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  • FreshPet files for IPO valued at up to $100M Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Pet food maker FreshPet on Monday filed for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million. FreshPet's fridges are located in about 12,600 retail stores, including Wal-Mart, PetCo, PetSmart, Target, and Kroger. The Secaucus, New Jersey, company reported $39.7 million in revenue in the first half of 2014 and recorded a loss of $5.6 million.

  • Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity.

  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Starbucks, McDonald's, PayPal, Google and Square offer their own services, but only a small portion of customers use them.

  • Premium pet food company Freshpet files for IPO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the New Jersey- based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Freshpet's filing listed private equity firm MidOcean Partners LP and Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, as investors.

  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. Home Depot joins a growing list of retailers that have had their data stolen. Industry watchers are betting Home Depot will fare better with its customers.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 03 or percent, to $126.20. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $76.24.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 06 or percent, to $126.17. Target rose $1.07 or 1.8 percent, to $61.95. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $76.51.

  • Sept 10- Empire Co Ltd, the operator of Canadian grocery chain Sobeys Inc, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by its recently acquired Safeway Canada.

  • Moms want corporate action on guns Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Shannon Watts speaks about gun violence in schools during a news conference on Capitol Hill, February 12, 2014, in Washington.

    The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says they want corporations to take the lead on gun-violence prevention.

  • Retailers seen unlikely to warm up to Apple Pay Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    Sept 10- Apple Inc's launch of its own tap-to-pay system using near-field communication in its new iPhones and smartwatches may not be a game changer after all. Apple is betting on the popularity of its iPhones and the convenience and security of its payment system to prompt customers and retailers to make the shift.

  • One step for Apple, one leap for mobile payments Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Pay product on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

    Analysts believe Apple's new payment system could finally drive mass adoption of paying with phones.

  • Honolulu officer's gun fires in store bathroom Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    HONOLULU— The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the apparent accidental firing of an off-duty officer's gun in a Target store bathroom. The officer was in the men's bathroom at the Salt Lake Target store when his gun fired at about 9 p.m. Saturday, KHON-TV reported.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $125.99. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $76.59.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 10- Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.

  • High stakes as runway fashion goes mainstream Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Models walk the runway at the BCBG fashion show during MBFW Spring 2015 in New York.

    As New York Fashion Week has grown to include mainstream brands, the twice-a-year spectacle now encompasses both the high end and everyday.

  • Sept 10- Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company.

  • Home Depot stock dips on data breach fallout Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Home Depot are under pressure Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. Attorney generals for Connecticut, California and Illinois are leading a multistate investigation into the Home Depot data breach.

  • Dollar General gets hostile with Family Dollar Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    A Family Dollar Stores store location in Mansfield, Texas.

    Dollar General took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival.

  • Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.

  • Hey Mom, Wal-Mart says this is what the kids want Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    The Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll

    Wal-Mart released its second annual Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List, which includes "Frozen" products and a cell phone case maker.