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  • Which is better: Massachusetts or Washington? Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    Massachusetts vs. Washington, home states of the two Super Bowl teams. Which state has the better economy and quality of life?

  • Starboard pushes for Staples-Office Depot merger Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Staples store

    Activist investor Starboard Value has written a letter to Staples urging it to merge with rival Office Depot.

  • Midday movers: Teva, Outerwall, Tiffany & more Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying a combined company would lead to greater savings. The hedge fund owned a 5.1 percent stake in Staples, as of last month, and it boosted its holdings in Office Depot to nearly 10 percent. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion,...

  • Starboard asks Staples to merge with Office Depot Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Jan 20- Activist investor Starboard Value LP called for office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc to merge, saying it would lead to greater savings. A merger will result in synergies of at least $2 billion, which would more than double operating profits, and the two chains will be more efficient at closing stores when combined, Starboard said in a...

  • Midday movers: Wynn Resorts, Chevron, Crocs & more Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Ditching the ugly sweater? There's an app for that Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    People enter to Macy's store at the Newport Mall in Jersey City, N.J.

    Some stores are making it easier to return or exchange gifts by offering longer return periods, and there are even apps to do it.

  • In 2013, some 2 million express packages were left stranded on Christmas Eve, according to shipment-tracking software developer ShipMatrix Inc. The reasons given were, in part, a surge in demand triggered by last-minute online promotions and bad weather. The four retailers with the most aggressive cutoff date of Dec. 23- Apple Inc, Dell Inc, Nordstrom Inc and...

  • Who spoiled Christmas? Fewer packages arrive late Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    An employee sorts packages at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, KY.

    Santa's sleigh delivered more on-time packages this Christmas, though a few retailers still broke their delivery promise.

  • Stocks rally; Dow, S&P 500 end at records Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks mostly rose Monday, with the S&P gaining after its best week in nearly two months.

  • Credit cards getting more secure: MasterCard exec. Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Chris McWilton, MasterCard’s president of North America

    MasterCard's North American president says microchips will be embedded in about half the credit cards in 2015 to protect against fraud.

  • Early Movers: AMC, American Apparel, Staples & more Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
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    Companies making headlines before the bell Monday.

  • Dec 19- Office equipment supplier Staples Inc said the investigation of a data security breach showed that malware may have affected about 1.16 million payment cards. The breach at 115 of the company's 1,400 stores was announced in October. Staples said it has since eradicated the malware.

  • Staples confirms hack; up to 1.2M cards affected Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    Staples store

    Staples confirmed on Friday a data breach that may have affected up to 1.2 million cards.

  • Apple just got reinforcements in mobile pay battle Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo.

    Dozens more companies—including big banks, retailers and start-ups—have begun to adopt Apple's mobile payments platform, The New York Times reports.

  • *Starboard Value takes stakes in Office Depot, Staples. Retailers were among the day's biggest percentage gainers on the S&P 500, including Urban Outfitters, up 7.6 percent at $32.29. "It suggests overall spending is going to do well," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • *Starboard Value takes stakes in Office Depot, Staples. Retailers were among the day's biggest percentage gainers on the S&P 500, including Urban Outfitters, up 7.6 percent at $32.29. "It suggests overall spending is going to do well," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • RPT-BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT /2:30 PM ET Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Editor: Steve Orlofsky+ 1 646 223 6200. WASHINGTON- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. WASHINGTON- Jack Reed, a Mississippi clothing retailer, says the economic recovery is taking hold for his family business as...

  • *Starboard Value takes stakes in Office Depot, Staples. NEW YORK, Dec 11- U.S. stocks bounced back on Thursday, with the S&P 500 surging more than 1 percent, as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and boosted optimism about holiday spending. "It suggests overall spending is going to do well, and today's rally confirms the resumption of a year-end rally which...

  • Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot merger: Sources Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Staples store

    Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge rival office-supply chains Staples and Office Depot, according to people familiar with the matter.