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The hidden cost of retail bargains

LOS ANGELES — He had spent his latest 45-hour workweek hunched over a sewing machine, attaching labels and stitching collars and tightening black and gold blouses that would soon sell at bargain prices at a popular retailer. But now it ...

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Retailers to pay state $300,000 in toy gun settlement

NEW YORK — Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of realistic-looking toy guns in New York and pay over $300,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. Schneiderman’s office found that five ...

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Cybercrime info sharing center launched

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country’s largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers’ personal and financial information from hackers and thieves. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several top retailers ranging from Gap Inc. ...

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Shoppers disappoint retailers over holidays

WASHINGTON — U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods in ...

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Retailers report best sales growth since March

NEW YORK — This summer, Americans were walking contradictions: They opened their wallets despite escalating fears about the slow economic recovery and surging gas prices. A group of 18 retailers ranging from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy’s reported August ...

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Retailers post strong June sales

NEW YORK — Colossal sales lured consumers into stores last month, but what's going to keep them shopping during the slow economic recovery is anyone's guess. Consumers who were enticed by warmer weather and deep discounts of up to 80 percent on summer merchandise ...

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