Industry: Trade
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Feb. 13, 2014
In January, as businesses struggled through a weak post-holiday period in a month that already tends to be slow, industry sales slid by their largest margin in 18 months.
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Feb. 13, 2014
An economic recovery that looked poised to lift off is reverting to its characteristic sluggishness as gauges of shopping activity, job creation, wage growth and factory output flash yellow.
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Feb. 12, 2014
The Home Depot Inc. says it's preparing to hire 80,000 workers as it prepares for spring, the company's busiest selling season . . . The do-it-yourself giant's hiring website currently lists 16,928 open positions nationwide, including 232 openings for part-time workers in California, 178 in Texas, 100 in New York,
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Feb. 11, 2014
Energy experts predict a 50-cent rise in prices over the next few weeks as supplies tighten -- an annual event as refineries scale back production for maintenance, California converts to the more expensive summer blend of gasoline, more drivers hit the road and oil-exporting countries boost crude prices to around $100 a barrel.
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Jan. 8, 2014
A cost comparison of the staples of American diets shows that San Francisco prices are on par with those in Washington, D.C., a city with a more distant and tenuous connection to farmers.
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