Amazon Prime Day sales do not rise compared to last year

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Amazon Prime Day sales from third party merchants were about the same as last year, much less than expected. It could be because there were problems actually buying those deals with “add to cart” errors.

Small-business sentiment rose for the third straight month in June, but remained muted compared to history. Most small businesses expect the economy to improve.

Slightly more than half say they are looking to hire workers in the second half of the year.

Stocks have never been higher. The Dow and S and P 500 closed at new record highs.

The NASDAQ is darn close.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has some more bad news for the malls. There’s a growing trend in customers’ spending habits, according to this report.

Instead of purchasing goods, more and more Americans are putting their incomes toward experiences.

The fast food business is suddenly looking up. For years, the industry suffered from a perception that it serves unhealthy and overprocessed food.

People are returning to fast-food giants like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s, with sales on the rise.

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