's two-day discount event, Prime Day. This year is also marked by the highest profile labor action planned at a U.S. Amazon warehouse.


Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't finish high school.