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  • JCP shares rally after earnings, revenue beat Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    The stronger-than-expected quarterly results have some analysts convinced that the retailer's turnaround is finally taking hold.

  • July 21- Rent-to-own home furniture retailer Rent-A-Center Inc cut its full-year forecast for revenue and profit, saying it expected demand to remain weak, sending its shares down as much as 2 percent in extended trade. Rival Pier 1 Imports Inc reported lower-than-expected profit for the quarter ended May 31 and cut its full-year profit outlook last month.

  • Rent-A-Center cuts forecast Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    July 21- Rent-to-own home furniture retailer Rent-A-Center Inc reduced its full-year forecast for revenue and profit, saying it expected demand to remain soft. Rent-A-Center Inc shares were down 2 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported second-quarter sales and profit in line with the lower-than-expected estimates it gave last week.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month, held back by declines in receipts at furniture, electronic and appliance stores, restaurants and bars and online retailers.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month, held back by declines in receipts at furniture, electronic and appliance stores, restaurants and bars and online retailers.

  • Groupon's Q1 loss, revenue beat expectations Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    The company reported a loss of 1 cent a share on revenue of $758 million.

  • *Rejects shareholder Vintage Capital's $2.3 bln offer. April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead bought a web-based retail credit financing firm for about $700 million to provide customers with easier payment terms.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead acquired a retail credit financing firm for about $700 million.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it bought Progressive Finance Holdings LLC from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it will buy Progressive Finance Holdings Llc from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.

  • Martha Stewart optimistic about the market Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Martha Stewart

    Domestic goddess Martha Stewart brought some baked goods and optimism on a day the stock market was slammed.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • Analysts favor Williams-Sonoma     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody takes a look at the home furnishing sector. Mody says Citi favors Williams-Sonoma and expects them to benefit from favorable housing trends, better merchandise and competitive planning.

  • The Great Shoppers' Migration     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Mark Mahaney, Internet Analyst at RBC Capital Markets explains what's driving the shoppers' migration from offline to online with mobile platform also gathering pace.

  • The Container Store prices at the top of the range Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    The Container Store's IPO priced at $18 per share, the high end of its expected range on Thursday.

  • Let IKEA's augmented reality app furnish your room Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    The app works on Android and iOS devices.

    IKEA'S augmented reality app allows users to photoshop an IKEA product into their homes, allowing customers to assess color scheme and the item's size before purchasing it.

  • Deal or No deal? JC Penney sales may be misleading Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    JC Penney changed its pricing model from everyday low pricing to sales. But employees say the company artificially inflated prices, then put those same items on sale.