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  • California port truckers end strike after four days Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 1- Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Several hundred drivers, backed by the Teamsters union, struck four trucking firms...

  • Recalls this week: Kaleidoscope toys, batteries Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    A line of portable jumpstart batteries that can overheat and cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include electric bicycles that can also overheat and kaleidoscope toys with parts that are dangerous to small children. They were sold at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at...

  • April 30- Western Union Co said it expects pricing for its money transfer services to be at the company's "historical low single digit range" as it grapples with rising competition. Rival MoneyGram International Inc slashed prices last year after Wal-Mart Stores Inc launched its money transfer service. Western Union is facing competitive pressure in U.S....

  • COLUMN-Keep your eye on wage pressures -James Saft Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    April 30- Sure, much U.S. economic data has been weak, and sure, we may see fallen leaves drifting in the streets of Washington before the Federal Reserve actually hikes rates, but the most important development this week may turn out to be the rise in employment costs. The employment cost index rose more than expected in the first quarter, up 2.6 percent compared with...

  • Foreign grocers struggle in China's fast-moving market Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:07 PM ET

    Foreign supermarket and hypermarket chains are struggling to compete in China, moving to revamp store formats and sell online. The Financial Times reports.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.75 or 1.2 percent, to $144.46. Target fell $2.64 or 3.2 percent, to $78.87. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.22 or 1.5 percent, to $77.88.

  • Bill to ban criminal record question on job apps advances Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oregon employers would be barred from asking job seekers about their criminal backgrounds on application forms under a bill passed by House lawmakers Wednesday. Rob Nosse, said the measure will help people with criminal records earn a living and rebuild their lives. And all the research shows that access to housing and employment are among the two...

  • Finding the lowest price online isn't always easy Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    online retail sales

    "Where can I get the lowest price?" should be an easy question to answer. But it's not always so simple.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $144.35. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 95 or 1.2 percent, to $78.15.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Kroger will build 11 new stores and expand or remodel 22 others in a $464.6 million central Indiana expansion that will create 3,440 permanent jobs, the retailer announced Wednesday. A four-year strategic plan for the nine-county Indianapolis area began quietly last year and includes building seven Kroger Marketplace stores in Fishers,...

  • April 29- Mondelez International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by cost cutting and price increases, as the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies seeks to boost margins amid slow growth in demand for packaged foods. Mondelez has focused on cutting costs with measures such as factory closures and zero-based budgeting,...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 59 or. 4 percent, to $145.62. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 52 or. 7 percent, to $78.58.

  • Early movers: HOT, TWX, LL, HUM, TWTR & more Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:22 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.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 35 or. 2 percent, to $146.61. Target rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $81.51. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $79.10.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $146.95. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $79.25.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 31 or. 2 percent, to $146.65. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $79.05.

  • Protests that forced companies to change Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
    Protester using megaphone during demonstration

    Using demonstrations and campaigns in traditional and social media, consumers are increasingly forcing companies to change their ways.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.16 or. 8 percent, to $146.96. Target fell $1.32 or 1.6 percent, to $81.38. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 47 or. 6 percent, to $79.37.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $147.90. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $79.45.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 18 or. 1 percent, to $148.30. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $79.57.