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US lottery fever as Powerball jackpot reaches $900m  The largest jackpot in American history is on offer to US lottery players, with a payout of about $900m possible after Saturday night's draw China Singles' Day sales near $4bn in first hour  China's Alibaba has made more than $3.9bn (2.bn) in sales in the first hour of Singles' Day in China, the world's biggest online shopping event Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle Map of Seattle University Village Seattle WA USA  Amazon is opening a bookshop in Seattle in a move it described as a 'physical extension' of its business Walmart to open 115 stores in China  The world's biggest retailer, Walmart, plans to open 115 new stores in China by 2017, the company says China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry for Shenzhen   China is to stop issuing multiple entry HK visas to residents of Shenzhen to ease tensions in Hong Kong over shopping trips by mainlanders Target to cut several thousand jobs   US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn in costs over the next two years Mother of four wins $127m lottery  Marie Holmes, 26, a single mother with four children, has come forward to claim her part of a $564m Powerball jackpot US sees slower Black Friday sales  The traditional scrum of sharp elbows was notably less intense on Black Friday in the US this year Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' US cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop shuts stores Cold weather hits WalMart profits Target's chief executive resigns CVS to halt tobacco sales
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B. 2016-02-08 Hong Kong clashes as police clear food stalls Mong Kok, Hong Kong
2016-01-14 Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners Chino Hills, Los Angeles, CA, Southern California
3. 2016-01-09 US lottery fever as Powerball jackpot reaches $900m USA
E. 2015-11-10 China Singles' Day sales near $4bn in first hour China
F. 2015-11-03 Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle
G. 2015-04-28 Walmart to open 115 stores in China China
H. 2015-04-12 China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry for Shenzhen Shenzhen, Southern China
I. 2015-03-03 Target to cut several thousand jobs Minneapolis, Minnesota
9. 2015-02-23 Mother of four wins $127m lottery North Carolina

Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners Map of Chino Hills Los Angeles CA USA
Hong Kong clashes as police clear food stalls Map of Mong Kok Hong Kong


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.8   Hong Kong
  Clashes have broken out in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during a police operation to clear illegal food stalls


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.14   Southern California
  There are at least three winning tickets in the US for the record $1.6bn (1.1bn) lottery jackpot, officials have said
Jan.9   USA


year 2015 Top ^

Nov.10   China
Nov.3   Seattle
Apr.28   China
Apr.12   Southern China
Mar.3   Minnesota
Feb.23   North Carolina


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.28   USA
Aug.21   Venezuela
Jul.8   USA
May.15   USA
May.5   Minnesota
Feb.5   USA
  CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive has said
Jan.2   Colorado Colorado cannabis customers swarm Jan.1   Colorado Cannabis goes on sale in Colorado

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.19   USA Target card heist hits 40 million
Dec.18   San Francisco Bay Area Two winning tickets for US jackpot Nov.29   USA Black Friday shoppers storm malls Nov.28   Latvia Latvia supermarket group boss sacked Nov.24   Paris Fire damages Abercrombie & Fitch's Paris flagship May.19   Florida 'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot Mar.14   Los Angeles Anger as shark dies in US Kmart advert Feb.19   Missouri Huge blaze in US shopping district   At least 14 people have been injured after a suspected gas explosion triggered a huge blaze in a shopping district

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.28   USA US lottery jackpot rises to $550m
Nov.26   USA Thanksgiving sales 'up sharply' Nov.23   USA US shoppers mob Black Friday sales Nov.5   New York   NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing   New York's attorney-general has launched an investigation into hundreds of complaints of prices being increased in the aftermath of storm Sa... Aug.29   Australia 'No Indians, Asians' job ad sparks anger Aug.14   Washington US retail sales in surprise jump Apr.22   Mexico Wal-Mart probes bribery claim  US retail giant Wal-Mart says it is investigating allegations that its Mexican subsidiaries used bribes to secure permits to build new store... Apr.9   Baltimore Mega Millions winner claims prize Mar.31   Kansas Search on for US lottery winners   The world's biggest ever lottery jackpot - $640m. 3 tickets have now been sharing the massive prize, with the winners in Maryland, Kansas and... Mar.30   Mid-Atlantic states   US winner for $640m lottery draw   Lottery fever has gripped the US as a draw took place for a $640m Mega Millions prize, the biggest jackpot in world history   USA US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
  The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say
Jan.13   Beijing Scuffles halt China iPhone sales  Apple halted sale of its iPhone 4S in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday after scuffles broke out over a delayed launch of the device

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.23   USA US violence over Nike's new shoe   Rowdy scenes have broken out at stores across the US as shoppers jostled to lay their hands on Nike's new shoe Nov.25   USA Black Friday retail bonanza in strong start
  Hordes of bargain-hunters have been stampeding shopping centres across the US as the nation's holiday shopping season began in earnest

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.16   Washington US inflation rate at 26-year high
  The inflation accelerated by 1.1%, at the fastest rate in 26 years in June, fuelled higher by surging energy prices May.7   Myanmar Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops Mar.25   Argentina Farmers strike leaves shelves bare

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.27   South Africa Giant Soweto shopping mall opens
Sep.4   USA Thousands of Mattel toys recalled  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 700,000 Chinese-made toys that have excessive amounts of lead paint Aug.14   USA Mattel recalls millions of Chinese toys Mar.6   New Jersey Mega Millions sets new world record
  Richard Wilson of Woodbine, New Jersey and Eddie Nabors of Dalton, Georgia have stepped forward to claim


year 2005 Top ^

Sep.17   New Orleans Business owners return


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2016
Hong Kong clashes as police clear food stal...
Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has th...
Politics
2016 2016
Politics
Disasters
2016 2016
Disasters
Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has th...
US lottery fever as Powerball jackpot reaches...
2015
China Singles' Day sales near $4bn in first h...
Amazon opens physical bookshop in Seattle
Walmart to open 115 stores in China
China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry for Sh...
China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry for Sh...
Disasters
2015 2015
Disasters
Mother of four wins $127m lottery
2014
US sees slower Black Friday sales
Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'
US cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop shuts stores
Cold weather hits WalMart profits
Target's chief executive resigns
CVS to halt tobacco sales
Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'
Cold weather hits WalMart profits
Lottery
2014 2014
Lottery
2013
Target card heist hits 40 million
Two winning tickets for US jackpot
Black Friday shoppers storm malls
Latvia supermarket group boss sacked
Fire damages Abercrombie & Fitch's Paris flag...
Huge blaze in US shopping district
Politics
2013 2013
Politics
Latvia supermarket group boss sacked
Fire damages Abercrombie & Fitch's Paris flag...
Anger as shark dies in US Kmart advert
Huge blaze in US shopping district
Two winning tickets for US jackpot
'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot
2012
US lottery jackpot rises to $550m
Thanksgiving sales 'up sharply'
NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing
Wal-Mart probes bribery claim
Search on for US lottery winners
US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
US winner for $640m lottery draw
Scuffles halt China iPhone sales
NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing
'No Indians, Asians' job ad sparks anger
NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing
US lottery jackpot rises to $550m
Mega Millions winner claims prize
Search on for US lottery winners
US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
US winner for $640m lottery draw
2011
Sears and Kmart to axe 120 stores
US violence over Nike's new shoe
Report ties Victoria's Secret, child labor
Black Friday retail bonanza in strong start
Violence mars US retail bonanza
US stores hope for retail bonanza
Report ties Victoria's Secret, child labor
India open to global supermarkets
Ousted Egyptian officials fined $90.6m
Disasters
2011 2011
Disasters
US family scoops third lottery win
2008
US inflation rate at 26-year high
Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops
Politics
2008 2008
Politics
Cyclone victims 'storm' reopened shops
Lottery
2008 2008
Lottery
2007
Giant Soweto shopping mall opens
Thousands of Mattel toys recalled
Mega Millions sets new world record
Politics
2007 2007
Politics
Disasters
2007 2007
Disasters
Lottery
2007 2007
Lottery
2005
Business owners return
Politics
2005 2005
Politics
Disasters
2005 2005
Disasters
Lottery
2005 2005
Lottery

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