Retail

Follow stories on Costco and big-box stores; Amazon and bookstores; Starbucks and food and beverage retailers; Nordstrom and department stores; REI, Nike, Blue Nile and Coinstar. Also covered are grocery stores (PCC, Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Haggen); consumer spending, restaurants, fast food, clothing, e-commerce, auto sales, hotels, airlines, sales tax, credit cards and Black Friday.


Sprint-T-Mobile deal announcement reportedly to be delayed

It now appears unlikely that the two wireless carriers will be able to finalize details of a merger by the end of October, people familiar with the matter said. That could push back an announcement to mid- or late November.

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