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  • Jan 23- Kimberly-Clark Corp is set to increase advertising and promotional spending for its diapers and launch new products in an escalating war with bigger rival Procter and Gamble Co in North America. Industry analysts say moms are either going upscale and choosing Pampers or going down-market with Luvs, both P&G brands, leaving Kimberly-Clark's mid-tier...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 78 or. 6 percent, to $142.05. Target fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $75.29. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $88.51.

  • Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled products include potentially defective fitness equipment and hunter's tree stands. The recalled units include: Mean Green Super Strength Spray 20- ounce with UPC 720547001208, Mean Green Super Strength Spray 40- ounce...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $142.15. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 85 or 1.0 percent, to $89.15.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 77 or. 5 percent, to $142.04. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $88.62.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.13 or 1.5 percent, to $141.27. Target rose $1.82 or 2.5 percent, to $75.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.66 or 1.9 percent, to $88.30.

  • Jan 22- Dollar General Corp could make smaller acquisitions and build its store footprint to better compete with Dollar Tree Inc, which is poised to become the largest discount retailer after its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc.. On Thursday, Family Dollar shareholders approved a cash-and-stock deal to be bought by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion,...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $139.79. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.09 or 1.3 percent, to $87.73.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 17 or. 1 percent, to $138.98. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 64 or. 7 percent, to $87.28.

  • EBay's breakup plans may open door for e-commerce M&A Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21- EBay Inc's plans to break up into three different companies could accommodate would-be suitors, signaling a potential merger fight after the breakup. The moves come as Wall Street analysts question how long eBay and PayPal can withstand growing competition from online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and Alibaba Group Holding...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $139.14. Target rose$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $73.95. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $86.64.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 45 or. 3 percent, to $138.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $86.72.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 18 or. 1 percent, to $139.20. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 53 or. 6 percent, to $86.16.

  • Family of comedian killed in Wal-Mart crash settles claim Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The family of a comedian killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart. The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the estate of James McNair is the first stemming from the June 7 crash, in which a Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van carrying...

  • Wal-Mart launches cash pickup option for tax refunds Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    Residents shop at Walmart as the store prepares for Black Friday in Los Angeles, Calif., November 24, 2014.

    Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at all stores nationwide.

  • Jan 20- French newspaper "Le Monde" said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called the " Syrian Electronic Army", an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In November, the websites of British and North American media organisations and retailer Wal-Mart's Canadian unit were hacked in a suspected...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 34 or. 2 percent, to $139.38. Target fell $1.27 or 1.7 percent, to $73.67. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $86.69.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card "swipe fee" rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. The high court's refusal to hear the case keeps intact a March 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.03 or. 7 percent, to $138.69. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 79 or. 9 percent, to $85.98.

  • Wal-Mart launches cash pickup option for tax refunds Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at about 3,000 stores nationwide. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, says the process will take the same time as if customers were to file their returns electronically and then get direct deposit, which could take just a week, says Daniel...