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  • April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...

  • April 13- New York's attorney general has questioned 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney, about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice that requires workers to find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to report to work. Letters were also sent to Abercrombie& Fitch, J. Crew, L Brands Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, TJX Cos,...

  • April 13- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to 13 retailers, including Gap Inc and Target Corp, questioning them about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice under which workers find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to go in to work. Practices such as on-call scheduling may violate a New York law, according to the letter.

  • GE and Gap Imports are big market movers Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. General Electric Co., up $2.78 to $28.51. The Gap Inc., down $1.59 to $41.14.

  • After-hours buzz: PriceSmart, Gap, Citrix & more Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 5:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 5, 2015.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: PriceSmart, Gap, Citrix & more.

  • Gap Inc.'s key sales metric up 2 percent in March Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap Inc. reported a 2 percent increase in a key revenue metric for March as surging business at Old Navy offset sales declines at its namesake division and its Banana Republic stores. The results underscore the challenges facing the company's CEO Art Peck, who took on the top role in February, succeeding Glenn Murphy who has been at the helm since 2007....

  • U.S. retailers' March same-store sales Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    April 9- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1yZ1HNm for a table that compares U.S. retailers' March same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.

  • Tired of the same old stores? 10 hot retail ideas Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Zara Home

    There's a new set of names primed and ready to take over space at the top U.S. shopping centers.

  • Missed opportunity? Retail's plus-size problem Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    Lane Bryant I'm No Angel campaign

    Despite the potential for growth, retailers have had difficulty competing in the plus-size category, which has led to frustrated consumers.

  • Starbucks to expand online college tuition program Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers. Among the other major employers that have announced wage hikes recently are Wal-Mart Stores and Gap Inc..

  • As McDonald's ups pay, pressure for franchises? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Customers visit a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas.

    As McDonald's plans a pay raise for 10 percent of its U.S. restaurants, will the move extend to its individually-owned franchises?

  • McDonald's to hike pay for US restaurant workers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 3:23 PM ET
    Fast-food workers hold placards in support to an increase of the fastfood workers minimun wage in New York.

    The move will not apply to workers at franchisee-owned restaurants, which make up 90 percent of U.S. stores.

  • Bargain hunters: Now's the time to score deals Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    A sale sign outside a clothing store in New York City

    Penney, Macy's, Nordstrom and other department stores are accelerating their discounts ahead of the early Easter holiday.

  • Wait! Don't buy that new suit just yet Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    A customer, left, shops for a new suit at a Banana Republic LLC store in Los Angeles, California.

    After months of promotions, retailers are finally trying to break consumers' addiction to discounts. Will shoppers call their bluff?

  • 'Country of mushrooms'? US cybersecurity risks rise Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Cyber security

    The U.S. is severely lacking in its efforts to handle cybersecurity risks and continues to trade privacy for convenience.

  • How Wal-Mart just changed the game for retailers Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    An employee arranges frozen turkeys displayed for sale at a Walmart Store in Los Angeles.

    Beyond raising wages in retail, Wal-Mart's latest move will have an even bigger impact on the future of retail.

  • Worker group presses Target to boost hourly wage Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    March 10- A women's group has started a campaign calling on Target Corp to raise its hourly wages, as pressure builds on retailers to follow Wal-Mart Stores Inc in boosting worker pay. The move comes on the heels of Wal-Mart's announcement last month that it was lifting its minimum wage to $9 an hour in April and to $10 for current employees in 2016, above the...

  • Behind the obsession with the dollar and earnings Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 4:06 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 20, 2015.

    The markets were obsessed with a stronger dollar Tuesday.

  • Goodbye, parka. Shoppers finally ready for spring Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    People outside an H&M store in New York.

    The five-week long month of March is shaping up to be significant for retailers, not only because of an earlier Easter.

  • Denim tries to shake off yoga pants effect Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    A customer browses jeans at a Gap Inc. store in San Francisco.

    Though the activewear trend is still firing on all cylinders, there have been some recent green shoots in the blue jean market.