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  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • Will earnings tell the story markets need to hear? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:21 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell in New York.

    Quarterly earnings growth and clues from companies' commentaries will tell whether there really will be a bounce back in growth in the second half.

  • Newark, N.J. July 12- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 1:19 AM ET

    The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $117.72. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $76.74.

  • One grocery's chain answer to a cutthroat industry Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Lowes Foods grocery store in Clemmons, NC.

    Grocers must create an "in-store sensory experience...that can't be packaged and delivered by mail," an expert says.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $117.37. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $76.69.

  • As food inflation nears 10 percent, the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces accusations that it is doing no better at reining in prices than the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty's Congress party, which suffered its worst election defeat in May.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $118.25. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $77.04.

  • July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closures and competition intensified.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $118.33. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $77.34.

  • UPDATE 1-Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of store closures and competition intensified.

  • Costco same-store sales beat on higher fuel prices Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:57 AM ET
    A Costco store in Richmond, Calif., March 6, 2014.

    Costco Wholesale reported a 6 percent rise in June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher fuel prices.

  • Look for strong numbers when retailers report Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    The Container Store tanks after disappointing earnings. Other retail reports shouldn't be that bad.

  • July 9- Container Store Group Inc's shares fell as much as 15 percent after the maker of Elfa shelving systems reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year forecast, hit by weak consumer spending and its decision not to offer more discounts.

  • It's back: The Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger cometh Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    The Wendy's Single Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.

    Wendy's attempted brand transition seeks to combine the quality of "fast casual" restaurants like Panera with the low price and speed of fast food.

  • July 9- Container Store Group Inc's shares fell as much as 15 percent after the maker of Elfa wine racks reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year forecast, hit by weak spending and its refusal to offer bigger discounts.

  • Millennials vs. Robots—Who will win the jobs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    A human-like robot called Pepper, developed by SoftBank Corp.'s Aldebaran Robotics unit, gestures during a news conference in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

    Joining the workforce in the age of drone delivery and self-driving cars is difficult for millennials as robots take available jobs. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Will the Fed fuel more volatility? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:52 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Minutes from the Fed's last meeting could keep markets on the boil, if there's much discord among members or it takes a hawkish tone.

  • Small businesses hope for some Wal-Mart magic Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Customers push carts past reusable shopping bags during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    Wal-Mart Stores met with more than 500 small businesses to make good on vow to spend $250 billion by the 2040 to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.