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  • Toys 'R Us Makes Its Bets on Holiday Toys Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    Toys R Us Holiday Express store

    The nation's biggest toy-store chain is placing its holiday bets — and because the stakes are high, the prices are lower.

  • Online Schooling Picks Up Students—and Respect Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 3:35 PM ET
    Woman using a computer

    The huge cost of a higher education—plus the need by many laid off workers to learn new skills—has sparked a sharp increase in online education. And online degrees, especially from well-known institutions, are gaining acceptance among employers.

  • An Institution Ends When 'Guiding Light' Turns Off Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
    Kim Zimmer

    You don't have to be a fan of the show, or of the soap opera genre it pioneered, to feel a sense of gravity at the demise of "Guiding Light."

  • These Days Even Selling Hawaii Is Tough Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    Selling Hawaii could be considered the easiest job in the world.

  • What's in Your Bottled Water? FDA Wants You to Know Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 12:08 PM ET
    FDA

    Both the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization, recommend in reports being released Wednesday that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose.

  • PepsiCo CEO Talks Bottlers, China Growth and More Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 6:36 PM ET
    Pepsi

    PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi said Thursday she is not concerned about the potential for Moody's to downgrade the company's credit rating if it succeeds in acquiring its two largest bottlers Pepsi Botting Group and PepsiAmericas.

  • Kimberly-Clark to Cut About 1,600 Jobs Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 11:57 AM ET
    The entrance sign to Kimberly-Clark Corporation world headquarters campus in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Kleenex tissues and Scott paper towels, announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 that fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 17 percent as one-time costs cut into profits, offsetting higher revenue. Earnings fell to $371.1 million, or 79 cents per share, from $445.3 million, or 91 cents per share, a year ago. Sales edged up 3 percent to $4.01 billion from $3.9 billio

    Kimberly-Clark said Thursday that it would cut about 1,600 salaried jobs, or roughly 3 percent of its workforce and take up to $150 million in charges as it tries to become more competitive in the recession.

  • P&G Board Meets Amid CEO Reports Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 11:07 AM ET
    Procter and Gamble

    The Procter & Gamble board is meeting after published reports that it's ready to act on a long-anticipated CEO succession plan.

  • 'Erotic Services' Ads to Get Boot from Craigslist Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Online classified ads service Craigslist will get rid of its "erotic services" category that critics called a front for prostitution, replacing it with an adult category that will be reviewed by Web site employees, state attorneys general announced Wednesday.

  • Ackman Aiming for Change on Target's Board Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
    Shoppers check out at a newly-opened Target store near Royersford, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. Discount retailer Target Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose 16 percent, beating analyst expectations as its sales rose 11 percent. (AP Photo/George Widman)

    Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said Pershing Square Capital Management's proxy fight with Target isn't about poor management at the discount retailer. Instead, it is about building a more qualified board.

  • McDonald's Sales Rise 6.9% in April Friday, 8 May 2009 | 8:24 AM ET
    McDonald's

    McDonald's Corp reported a 6.9 percent rise in April sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, as strength in the United States helped offset the impact of the stronger dollar.

  • More Consumers Fall Behind on Credit Card Payments Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Consumers fell further behind on their credit card bills in March even as lenders worked to reduce their exposure to delinquency and default, a top credit bureau executive told Reuters.

  • Getting Laid Off? They’ve Got You Covered Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street.

    More companies like Ford, GM and JetBlue are throwing a lifeline to laid off customers with refunds or payment protection.

  • MGM Mirage Gets Waiver to Avoid Loan Default Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:54 PM ET

    MGM Mirage says it has received a waiver from lenders on its $7 billion senior credit facility to avoid defaulting on loans

  • MGM Mirage Not Discussing Asset Sales: Source Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    MGM Mirage is not in discussions at the moment to sell any of its properties, though it remains open to offers, according to a person familiar with the situation.

  • Online Coupons Click With Companies Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Coupons.com said they issued $300 million worth of coupons in 2008.

    Retailers, fast food restaurants and consumer goods manufacturers are seeing a strong response as frugal consumers try to weather the economic downtown.

  • Toy Makers Relaunching Classic Brands Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Looking to cash in on nostalgia, many companies are updating hit dolls and games of the past to appeal to a new generation of kids.

  • Valentine's Day Less Sweet For Restaurants Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    This year the holiday falls on a Saturday, already one of the busiest and most profitable day for restaurants. Restaurant operators prefer the holiday to fall on a weekday to maximize profits on a day that would normally be slower.

  • Consumer-Friendly Credit Card Rules Coming Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 4:40 AM ET
    Credit card swipe

    Consumers will be shielded from increases in interest rates on existing account balances on their credit cards under new rules being adopted by federal regulators.

  • Options: Clorox and Consumer Clouds Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 7:33 AM ET

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