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  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 70 or. 5 percent, to $139.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $84.50.

  • 3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Falling gas prices. "Retail therapy is out the window for most Americans," said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC, a research firm. In fact, the National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion— the highest increase since 2011. But retailers already have had to resort to discounting to get shoppers into...

  • Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? This road map of store openings can help.

  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    "We have a perfect storm coming," says Kimberly Del Greco, a manager in the FBI division that helps run the system, known as NICS. Much of the responsibility for preventing criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns is shouldered by about 500 men and women who run the system from inside the FBI's criminal justice center, a grey office building with concrete walls...

  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through advertising deals and promotions.

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving— an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. They're pushing shopper boycotts on Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving— and on the holiday itself, which is...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 93 or. 7 percent, to $138.87. Target rose$. 53 or. 7 percent, to $72.10. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $84.95.

  • Wal-Mart's top merchant out as key holiday nears Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer for its namesake U.S. division has left as the discounter makes leadership changes to perk up sales as the holiday shopping season revs up. According to the memo from Greg Foran, CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. business since August, the company will not name a replacement immediately. Foran, who had been CEO and president of...

  • Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. chief merchandising officer was leaving the company in a management shuffle just as the crucial holiday shopping season kicks into gear. Duncan Mac Naughton, who had held the post since 2011, was departing to pursue new opportunities, Wal-Mart said on Tuesday. Mac Naughton was a public figure at Wal-Mart, appearing before...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 79 or. 6 percent, to $139.01. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 37 or. 4 percent, to $85.03.

  • WAL-MART CHIEF MERCHANDISER DEPARTS JUST BEFORE BLACK FRIDAY. Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton has decided to leave the retailer to pursue new opportunities, according to a company memo provided to media. The move comes as Wal-Mart and other retailers gear up for the holiday shopping season.

  • Want the best deal? Skip the turkey Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving. —There are 86 laptops and tablets on deeply discounted specials at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to MarketTrack. It also counted 36 video game system deals on Thanksgiving, and two on Black Friday.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $139.80. Target fell$. 01 or percent, to $71.56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $84.95.

  • Black Friday shopping catches on in UK Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON— Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Online seller Amazon is widely perceived to have first introduced Black Friday deals to the U.K. in 2010. A steady slew of retailers joined the fray each year, with a significant jump in 2013, when the Asda supermarket chain, owned by Walmart, embraced the event.

  • Early Movers: TIF, WMT, HMC, SNE, PBR & more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • YOUR MONEY-Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain: a 65 "Vizio television at Walmart for $648. Unit sales are already up this year so far, says Stephen Baker, vice president for industry analysis at NPD Group, which tracks TV sales. Best Buy is featuring a 50 " Panasonic for $199.99.

  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving. For example, there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets deeply discounted as door buster deals at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to an analysis of...

  • Wal-Mart merchandising boss to leave: Report Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to leave the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday.

  • Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Mac Naughton was considered a potential successor to lead Wal-Mart's U.S. business when U.S.

  • Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer to leave - WSJ Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Mac Naughton joined the company in 2009 as chief merchandising officer of Wal-Mart Canada and moved...