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  • Chip-enabled 'smart' credit cards coming to US Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Visa smart card with Europay, MasterCard and Visa chip, which replaces the magnetic strip.

    Sam's Club is just weeks away from becoming the first national retailer to offer its customers a chip-enabled "smart card."

  • Icahn reported on Friday a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the $6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General Corp.. Family Dollar's shares rose as much as 16 percent to $70.30 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, while Dollar General's shares rose as much as 14 percent to $65.97.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Shoppers exit a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey.

    Family Dollar adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company.

  • June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company and said he would consider pushing for a merger with Dollar General Corp..

  • NEW YORK, June 6- Sears Holdings Corp's controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert met with Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally earlier this year to seek advice on how to turn around the ailing retailer, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. retailers beat sales expectations in May Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    June 5- Average sales growth at 10 U.S. retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp and Rite Aid Corp, topped expectations in May for a second month in a row as shoppers headed to malls in droves around the Memorial Day weekend, according Thomson Reuters data.

  • U.S. retailers beat sales expectations in May Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    June 5- Average sales growth at nine U.S. retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp and Rite Aid Corp, topped expectations in May for a second month in a row as shoppers headed to malls in droves around the Memorial Day weekend, according Thomson Reuters data. The results exclude Gap Inc, one of the index's 10 components.

  • Retail crosses a line with back-to-school deals Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Back-to-school shopping at Staples.

    Retailers are beginning to push next year's school necessities before many children have closed the book on the current semester.

  • Gun reform group names next target…Target Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    The Moms group has had success in changing other gun policies after launching similar campaigns against restaurants.

  • June 3- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp said it expects gross margins to improve in the second half of the year as it focuses on more profitable products such as accessories and stationery items priced at $1- $5. Dollar General shares rose as much as 5 percent on Tuesday.

  • Getting a college student on a budget? Here's how Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    College isn't all about studying, but students need to know how to keep a lid on spending. Here's how to set a budget with your student.

  • No longer ignored: Retail catering to curvy women Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Singer/TV host Carnie Wilson attends Carnie Wilson & Jay Manuel Celebrate Lane Bryant's NYC Flagship on February 28, 2013 in New York City.

    The fashion and retail industries have turned an eye toward the often ignored plus-size apparel category, generating a 7 percent sales increase.

  • 'Sell in May' just isn't what it used to be Friday, 30 May 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For the second year in a row, selling in May hasn't panned out the way people thought it would.

  • Want job security for life? Major in this... Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards.

  • JPMorgan Chase& Co, PepsiCo Inc, Cardinal Health Inc, Deere& Co and The United Services Automobile Association are among the Fortune 500 companies seeking chief information security officers and other security personnel to shore up their cyber defenses, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • May 28- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses. Net income for the quarter rose to $473 million, or $1.07 per share, from $459 million, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier.

  • May 28- Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that Target Corp shareholders vote against seven of the company's 10 directors, saying the board failed to manage risks that led to a massive data breach.

  • New high-frequency trading thriller hits shelves Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    Mark Russinovich

    It's one thing to hack into Target's database and steal credit card data, but is it possible for cybercrooks to hack the trading system of the NYSE?

  • MasterCard extends zero liability policy to ATMs Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Earlier, the zero liability protection did not apply if an account holder's PIN was used for unauthorized transactions.