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  • Sept 1- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc's quarterly sales rose less than analysts had expected as it focused on integrating Family Dollar stores amid intense competition from mass retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Analysts had touted Dollar Tree's acquisition of Family Dollar as a game changer for the smaller discount retailer, as it propelled the...

  • Sept 1- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc's quarterly sales rose less than analysts expected due to intense competition from retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and as it focused on closing the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar Tree's sales forecast for the current quarter also fell short of Wall Street's estimates, sending the company's...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to. Wal-Mart said Monday it spoke to store managers about controlling costs earlier this month at a holiday-season planning meeting. "Managing hours is a routine...

  • Dating site eHarmony aims to mix work with pleasure Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 8:02 AM ET

    Aug 31- As a marriage counselor years ago, Neil Clark Warren saw first-hand how incompatibility led to unhappy matches. The market is dominated by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, owner of Match.com as well as other sites for the lovelorn. Los Angeles- based EHarmony plans to launch its recruitment service- Elevated Careers- in 2016, and expects the business...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together or risk violating U.S. labor law. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at franchisees of McDonald's Corp and...

  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported quarterly sales that fell slightly below analysts estimates and said it expects same-store sales growth for the year to be at the low-end of its forecast. Dollar General slipped from the No.1 spot after it lost a takeover battle for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc to...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year. Shoppers at Wal-Mart can put their items on hold starting Friday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, says it will start to offer exclusive "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" toys starting Sept. 4.

  • Early movers: TIF, SJM, DG, MIK, CSX, TSLA & more Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. Company spokesman Kory Lundberg said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will remove the remaining inventory as stores transition from summer to fall merchandise, which should take a week or two to...

  • Wal-Mart's holiday layaway launches this week Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Star Wars Legendary Master Yoda

    Wal-Mart is kicking off its layaway program two weeks earlier than in 2014, to coincide with a massive toy push.

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s, similar guns Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    Walmart store

    Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them.

  • Aug 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the top seller of guns and ammunition in the United States, said on Wednesday it will stop carrying the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles at its stores due to sluggish demand. A spokesman for the world's largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving...

  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:27 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. Company spokesman Kory Lundberg said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will remove the remaining inventory as stores transition from summer to fall merchandise, which should take a week or two to...

  • Is this the formula to the ‘perfect’ burger? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    It’s often said we eat with our eyes, but one food expert suggests that to truly enjoy a burger, you need all five senses.

  • Too soon? Retailers gunning for your Christmas cash Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Shoppers pass by a Victoria's Secret store.

    Retailers are using early lessons from back-to-school to shape their strategies for the winter holidays.

  • Fund managers from Federated Investors Inc,, Wells Fargo& Co and Wasatch say they have been moving more money to companies in Mexico, Poland and India after China's stock market began crashing in June. It's a stark reversal from the past several years, when the prospect of high levels of growth and attractive demographics convinced many fund managers that China...

  • Apple enters bear territory; tech stocks crushed Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
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    The majority of technology index components—more than 63 percent—are trading down more than 10 percent from yearly highs.

  • This sensor lets you avoid crowds and long lines Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Density sensors that track population/foot traffic.

    A sensor by a start-up called Density can send data to your phone, telling you when a restaurant or gym is too crowded.

  • NEW ORLEANS— With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, Wal-Mart is announcing a $25 million, five-year commitment to support disaster recovery efforts around the world. The corporation and its charitable foundation announced the plans Friday in New Orleans, part of more than a week's worth of observances in the city and along the Gulf Coast.