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  • Target cuts full-year profit forecast Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Aug 20- Target Corp reported a 62 percent drop in second-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast as it resorts to price cuts to attract cash-strapped consumers and win over shoppers unnerved by a massive holiday-season data breach.

  • UPDATE 1-Sears Canada reports loss, revenue slides 12 pct Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Aug 20- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline. Hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lampert and his Sears Holdings Corp said in May they were looking to sell their 51 percent stake in Sears Canada.

  • Target cuts annual profit outlook Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The Minneapolis- based company said it earned $234 million, or 37 cents per share, in the quarter ended Aug. 2, compared with earnings of $611 million, or 95 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Aug 19- Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest high-profile company caught in the battle over gun rights and gun control in the United States.

  • Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Sprawled in ads on a bed of kale, British fashion darling Alexa Chung is the face of Nailkale, a new line of 12 nail shades from London- based Nails Inc. They just launched in the U.K. and will hit U.S. shelves in late August. Nails Inc. founder Thea Green was inspired by a couple of trips to New York City last year.

  • Brita recalling children's water bottles Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard. The company said Tuesday that the lid of the hard-sided bottles can break into pieces with sharp points. Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Community Health details attack on patient records Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Community Health has since removed the malware from its system and finalized "other remediation efforts" to prevent future attacks.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • How big retail plans to get America shopping again Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    In a difficult retail environment, Target and Wal-Mart Stores are planning new initiatives in hopes of cracking open consumer wallets.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to its humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. *Russia said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward a ceasefire or political solution to the fighting in the east of the country after talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Sunday.

  • Why this is the week traders have been waiting for Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets are more likely to get a schooling on the labor market than a road map for rate hikes when the Fed meets in Jackson Hole in the week ahead.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, HD, CBS, TSLA, GOOG & more Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Surprising items on back-to-school shopping lists Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Customers shop for back to school supplies at a Target Corp. store in Colma, California.

    The items that schools now request on their supply lists may come as a surprise to many parents.

  • Recalls this week: smoke alarms, space heaters Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    More than 150,000 smoke alarms that can fail to alert consumers when a fire occurs are among this week's recalled consumer products. The 400 series model numbers include 429 AT, 429 C, 429 CAD, 429 CRT, 429 CST, 429 CT, 429 CTAD, 449 AT, 449 C, 449 CRT, 449 CSRH, 449 CSRT, 449 CST, 449 CSTE, 449 CT and 449 CTE. HOW MANY: About 141,000 in U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.

  • Two major grocery chains in potential data breaches Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Two major grocery store chains—Supervalu and Jewel-Osco—said they may have been adversely affected by computer data breaches.

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

  • Aug 14- Supervalu Inc is in the early stages of investigating a potential data breach that could have affected more than 1,000 stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Aug 14- U.S. supermarket chain Supervalu Inc is investigating a potential data breach that could have affected more than 1,000 of its stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Supervalu had 3,763 stores as of April, according to a regulatory filing. Supervalu was not immediately available for comment.