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  • *Global retailers such as Gap, H&M planning big push into India. NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 24- A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. Located in a posh district in the south of New Delhi,...

  • Late on Friday, the European Union agreed to a four-month extension for Greece, and a late rally pushed the S&P 500 above technical resistance level of 2,100 after several failed attempts earlier in the week. "The market has done quite well this week holding things together," said Frank Cappelleri, technical market analyst and trader at Instinet LLC in New York.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price...

  • Wal-Mart wage hike seen pressuring Target, fast-food Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:40 PM ET

    Feb 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's wage hike will likely trigger a rethink on pay across the retail and fast-food sectors, with Target Corp one of the low-wage employers facing pressure to follow suit and pay workers more. Wal-Mart announced on Thursday it would lift its minimum U.S. wage to $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016, raising the ante in a tightening labor...

  • Feb 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the U.S. minimum wage that some employees now earn, succumbing to longstanding pressure to pay its workforce more. Wal-Mart has been a prime target of critics who say its low-wages and inflexible scheduling are a big part of the problem. The White House praised...

  • Half-million of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. The nation's largest private employer announced on Thursday that it's giving a raise to about half-million U.S. workers as part of a $1 billion investment that includes changes that Wal-Mart says are aimed at giving workers more...

  • Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:21 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japanese fashion empire Fast Retailing Co. says it will expand monitoring of its suppliers following complaints over labor violations and other problems. Yukihiro Nitta, who is in charge of corporate social responsibility at the fashion giant, said Wednesday the company's oversight would extend to the fabric manufacturers who supply the garment...

  • Early movers: GPS, ANF, VFC, DTE, CAG & more Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Port shutdown's likely losers  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC.com Investing Editor John Melloy breaks down which stocks would likely bear the brunt of a looming port shutdown in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

  • Port shutdown: These stocks likely to lose Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    The West Coast port disruption this week will disrupt these retailers' inventory shipments ahead of the key spring selling season.

  • Early movers: KO, CVS, HOT, HD, GPS & more Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 9, 2015.

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

  • Feb 9- U.S. apparel retailers Urban Outfitters Inc and Aeropostale Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly sales after holiday sales in the United States rose the most since 2011.. Urban Outfitters shares rose 7.5 percent in extended trading, while Aeropostale's stock jumped 21.2 percent. Aeropostale's net sales fell 11 percent to $594.5 million in...

  • After-hours buzz: Qualcomm, Coupons.com & more Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday: Qualcomm, Gap, Coupons.com & more.

  • Feb 5- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1Icbvgj for a table that compares U.S. retailers' January same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.

  • U.S. retailers' January same-store sales Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    Jan 8- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1KvEc3M for a table that compares U.S. retailers' January same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters. **Gap Inc is yet to report same-store sales for the month. **Walgreens said it would not report monthly same-store sales results any longer.

  • Shopping centers popping up in this new hot spot Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Rendering of The Mall of San Juan

    Retail development is underway in Puerto Rico, despite the U.S. territory's challenged economy.

  • Gap's failed shot at love on Tinder Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    A file photo of Gap 1969 jeans

    Tinder just swiped left on Gap's plan to use its dating app as a new means for advertising.

  • RadioShack's pain could be Amazon's gain Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    Will Amazon acquire some of RadioShack's property? One retail expert said it's an 'opportunistic deal' for the online behemonth.

  • Lululemon founder's tenure was 'great and terrible' Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson arrives for the company's annual general meeting in Vancouver June 11, 2014.

    One analyst said Chip Wilson's exit from Lululemon won't derail its turnaround, which has finally started to take shape.

  • February outlook: Retail, energy and a correction? Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    Here's how Wall Street is positioning for February, a month that history says could be tough for stocks after a down January.