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  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $121.29. Target fell$. 02 or percent, to $61.05. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $75.73.

  • Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $121.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $75.86.

  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open. A 13- year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3- year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $121.62. Target rose$. 74 or 1.2 percent, to $61.07. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $75.55.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 68 or. 6 percent, to $121.59. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 82 or 1.1 percent, to $75.78.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $8.95 billion acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Dollar Tree 2Q profit falls 2 percent Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dollar Tree Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar even though shoppers spent more at its discount stores.

  • The company, controlled by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, said quarterly revenue fell 9.7 percent, reflecting the impact of the separation of its Lands' End clothing business, store closures and sales declines at Sears Canada Inc..

  • Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.— Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping. Sears, controlled by billionaire hedge fund investor Edward Lampert, lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2.

  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.

  • Aug 21- Dollar General Corp questioned whether Family Dollar Stores Inc Chief Executive Howard Levine was being driven by self-interest in his support of a proposed takeover of his company by Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $120.91. Target rose $1.08 or 1.8 percent, to $60.33. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.96.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 26 or. 2 percent, to $120.87. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.80.

  • Amazon joins free trade zone in China: Report Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An electric bike used by Amazon.com in Beijing.

    Amazon to open an office in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media says, allowing the firm to sell a wider range of products in the country.

  • Aug 20- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement products retailer, echoed larger rival Home Depot Inc in anticipating higher spending on renovations in the second half of the year as the U.S. housing market showed signs of a recovery.