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NEW YORK, Dec 5- Shopping at Walmart stores across the United States reached a fever pitch at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, when employees across the United States ripped the plastic off doorbuster displays of heavily discounted merchandise.
Dec 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday reported slightly lower-than-expected overall quarterly sales and joined other retailers in taking a cautious stance on the remainder of 2013, sending its shares down 4 percent.
Costco missed its November sales target as lower gasoline prices and weaker foreign currencies cut into a five percent increase in monthly net sales.
Dec 5- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, on Thursday posted a lower third-quarter profit that matched Wall Street's view, as it continued to appeal to loyal shoppers with competitive prices.
Costco's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gas prices and weak currencies dampened an increase in net sales.
Large companies plan their future expecting the government to force them to pay a price for carbon pollution, The New York Times reports.
*Cuts full-year earnings/share view to $1.46- $1.51 vs est $1.61. Dec 4- Apparel retailer Express Inc joined other U.S. retailers in forecasting a weaker-than-expected holiday quarter due to muted Thanksgiving sales and a highly promotional environment.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation, according to people familiar with the matter, an unusually high number that shows the depth of the federal probe.
Dec 3- U.S. retailers rolled out holiday promotions earlier in November this year, denting sales growth over the Thanksgiving weekend that typically marks the beginning of the holiday spending period, according to data released Tuesday by ShopperTrak.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401 program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. The average Wal-Mart employee has about $18,000 in their retirement account, according to BrightScope, which tracks and rates retirement plans.
Dec 3- U.S. retailers rolled out holiday promotions earlier in November this year, denting sales growth over the Thanksgiving weekend that typically marks the beginning of the holiday spending period, according to data released on Tuesday by ShopperTrak.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the best online sales day ever on Cyber Monday for Wal-Mart. Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday was the highest 5-day stretch in online sales in company history.
Break out the stemware. Willie Robertson of the megahit TV reality show has announced a line of wines made in Napa.
Wal-Mart's biggest Black Friday seller was a 29-cent towel, suggesting that while corporate profits are up, most Americans are still struggling. NBC News reports
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama's health insurance program for education employees is looking at a $220 million shortfall in funding for the next fiscal year, which may have to be made up by requiring many participants to pay more.
U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on "Cyber Monday," for the first time since comScore has been tracking such information.
*Tencent breaks into China top three in WPP survey. BEIJING, Dec 3- Internet services company Tencent Holdings Ltd has grown so rapidly it's now China's most valuable listed technology brand, with a value even closing in on that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a report published on Tuesday shows.
NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on "Cyber Monday," for the first time since the data firm comScore began tracking such information.
This is your one stop guide to #CyberMonday's discounted hats, shirts, glassware, home-brew supplies and other beer specials.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp, Toys R Us, Macy's Inc, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Best Buy Co Inc were among the brick-and-mortar chains that started their online deals early. "All of them are behind Amazon, but some are starting to catch up," said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough.