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  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 95 or. 7 percent, to $141.94. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $87.86.

  • Jan 28- Fuel-cell maker Plug Power Inc toned down its sales outlook for 2015, saying it had decided to put out numbers "people could rely" on after receiving "a lot of criticism for under-delivering." The company's shares fell as much as 10 percent to $2.86 in morning trade, after Chief Executive Andy Marsh said Plug Power now expected sales "in excess of $100 million".

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.24 or. 9 percent, to $142.23. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $87.93.

  • *To cut debt/equity ratio to 0.8-1.2 times after Bumble Bee deal. Thai Union, producer of "Chicken of the Sea", the third-biggest tuna brand in the United States, has moved aggressively on overseas acquisitions as part of a plan to double its revenue. In December, it announced an agreement to purchase Bumble Bee pending approval from U.S. authorities.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.92 or 1.3 percent, to $140.99. Target fell$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $74.76. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.10 or 1.2 percent, to $87.53.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.48 or 1.0 percent, to $141.43. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.03 or 1.2 percent, to $87.61.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.35 or. 9 percent, to $141.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 83 or. 9 percent, to $87.80.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 86 or. 6 percent, to $142.91. Target fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $75.25. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $88.63.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 32 or. 2 percent, to $142.37. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $88.60.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 57 or. 4 percent, to $142.62. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $88.73.

  • Jan 23- Kimberly-Clark Corp is set to increase advertising and promotional spending for its diapers and launch new products in an escalating war with bigger rival Procter and Gamble Co in North America. Industry analysts say moms are either going upscale and choosing Pampers or going down-market with Luvs, both P&G brands, leaving Kimberly-Clark's mid-tier...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices. The new company, which had not been named as of Monday, will have combined sales of $15.7 billion and its board will include eight directors from Rock-Tenn and six directors...

  • Jan 23- Kimberly-Clark Corp is set to increase advertising and promotional spending for its diapers and launch new products in an escalating war with bigger rival Procter and Gamble Co in North America. Industry analysts say moms are either going upscale and choosing Pampers or going down-market with Luvs, both P&G brands, leaving Kimberly-Clark's mid-tier...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 78 or. 6 percent, to $142.05. Target fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $75.29. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $88.51.

  • Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled products include potentially defective fitness equipment and hunter's tree stands. The recalled units include: Mean Green Super Strength Spray 20- ounce with UPC 720547001208, Mean Green Super Strength Spray 40- ounce...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $142.15. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 85 or 1.0 percent, to $89.15.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 77 or. 5 percent, to $142.04. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $88.62.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.13 or 1.5 percent, to $141.27. Target rose $1.82 or 2.5 percent, to $75.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.66 or 1.9 percent, to $88.30.

  • Jan 22- Dollar General Corp could make smaller acquisitions and build its store footprint to better compete with Dollar Tree Inc, which is poised to become the largest discount retailer after its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc.. On Thursday, Family Dollar shareholders approved a cash-and-stock deal to be bought by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion,...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $139.79. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.09 or 1.3 percent, to $87.73.