Life & Style

Joanna Gaines to reopen first-ever home goods store

The Little Shop on Bosque will open its doors once again.


Retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

Several large retail companies, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and Macy's, are making a direct appeal to President Donald Trump not to impose tariffs on goods imported from China. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuter


Brexit: UK business community and trade bodies welcome progress on EU transition deal

Trade bodies and industry leaders had specifically raised concerns around the movement of goods and people across borders after Brexit


More Stuff, Lower Prices, So GDP Is Down: Productivity Is Better Than We Measure

Slow productivity growth is part of the recent subpar growth rates of the US. But measurement problems are fooling us: People are better off than the statistics indicate. Official statistics are based on price times quantity calculations, which don't work


Trump is failing to grasp a fundamental change in the US economy

President Donald Trump incorrectly stated Thursday that the US has a trade deficit with Canada. While the US does have a trade deficit in goods with Canada, it more than makes up for it on the services side. The tweet shows that Trump is focused on the go


No-deal Brexit could see us ABANDON all border checks on goods, say mandarins

BRITAIN’S borders could be thrown wide open if we crash out of Europe without a trade deal. Whitehall officials are in talks to axe customs checks to keep goods moving. They are planning for the shock scenario amid concerns about hold-ups at ports and t


Online shoppers not given clear information on return rights by retailers, investigation shows

An investigation by Which? magazine finds that 45 out of 46 popular retailers and supermarkets did not offer information that was completely accurate and clear on online returns

United Kingdom

Brexit: Lorry checks at Dover 'unrealistic' says Grayling

Talk of long queues is unfounded, transport secretary says, as goods will continue to flow seamlessly.


From battlefield to basket of goods: our long love affair with leggings

They are now one of the consumer products used to measure the UK’s inflation rate, but leggings have been around for 300 yearsThe basket of goods used to calculate the rate of inflation was this week updated to include quiche (at the expense of pork pie


Tommy Armour Golf Club Brand To Make Comeback At DICK'S Sporting Goods

Tommy Armour golf clubs are making a comeback at DICK'S Sporting Goods after the brand had production halted in 2016 when Sports Authority shut down.


Canadian National Railway Struggles to Make On-Time Deliveries

Problems at the railroad are triggering widespread delays in deliveries of grain, fracking sand, crude oil and other goods.


Import prices rise more than expected in February

U.S. import prices rose more than expected in February as the largest increase in the cost of capital goods since 2008 offset a drop in petroleum prices.


Gun Stance May Hurt Ailing Dick's Sporting Goods

In the wake of the latest mass school shooting, investors seemed eager to distance themselves from gun sellers while rewarding socially-conscious firms such as Dick’s Sporting Goods. But will they stick by a retailer that is suffering as a result of its


Trump considers indefinite tariffs, investment restrictions against China: Source

The source said that the tariffs will target the technology and telecoms sectors, and won't be limited to equipment.


Dick's Sporting Goods' CEO just called out Under Armour's worst mistake (DKS, UA)

In its most recent earnings call on Tuesday, Dick's Sporting Goods specifically called out Under Armour as a brand with "significant weakness." Under Armour is now selling its wares at more retailers but without much difference in product, which the compa


Quiche in, pork pies out! UK inflation goods basket changes for 2018

ONS basket has some interesting additions: gym leggings and soft-play and some exclusions: a full leg wax and pastiesWomen’s activewear leggings, quiche and raspberries are in vogue while pork pies and bottles of lager drunk in nightclubs are out in the


Quiche Is In And Pork Pie Is Out, ONS Inflation Shopping Basket Reveals

Quiche is having something of a revival, according to theOffice for National Statistics’ (ONS)annual basket of goods.ONS updates its basket annually to measure how the prices of goods are changing in the UK, however it’s also incredibly reflec


Dick’s Sporting Goods shares tumble on dismal holiday sales

Dick's Sporting Goods' revenue and same-store sales for the holiday quarter fall short of analysts' estimates.


Companies in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea despite sanctions: Report

Asian companies have been selling luxury goods to North Korea, according to a leaked UN report draft, the BBC reported.

United Kingdom

Greater Anglia sued by passenger over 'continuous' delays

A warrant is served allowing bailiffs to seize goods as compensation for late Greater Anglia trains.

United States

Blocked from buying rifle, 20-year-old man sues Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods

A 20-year-old Oregon man filed lawsuits this week against Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart, accusing the retailers of age discrimination after they refused to sell him a rifle because of new age restrictions on gun sales set by the companies.


EU throws kitchen sink at Trump as trade-war tiff escalates

BRUSSELS threw kitchen sinks at Donald Trump yesterday as it escalated the trade war with the US by drawing up a lengthy list of imports it will slap with taxes. The lengthy list of US goods – worth nearly £3billion in trade every year – incl


Harley-Davidson could be a big loser from a trade war (HOG)

Harley Davidson Facebook Page Europe has threatened to retaliate against President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs with new taxes on American-made goods like motorcycles, and India already has high tariffs on motorcycles. Harley-Davidson would be squarel

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