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  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 98 or. 7 percent, to $147.94. Target rose$. 85 or 1.1 percent, to $77.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $83.96.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 61 or. 4 percent, to $147.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 53 or. 6 percent, to $83.40.

  • PayPal to acquire mobile wallet provider Paydient Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— EBay's PayPal payment unit is acquiring mobile wallet operator Paydient ahead of PayPal's spinoff as the mobile payment sector heats up. They also provide the mobile wallet platform for MCX, a mobile pay consortium whose members include many of the world's largest retailers, including Walmart, Target, Sears, CVS and many others. Competition in the...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 98 or. 7 percent, to $147.94. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $83.95.

  • March 2- Warehouse club retailer Costco Wholesale Corp said on Monday it had tied up with Citigroup Inc and Visa Inc to issue co-branded credit cards in the United States and Puerto Rico. Citigroup will exclusively issue the co-brand cards and Visa would provide the payment network, replacing American Express Co, from April 1, 2016, Costco said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike. The five members of the Fed's Washington- based board of governors, including Yellen, have spoken less definitively, though governors including Jerome Powell have...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 31 or. 2 percent, to $146.96. Target fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $76.83. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $83.93.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $146.53. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $83.67.

  • Apple vs. Exxon: What's the better buy? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    If you could pick one stock, Apple or Exxon, which would it be? Scott Fearon, author of "Dead Companies Walking" has a pick that might surprise you.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 60 or. 4 percent, to $146.05. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $83.83.

  • US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December quarter, weaker than the...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US economy-GDP Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department issues its second of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the October-December quarter. The report will be released Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SLOWER GROWTH: The expectation is that the overall economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, according to a survey of economists conducted...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 83 or. 6 percent, to $146.65. Target fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $76.90. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $83.80.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.02 or. 7 percent, to $146.46. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $83.59.

  • About Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. RESUME: McMillon's first job at Wal-Mart was in 1984 as an hourly worker unloading trucks at a distribution cente to pay his way through college. McMillon worked at the home office in Bentonville, Ark. and overlapped with the late legendary founder Sam Walton by about a year.

  • Technology is not a job killer: Walter Isaacson Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Don't blame the robots for killing jobs. Contrary to popular belief, technology actually creates jobs, says former CNN and Time chief Walter Isaacson.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 76 or. 5 percent, to $146.73. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $83.38.

  • Feb 25- It didn't take long for a big retailer to follow the lead of Wal-Mart Stores in raising minimum pay for workers. The announcement comes less than a week after Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, announced that it was giving half a million U.S. workers a raise, bringing its minimum hourly pay to $9 in 2015 and $10 next year. Analysts had predicted that other...

  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the most in six weeks. "Despite larger-than-expected weekly swings, the trend in claims remains consistent with...

  • The US recovery story is a fraud: SocGen bear Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist, Albert Edwards, has poured scorn on the belief that the U.S. economy is recovering.