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  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.. Until now Sam's Club had allowed a third-party auto-buying service to market cars through its website but had not operated its own...

  • A shopper shows off his haul of new merchandise from the upcoming film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at a department store open just after midnight on 'Force Friday' in Sydney, September 4, 2015.

    Disney is turning its launch of new "Star Wars" merchandise—3½ months before "The Force Awakens"—into a new kind of retail holiday.

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the membership warehouse club division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, said on Thursday it has tied up with online car-shopping site TrueCar Inc in an effort to boost its auto business. Sam's Club said in a statement that the tie-up would give its members access to more than 10,000 TrueCar dealers and guaranteed savings off the manufacturer's...

  • DHAKA, Bangladesh— A court in Bangladesh's capital indicted the two owners of a garment factory and 11 others on homicide charges Thursday for a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers. It is the first time that factory owners have been prosecuted in Bangladesh's lucrative garment industry, the world's second largest after China. Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda...

  • Sept 2- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would reopen in late October to early November five U.S. stores whose closure had prompted a union to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming retaliation against workers for organizing. Wal-Mart announced the store closures in April to fix plumbing and other repair issues. In the complaint the UFCW...

  • The retailer will start hiring workers for the stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and California, and would encourage previous employees and those that had transferred to other stores to apply, company spokesman Lorenzo Lopez said.

  • The big business of 'Star Wars' Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
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    "Star Wars" could add a$500 million in revenues for Disney in 2016, according to J.P. Morgan.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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...