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  • Oct 31- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers. Wal-Mart said it was bracing for competition to be as tough or tougher than in 2013, when heavy discounting...

  • 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...

  • UPDATE 1-Retailer Conn's says could sell itself Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Oct 6- Electronics and home appliance retailer Conn's Inc said it would consider selling itself as part of a review of strategic options. Shares of the company, which has a market capitalization of about $1.20 billion, were up 8 percent at $35.60 in premarket trading on Monday. Activist shareholder David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Inc and hedge fund Luxor...

  • Retailer Conn's says could sell itself Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Oct 6- Electronics and home appliance retailer Conn's Inc said it would consider selling itself as part of a review of strategic options. Conn's, which also adopted a poison pill takeover defense, has engaged BofA Merrill Lynch as financial adviser and Vinson& Elkins LLP as legal counsel to assist in the process. Other options include separation of its retail and...

  • Oct 3- A group of investors led by RadioShack Corp's largest shareholder, Standard General LP, have replaced a $585 million debt facility that had been provided to the electronics retailer by GE Capital in a move that will allow the struggling company to tap more funds, sources familiar with the matter said. The deal arranged by the hedge fund, which holds a 9.8...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- RadioShack Corp was one of the biggest movers in premarket trading Friday, jumping after Bloomberg reported that the troubled electronics retailer had reached a refinancing deal with Standard General. In the agreement, about $590 million of loans would be refinanced for the company to re-stock ahead of the holiday season, Bloomberg reported.

  • Oct 3- Cash-strapped electronics retailer RadioShack Corp has reached an agreement with a consortium led by its largest shareholder Standard General LP to refinance about $590 million of loans to re-stock ahead of the holiday season, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The New York- based hedge fund will lead a group of lenders to...

  • Sept 15- RadioShack Corp's chief financial officer resigned, citing personal reasons, amid reports that the cash-strapped electronics retailer was negotiating a financial package to help it avoid bankruptcy. Shares of RadioShack, which last week warned it may seek bankruptcy protection, rose as much as 23 percent on Monday.

  • Sept 15- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, said John Feray resigned as chief financial officer on Friday, less than eight months after taking up the post.

  • Sept 15- Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, said John Feray resigned as chief financial officer last week. Advisory firm AlixPartners has been helping RadioShack with its turnaround since July 2013.

  • RadioShack mulls financing from banks: Report Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    RadioShack is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP it tries to avert bankruptcy.

  • Sept 12- RadioShack Corp is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP as the U.S. electronics retailer tries to avert bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 12- RadioShack Corp confronts an uncomfortable fact as it considers filing for bankruptcy to give it time to overhaul its 4,400 electronics stores: Retailers rarely emerge from bankruptcy.

  • UPDATE 2-RadioShack says may file for bankruptcy Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Sept 11- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp said it may need to file for bankruptcy protection if its cash situation worsens, after reporting its tenth straight quarterly loss.

  • UPDATE 1-RadioShack says may file for bankruptcy Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    Sept 11- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp said it may need to file for bankruptcy if its cash situation worsens, after reporting its tenth straight quarterly loss. RadioShack, whose sales have been in a free-fall since 2010, said it was working with its lenders and landlords to restructure its debt and cut costs.

  • RadioShack posts tenth straight quarterly loss Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Sept 11- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported its tenth straight quarterly loss and said it was in advanced talks with a number of parties to raise capital. The company's net loss widened to $137.4 million, or $1.35 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $52.2 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • UPDATE 1-RadioShack restructuring begins to takes shape Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:26 PM ET

    Sept 10- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, whose shares swung wildly on Wednesday, is being advised by a restructuring attorney at law firm Jones Day as it tries to strike a deal with creditors to close stores while averting bankruptcy, two people close to the matter told Reuters.

  • US STOCKS-RadioShack shares plunge a second straight day Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 10- Shares of electronics retailer RadioShack were down sharply for a second straight session on Wednesday as Wedbush Securities said a bankruptcy filing was imminent. RadioShack, due to report its second-quarter results early Thursday, was down 10.1 percent to $0.8451.

  • RadioShack plunges after brokerage cuts price target to $0 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Sept 10- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp's shares have lost nearly a third of their value since brokerage Wedbush Securities said on Tuesday the company could file for bankruptcy soon, making the stock worthless by the end of this year.

  • New video shows 'lighter, faster' iPhone 6: Report Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Ahead of a highly anticipated launch, video of a fully functional Apple iPhone 6 has leaked, 9to5Mac reports.