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  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • Gap reports key sales measure down for June Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap Inc. said Thursday that a key sales measure fell unexpectedly in June, as strong business at its Old Navy chain failed to offset sluggish sales at its namesake division and Banana Republic. The results included a 7 percent drop at its Gap stores, a 7 percent drop at Banana Republic and a 7 percent increase at Old Navy.

  • Blank Label latest web retailer eyeing walk-in shops Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Blank Label's first Boston showroom.

    Blank Label joins the ranks of retailers bucking the offline to online trend, instead establishing a presence on the web first.

  • Ikea to raise wages, as pressure mounts for others Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Ikea opened the doors of a new store in 2011.

    As Ikea announced plans to raise the average, hourly minimum wage at its U.S. stores, the pressure is on for other businesses to lift pay.

  • Embattled founders 'victims of their own success' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    Dennis Chip Wilson, founder and chairman of Lululemon.

    When CEOs successfully build their company from the ground up, it can be hard for them to hand over the reins.

  • Job applications surge on Gap's wage promise Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Shoppers walk past a GAP store in Chicago, Illinois.

    Job applications have risen by at least 10 percent at the Gap and Old Navy chains after the company said it would bump its hourly pay.

  • Rising rents doom NYC's eateries Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Union Square Cafe, Danny Meyer's pioneering restaurant, will close its doors when its lease expires at year-end and move to a new location.

    In an unfortunate cycle, NYC's restaurants serve to revitalize neighborhoods but then are forced to close when rents start to rise. The NYT reports.

  • Early movers: FDX, AMZN, GM, GPS & more Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Starbucks clears path for tuition revolution Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    The Starbucks Corp. logo sits on cardboard coffee cups inside a Starbucks Corp. shop in London, U.K., on Monday, June 9, 2014.

    Starbucks just advanced the ball on tuition reimbursement. Is there a revolution brewing in Corporate America?

  • *Taiwan garment maker is Cambodia's second ever listing. PHNOM PENH/ HONG KONG, June 16- The number of companies on Cambodia's stock exchange doubled on Monday- to two.

  • Lululemon may be takeover target: Citi analyst Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    A sign is displayed on a Lululemon Athletica Inc. store in Pasadena, California.

    Lululemon stock hit three-year lows, but it could be worth holding on to, Citigroup analyst Oliver Chen says.

  • TORONTO June 12- Lululemon Athletica Inc cut its financial forecasts and warned that second-quarter sales were off to a weak start, sending shares of the struggling yogawear retailer down 15 percent even as it announced a new stock buyback program.

  • Let's set some ground rules for Casual Friday Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    From the khakis guy to the too-casual guy, here are some stereotypes to avoid on casual Fridays this summer on Wall Street.

  • Early movers: UPS, GPS, AIG, PNRA, MW, BAC & more Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

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

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. retailers beat sales expectations in May Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    June 5- Average sales growth at 10 U.S. retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp and Rite Aid Corp, topped expectations in May for a second month in a row as shoppers headed to malls in droves around the Memorial Day weekend, according Thomson Reuters data.

  • U.S. retailers beat sales expectations in May Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    June 5- Average sales growth at nine U.S. retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp and Rite Aid Corp, topped expectations in May for a second month in a row as shoppers headed to malls in droves around the Memorial Day weekend, according Thomson Reuters data. The results exclude Gap Inc, one of the index's 10 components.

  • How beer innovation just might save the planet Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In Mozambique, SABMiller produces a commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer, called "Impala."

    Dealing with climate change is a cost of doing business. From beer to insurance, how some companies are hoping to profit amid weather-related risks.

  • Advice for summer interns on Wall Street Friday, 30 May 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Hey, can you spare five minutes to tell me your thoughts on the Fed?

    For Wall Street interns, the most important job is to get the lunch order right. Seriously. Tips from a former managing director.

  • PHNOM PENH, May 30- A Cambodian court found 25 people guilty on Friday of acts of violence during strikes by garment workers but all were given suspended sentences and freed, a ruling likely to be welcomed by global manufacturers operating in the country.

  • PHNOM PENH, May 30- A Cambodian court found 25 people guilty on Friday of acts of violence during strikes by garment workers but all were given suspended sentences and freed, a ruling likely to be welcomed by global manufacturers operating in the country.