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  • Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    MANCHESTER, Mo.— Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. According to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests, demonstrations occurred at a Wal-Mart and Target in...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 3:00 p.m. ET Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Oil prices plunge after OPEC decides against output cut. CALGARY- Brent crude oil plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel, and U.S. crude dropped by nearly as much, posting their steepest one-day falls since 2011, after OPEC decided against cutting output despite a huge oversupply in world markets. BOGOTA- Hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their land...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Nov 27- Subdued food price inflation in Europe is unlikely to pick up any time soon, adding to the pressure on mainstream grocers as they struggle with changing shopping habits and competition from discounters. Prices paid in Europe for fast-moving consumer goods rose at their slowest pace since 2010 in the third quarter, and fell in Spain, France...

  • Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. By 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, 100 shoppers were in line at the Toys R Us in New York City's Times Square. Mary Smalls, 40, was there trying to get all her shopping done on Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it has cut more than 20 mid-level jobs in China as part of its effort to lower costs in the world's second largest economy where it has been grappling with slower sales and tough price competition. Raymond Bracy, China- based spokesman for Wal-Mart, said the staff cuts were a "necessary business reality," adding the retailer would pay...

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal. Daryl Winchester, 17, of Queens, was luckier, snagging a...

  • Online grocers pick up amid India's e-commerce boom Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers turn in profits.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $139.75. Target rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $72.16. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $84.98.

  • Online grocers come up trumps in India's e-commerce boom Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    By contrast, analysts say supermarkets like More, owned by the Aditya Birla Group, and Reliance Industries Ltd's Reliance Fresh are struggling to attract enough customers to make a profit as they compete with the small neighbourhood stores where most people buy food. "You can go shop at a Walmart or Tesco in the U.S. and U.K. and they have parking.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 57 or. 4 percent, to $139.44. Target fell$. 03 or percent, to $72.07. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $84.86.

  • Wal-Mart dismisses several China executives to cut costs Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Nov 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it had dismissed several executives in China as part of an effort to lower costs in the country, where it has been grappling with slower sales and tough price competition. Walmart reported a 0.8 percent fall in China sales during the quarter to Oct. 31, which it attributed to government austerity measures and deflation.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • 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.

  • FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.— More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system— 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI. "We have a perfect storm coming," FBI manager Kimberly Del Greco told The Associated Press during a rare...

  • 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...

  • Cramer Remix: Here’s the deal on oil and VIX Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Everyone is talking about it ahead of OPEC’s meeting, but "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer has the insight on where he sees oil prices headed.

  • 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.