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  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $1.64 or. 3 percent, to $576.92. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose $1.11 or 1.5 percent, to $73.27. Best Buy rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.42.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose$. 39 or. 1 percent, to $575.67. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $72.18. Best Buy rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.42.

  • Tiffany cuts full-year outlook as holiday sales dip Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    A shopper walks past a Tiffany store in White Plains, New York.

    Tiffany cut its full-year profit outlook, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar and some weakness in the Americas and Japan.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- U.S. retail store sales fell 8 percent during the 2014 holiday season despite a late shopping surge, but overall holiday sales should show a 3.5 to 4 percent rise from a year ago because of stronger online buying, analytics company Retail Next said on Wednesday. Specialty stores in the United States include chains such as Best Buy Co Inc and large...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • White elephants and gag gifts galore Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    If people will buy ugly sweaters, they'll certainly buy stupid gifts. Here's a roundup of ridiculous holiday ideas.

  • Dec 9- AutoZone Inc, the second-largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower gas prices and colder-than-usual weather that encouraged customers to ready their cars for a harsh winter. AutoZone's shares rose 3.3 percent in premarket trading. AutoZone said on Tuesday sales were also helped by low gas...

  • From Kickstarter to 6,000 stores in 2 years ... Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Debbie Sterling's story-based GoldieBlox construction sets and action figures are being sold in 6,000 stores worldwide, two years after taking Kickstarter by storm.

  • The 10 most 'dangerous' toys for kids Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Consumer watchdog advises thinking twice this holiday shopping season before buying toys. Group nominates the 10 worst toys in this annual list.

  • Best Buy profit beats, sending shares higher Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    People walk by a Best Buy store in New York City.

    Best Buy reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, sending shares sharply higher in premarket trading.

  • OK, Home Depot you tricked us…but why? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Shoppers walk towards a Home Depot store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Home Depot's earnings report coverage on Tuesday morning caused confusion among various news publications. What happened?

  • Nov 4- Office supply retailer Office Depot Inc's quarterly profit and sales beat market estimates, driven by cost cuts and higher-than-expected savings from the acquisition of OfficeMax Inc.. Office Depot also said it now expects the cost benefits of the OfficeMax acquisition to more than offset weak sales trends for the rest of the year and an increase in...

  • Nov 4- Office supply retailer Office Depot's quarterly profit and sales beat market estimates, driven by cost cutting initiatives and higher-than-expected savings from the acquisition of OfficeMax Inc.. Office Depot said on Tuesday that it still expects 2014 sales to be lower than 2013, while Staples warned in August that third-quarter sales could fall as...

  • Apple looking to a hire a smartwatch evangelist Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Apple CEO Time Cook announcing the Apple Watch.

    In anticipation for the 2015 smartwatch launch, Apple wants to hire a tech evangelist to function as a liaison between the company and app developers.

  • Oct 23- Shares of Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc and Jakks Pacific Inc jumped after the struggling toy retailers forecast strong holiday sales, indicating that a bumper fourth quarter could go a long way in lifting the companies' sagging fortunes. Jakks Pacific's shares touched a five-month high of $8.99. Based on strong demand for Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll and...

  • Texas discount chain Alco Stores files for bankruptcy Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Oct 13- Texas- based discounter Alco Stores Inc filed for bankruptcy, joining the list of smaller U.S. retailers seeking protection from creditors. Alco said it had an initial, or "stalking horse," bid from a joint venture including Tiger Capital Group LLC, SB Capital Group LLC and Great American Group WF LLC. As of July, the company listed assets of $221.8 million and...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 7- Wealthier U.S. shoppers are likely to drive the most bountiful holiday season in three years as retailers slash prices to cope with tighter budgets, analysts said on Tuesday, as a new survey showed 2014 retail sales rising 4.1 percent. The National Retail Federation predicted retail sales would climb to $616.9 billion, outpacing last year's 3.1...

  • This $4,000 toothbrush took four years to develop Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Reinast toothbrush

    The $4,000 Reinast Luxury Toothbrush took four years of research to develop.

  • Sept 22- Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue as a strengthening U.S. economy encouraged consumers to buy new vehicles instead of repairing existing ones.

  • AutoZone revenue narrowly misses Street Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Sept 22- Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc's quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent, narrowly missing analysts' average estimate. AutoZone's same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least for a year, rose 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 30.