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  • Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent, while L Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected 2 percent rise, lifted by gains at its Victoria's Secret lingerie chain.

  • U.S. retailers say business picked up later in February Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3 percent, while L Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected 2 percent rise, lifted by gains at its Victoria's Secret lingerie chain.

  • Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based on projections, not actual consumer behavior in the exchanges that only really got going last year.

  • RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after sales tumble Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    RadioShack said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in sales during the holidays.

  • March 4- RadioShack Corp said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after reporting a wider quarterly loss and huge drop in sales during the holidays that raised concerns about the longer-term prospects for the U.S. electronics chain. RadioShack's sales have been in free fall since 2010 amid executive departures, tough competition and an image problem.

  • Just ask Bob Costas, who arrived in Sochi to be the main host of NBC's prime time Olympic coverage, and ended up on the sidelines for nearly a week with an eye infection. Heather Holmes, who works for the medical device company Medtronic Inc, regularly puts in more than 100,000 miles a year on long flights to such places as China and India.

  • Love's labor's lost as snow buries Valentine's Day Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Procrastinators may find that a snowy Valentine's will put their plans on ice—or at least, result in one heck of a no-gift excuse.

  • Feb 11- CVS Caremark Corp stuck to its 2014 sales forecast on Tuesday, a week after announcing it was giving up its $2 billion a year tobacco business, and said sales at its drugstores are off to a good start this year.

  • Feb 11- CVS Caremark Corp posted higher quarterly profit on Tuesday as it processed more prescriptions and benefited from the introduction of new generic drugs, helping it offset a drop in store visits by customers.

  • RadioShack's success story: Not the Super Bowl ad Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Speaker wall at a Radio Shack concept store in New York City.

    RadioShack has a decent shot at turning around and is nowhere near bankruptcy. Any signs of improvement would delight investors.

  • "Consumers are being hit by a perfect storm of events," said Craig Johnson, president of advisory firm Customer Growth Partners. Kohl's Corp on Thursday said sales in January were "significantly" lower than expected as shoppers stayed away, and the department store chain lowered its profit forecast.

  • "Consumers are being hit by a perfect storm of events," said Craig Johnson, president of advisory firm Customer Growth Partners. Kohl's Corp on Thursday said sales in January were "significantly" lower than expected as shoppers stayed away.

  • Payback is a switch: Business case for EV charging Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    As electric vehicles catch on, business owners wonder whether the upfront cost of an EV charging station will pay them back in terms of customers.

  • Feb 5- CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelves.

  • Cramer: Why CVS' tobacco move hurts shareholders Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he thinks CVS' move to end tobacco sales could only work in a fantasy world.

  • CVS kicks the habit, dropping tobacco products Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    CVS Caremark says it will stop selling tobacco products, making it the first major pharmacy retailer to voluntarily do so.

  • Feb 5- CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf. "I think it will put pressure on other retailers who want to be in healthcare," said CVS Caremark Chief Medical Officer Dr.

  • Retailers face pressure to raise security spending Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Retailers need to do a lot more to defend themselves against future cyberattacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Target Corp's decision to speed up a $100 million program to adopt the use of chip-enabled smart cards is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what retailers need to do to defend themselves against future cyber attacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.

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