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Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem

Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

REI reports more sales, income, and members – but also higher costs (and it still needs a new CEO)

Despite a business environment that is increasingly hostile to physical retailers, REI is delivering impressive results.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Forget kibbles: U.S. sales of fresh pet food are soaring

U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in …


‘Aquaman’ continues reign, but ‘Escape Room’ sneaks into 2nd

“Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

Early holiday shopping numbers on track to break season records

On Wednesday, MasterCard SpendingPulse – which tracks retail spending trends – said holiday sales had seen the strongest growth in the past six years, surging 5.1 percent to more than …


‘Aquaman’ outswims ‘Poppins,’ ‘Bumblebee’ with $67.4M debut

In a flood of new releases, “Aquaman” easily swam past “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Bumblebee” to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Richland marijuana initiative is not valid, says city attorney

A group trying to legalize marijuana sales in Richland says they may take their fight to court after the city’s attorney says their initiative is not valid.


‘Ralph’ repeats as No. 1, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ flops in China

On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, …


Retail group says holiday season off to a strong start

The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy and stores’ investments in online services including features that allow shoppers to buy …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Cyber Monday sales increase by nearly 20 percent

With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

LuLaRoe gig leaves vendors with clothes they’re unable to sell

Never-worn pieces from LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing company that sells soft, comfortable clothing designed to fit all body types, are being consigned to the store in huge batches. Cut from …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

U.S retail sales edged up in September

U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.


‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to …


After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 percent in August

Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets.


Haddish and Hart lead ‘Night School’ to No. 1 with $28M

For the first time in more than two years, a straight-up comedy is No. 1 at the box office. Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish’s “Night School” debuted with $28 million …


Booming sales for Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ Trump presidency book

Bob Woodward’s “Fear” is spreading quickly.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Escalation in Spokane County home prices shows signs of slowing

The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …


Best Buy quarterly sales jump, but outlook weighs on shares

Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations.


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive.


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


Macy’s investors not buying Macy’s sales rebound

Macy’s raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

’The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in …


‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible: Fallout.”


‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.


As Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tariffs hit home

With sales stagnant at home, Harley-Davidson has looked increasingly overseas for buyers of its iconic motorcycles.


PepsiCo’s beverage sales dip, but snack sales increase

PepsiCo’s beverage sales are still struggling as the company tries to adjust to Americans’ changing drinking habits.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons.


Will the same budtender be there next time? New cannabis jobs report says maybe not

Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …