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Adele Is No. 1 With a Huge Week, but Without a Million in Sales

The music business is full of gigantic numbers. Investors are pouring billions of dollars into funds to buy up song…

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Weak Recovery Leaves India’s Middle Class Anxious and Frugal

NEW DELHI — India’s economy is limping back to life, and its wealthy consumers are finally returning to its malls…

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Uneasy About the Economy, Americans Are Spending Anyway

American consumers are dour about the economy, worried about inflation and pessimistic about the direction of the country in general.…

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World

Alibaba reports slower sales growth for its Singles Day shopping event.

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said $84.5 billion in merchandise was sold on its platforms during the Singles Day shopping…

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A Chastened Alibaba Tones Down Its Singles Day Retail Bonanza

Singles Day used to be the biggest, most unabashed celebration of consumerism on earth: a 24-hour online retail extravaganza, kicking…

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Business

Retail sales were lifted in September by spending and higher prices.

Retail sales rose unexpectedly in September, as American consumers shook off fast-rising prices, shortages of goods, and the Delta variant…

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Sales of G.M., Honda and Toyota autos fell sharply as chip shortages grew.

Three of the biggest sellers of cars and trucks in the United States reported sales totals on Friday that reflected…

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What a U.S. Debt Default Would Look Like

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Congress that the debt limit must be raised by Oct. 18.Credit...Stefani Reynolds for The New…

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World

Beyond Evergrande’s Troubles, a Slowing Chinese Economy

BEIJING — Global markets have watched anxiously as a huge and deeply indebted Chinese property company flirts with default, fearing…

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