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  • NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It was a run-of-the-mill complaint— a smell of gas— with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking. While officials caution that they aren't certain of the cause of last week's blast in New York's East Village, it is highlighting a long-known problem with potentially deadly...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission sided with Wal-Mart's assertion that it could be omitted on the grounds that it had already been "substantially implemented" in other ways by the company, according to the ruling posted on the SEC's website. "The SEC agreed that it could be excluded again this year on that basis," Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove said,...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.90 or 1.3 percent, to $152.37. Target rose$. 58 or. 7 percent, to $82.14. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.18 or 1.5 percent, to $82.53.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.94 or 1.3 percent, to $152.41. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.34 or 1.6 percent, to $82.69.

  • *NY AG test also confirms GNC's products meet FDA guidelines. *Probe into Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target products ongoing. GNC also agreed to adopt testing standards for herbal supplements that exceed FDA requirements, a first in the United States, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.46 or 1.0 percent, to $151.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.21 or 1.5 percent, to $82.56.

  • March 30- GNC Holdings Inc said it restored certain dietary supplements to its stores in New York after reaching an agreement with the state's attorney general that its products complied with the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines. GNC also agreed to adopt stricter testing standards for herbal supplements that exceed FDA requirements, a first in the...

  • NEW YORK— GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products. In February, Schneiderman's office sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    While veterinary groups recommend pain treatment, only about 10 percent of calves are properly medicated, according to Vermont dairy cattle breeder Mark Rodgers. Yet, the change may come sooner than producers expected, as some of the nation's largest food companies, such as General Mills, Nestle and Dunkin' Brands, are asking dairy suppliers to incorporate...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $150.47. Target rose $1.12 or 1.4 percent, to $81.56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $81.35.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 75 or. 5 percent, to $150.81. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 50 or. 6 percent, to $81.39.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.03 or. 7 percent, to $150.06. Target fell $1.18 or 1.4 percent, to $80.44. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $81.89.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 74 or. 5 percent, to $150.35. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 88 or 1.1 percent, to $82.20.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.42 or. 9 percent, to $149.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $81.30.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $2.05 or 1.3 percent, to $151.09. Target fell$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $81.62. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.73 or 2.1 percent, to $81.32.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.20 or. 8 percent, to $151.94. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.24 or 1.5 percent, to $81.81.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 44 or. 3 percent, to $153.58. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $82.57.

  • AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:12 AM ET

    BENJINA, Indonesia— The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. The men the AP interviewed on Benjina were mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the poorest countries in the world. They were brought to Indonesia through Thailand and forced to fish.

  • AP Investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:37 AM ET

    BENJINA, Indonesia— The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. The men the AP interviewed on Benjina were mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the poorest countries in the world. They were brought to Indonesia through Thailand and forced to fish.

  • BENJINA, Indonesia— The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. They were brought to Indonesia through Thailand and forced to fish. Tainted fish can wind up in the supply chains of some of America's major grocery stores, such as Kroger, Albertsons and...