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  • VANCOUVER, Dec 16- The gridlock at U.S. West Coast ports that has forced McDonald's to ration French fries at its Japanese restaurants and interrupted supplies to retailers such as Lululemon is unlikely to be alleviated by routing cargoes through Canada, whose Pacific ports face their own problems. Tensions are mounting as talks to resolve longstanding...

  • "It's starting to sink into people's psyches that the drop in oil prices is real," said Robert Stimpson, a co-portfolio manager of the White Oak Select Growth Fund. Stimpson added retailers Ann Taylor parent Ann Inc and Guess? Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors Inc has been adding consumer companies such as Alaska Air Group Inc...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /10.30 AM ET Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Asia, Europe, U.S. factory activity slows despite price cuts. LONDON/ SYDNEY/ NEW YORK- Manufacturing growth across Asia, Europe and the U.S. slowed in November as heavy price cutting failed to revive demand, surveys shows, more evidence that a feeble global recovery may be grinding to a halt. LONDON- Oil prices hit five-year lows as slowing factory activity in China...

  • Dow, S&P close at records; Intel up 4% Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed at highs after encouraging domestic data alleviated concerns over continued signs of slowing growth in Europe and China.

  • Surge is over, but this is what's next for stocks Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could keep up their slow march higher in the coming week as energy and the consumer remain top themes for the economy and markets.

  • Holidays to separate retail winners from losers Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    Shoppers browse sale merchandise at a Sears store in Peoria, Illinois.

    Welcome to holiday 2014, which is shaping up to be a season that separates the strong from the weak.

  • Nov 7- Abercrombie& Fitch Co estimated quarterly profit and sales below analysts' expectations as fewer visitors to malls hurt traffic to its stores, at a time the company is struggling to shed its image of being a logo-centric apparel retailer. Shares of the company, which sells teen apparel under brands such as Abercrombie& Fitch and Hollister, fell as much as...

  • Midday movers: Kate Spade, Apple, Hospira & more Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Early Movers: BAC, BLK, PNC, KEY, SWY, AAPL & more Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Oct 14- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc said it had entered into a confidentiality agreement with private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, a month after some hedge funds pushed the company to sell itself. Ann's shares were up about 7.4 percent at $39.50 in after market trading. Last month, hedge funds Red Alder LLC and Engine Capital urged Ann to consider selling...

  • Oct 14- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc said it had entered into a non-disclosure agreement with private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, a month after some hedge funds pushed the company to sell itself. Last month, hedge funds Red Alder LLC and Engine Capital urged Ann to consider selling itself to a private equity firm or another apparel company, stepping up...

  • Apparel and private equity don't mix: Analyst Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Window display of an Ann Taylor store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

    A Wells Fargo analyst says sales volatility, lease obligations and the competitive landscape make specialty apparel stores less than ideal candidates.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Netflix, RadioShack & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Early movers: MSFT, AAPL, NFLX, CTSH, BUD & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Midday movers: Ann, Best Buy Co., Exxon & more Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Ann Taylor parent weighs potential sale: Source Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    An Ann Taylor store in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Ann Taylor has hired JPMorgan Chase to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the women's retailer, sources said.

  • Aug 26- Ann Inc has hired JPMorgan Chase& Co to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the women's retailer, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • *Engine Capital says Ann could fetch as much as $2.52 bln. Engine Capital LP, which along with Red Alder LLC controls "in excess of 1 percent" of Ann's stock, said in a joint letter to the company that Ann would be worth $50- $55 per share to a private equity firm or even more to a "strategic buyer".

  • Aug 25- An activist investor urged women's apparel retailer Ann Inc to sell itself, saying it could fetch as much as $2.52 billion, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence".

  • Early movers: BKW, ANN, BBRY, ITMN, GS, SNE & more Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.