Posts Tagged ‘Sales’

Amazon Pushes Hard to Kill a California Sales Tax

To avoid paying tens of millions of dollars, Amazon.com is seeking a voter referendum on whether online retailers should pay sales taxes. View full post on Business Stories

Hasbro Holiday Sales Decline

Kris Alingod – AHN News Contributor Pawtucket, RI, United States (AHN) – Hasbro shares fell on Friday following the toy maker’s projected weak fourth quarter and “modest” full-year earnings. The Pawtucket-based company said on Thursday revenue for the quarter was $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion a year ago. Decreased consumer demand in the United […]

Car, Cigarette Sales Spur Surprise Economic Growth In Japan

Lawrence Mijares – AHN News Contributor Tokyo, Japan (AHN) – Japan has posted a surprising 0.9 percent in its gross domestic product for the third quarter of July to September, up from the previous 0.4 percent in the second quarter. The surge, reported Monday, was mainly attributable to consumer spending on “green” cars before the […]

Caterpillar Acquisition, Better October Retail Sales Boost Stocks

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The acquisition by construction equipment giant Caterpillar of mining-equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc. for $7.6 billion and a 1.2 percent increase in retail sales in October sent U.S. stocks climbing on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 85 points […]

Tata Motors net jumps 100-fold on JLR sales

Auto maker also gets a boost from buoyant local market, but warns exchange rates could affect profitability View full post on Business Stories

Lower sales hit InBev’s profits

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev reports a fall in profits as its beer sales decline in North America and Western Europe. View full post on Business Stories

UK high street sales grow in October as retailers predict Christmas boost

Sales on the high street grew in October for the fourth consecutive month, albeit at a lower rate than expected, the CBI said. View full post on UK Business Stories

Nestle Reports Strong Nine-Month Sales

Kris Alingod – AHN News Contributor Vevey, Switzerland (AHN) – Nestle reported better-than-expected sales in the first nine months of the year on Friday and maintained its forecast for the full year. Sales from January through September grew to 82.8 billion Swiss francs ($85.2 billion), up 4.1 percent from 79.5 billion Swiss francs ($81.8 billion) […]

U.S. Retail Sales Rise 0.6 Percent In September

Linda Young – AHN News Writer Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – Retail sales rose 0.6 percent, to $367.7 billion, in September with motor vehicle sales accounting for much of the increase, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. In a statement released Friday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said that sales excluding motor […]

Taxable sales up 5.3 percent in Nevada in July

Taxable sales in Nevada rose 5.3 percent in July over the same month last year, representing the largest increase in more than two years. View full post on Business Stories