• United States Nov 19, 2019

    Nerf Gun, Power Rangers Claw Cited by Toy Safety Watchdog

    A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children’s hospital.

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2019

    Michigan Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes a Day After New York

    Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the ban was effective immediately and gave retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply. The ban includes menthol and mint...

  • New York Jun 7, 2019

    Book Selling Giant Barnes and Noble Sold for $476 Million

    The one-time bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers. Independent bookstores have also persisted in the face of digital publishing. The company said in October that it might put itself up...

  • Asher Klein Jun 22, 2018

    Supreme Court: States Can Make Online Shoppers Pay Sales Tax

    States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the...

  • Supreme Court Apr 17, 2018

    Supreme Court Hears Case About Online Sales Tax Collection

    The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don’t get charged sales tax on some online purchases. The justices heard arguments in a case that deals with businesses’ collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under a decades-old Supreme Court rule, if a business is shipping a product to a...

  • China Mar 20, 2018

    Probe: Chinese Opioid Sellers Exploit US Postal Service Flaw

    Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. In a yearlong probe , Senate investigators found that Chinese sellers, who openly market opioids such as fentanyl to U.S. buyers, are pushing delivery through the U.S. postal system. The sellers are taking...

  • White House Nov 29, 2014

    Obama Shops to Support ‘Small Business Saturday,' Buys Books

    President Barack Obama has done his part to support independently owned businesses as the holiday shopping season begins.

  • Nov 29, 2014

    Online Shopping Blamed for Smaller Black Friday Crowds

    Black Friday may be losing its meaning — shoppers are reporting smaller crowds on the day after Thanksgiving this year. Nannette Miranda reports.

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