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These companies have been shrinking either due to dropping demand, evaporating pricing power or by reducing their size.
Not sure where you stand in your favorite reward program? You're not alone. As more retailers add loyalty tiers, confusion abounds.
After an early April swoon, most stocks have recovered. However, there are still 8 of them that are down 10 percent or more. Investors are suffering.
April 14- At a meeting with 300 senior Citigroup officials in the first week of February, Chief Executive Michael Corbat said the bank needed to focus on two things above all else this year: expenses and efficiency. The bank's first quarter results on Monday showed just how much work Citigroup executives have ahead of them in those areas.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continued reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc has appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continues reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.
*Starbucks payment/reward app already has 10 million users. BERLIN, April 6- Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa, MasterCard and Google in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs and increase customer loyalty.
Don't toss those old flip phones, unfashionable dresses and outgrown roller skates. They could make your spring cleaning spree profitable.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term.
Decorating your home can be paralyzing, which is why some stores are adding free design services to spur sales.
March 27- Video game retailer GameStop Corp, forecast full-year earnings below market expectations as it is yet to see an uptick in sagging video game software sales, despite robust hardware sales driven by the launches of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.
GameStop shares fell as much as 9.3 percent in morning trading on Thursday, making the stock one of the top percentage losers on the New York Stock Exchange.
March 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will allow U.S. shoppers to trade in used videogames for anything from groceries to gadgets, a move that could dent the profit of GameStop Corp, the largest dealer of used videogames.
Wal-Mart said it will allow shoppers to trade-in used video games for an eGift card for use on any item sold in Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores and online.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
March 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will allow shoppers to trade in used videogames for anything from groceries to gadgets across its 3,100 stores from March 26.
Amazon announces a $20 price hike in its Prime service, but rivals shouldn't expect to get any boost.
Bitcoin users now have a new payment option at Lord & Taylor, thanks to a partnership between the retailer and shopping app Pounce.
RadioShack said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in sales during the holidays.
March 4- RadioShack Corp said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after reporting a wider quarterly loss and huge drop in sales during the holidays that raised concerns about the longer-term prospects for the U.S. electronics chain. RadioShack's sales have been in free fall since 2010 amid executive departures, tough competition and an image problem.