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  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase in May, with construction and government employment...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month, down from 254,000 in May, with construction and government employment unchanged, and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast to rise 230,000 in June. WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. We are making a lot of progress in reducing slack and unless the labor...

  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    TUAL, Indonesia— All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again.

  • ConAgra Foods to exit private label business Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    ConAgra Foods products

    ConAgra Foods said it would exit its struggling private label foods business and reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly sales.

  • Stocks in the first half offer a very mixed bag Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    If there was ever an argument for owning a broad portfolio of stocks, the first half of 2015 is Exhibit 1.

  • Macy's stuck in a 'rut,' with few options: Analyst Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag

    Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell downgraded Macy's, citing "low confidence that the company can bust out of its same-stores sales rut."

  • Retail investors: What to watch in the second half Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Gap store in New York.

    After contending with port strikes, a long winter and the impact of a stronger dollar, retailers are hoping to move past the noise.

  • Your face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. At the CE Week gadget show in New York this week, there were several standouts amid the sea of smartphone chargers and 3- D printers. The $999 machine will be available to commercial establishments that serve coffee.

  • You face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. At the CE Week gadget show in New York this week, there were several standouts amid the sea of smartphone chargers and 3- D printers. The $999 machine will be available to commercial establishments that serve coffee.

  • Recalls this week: Bicycles, toys and Lululemon tops Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    Tops from Lululemon are among this week's recalled products. They were sold through Classroom Direct catalogs, School Specialty Furniture and Equipment catalogs, School Specialty Education Essentials catalogs, School Specialty Early Childhood catalogs, and on www.schoolspecialty.com from May 2015 through June 2015. They cost between $105 and $115.

  • Corporate America is marching with gay pride Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Corporations like Google have supported same-sex marriage for years.

    Long before marriage equality, Corporate America embraced gay-pride parades across the nation, says Jordan Roth.

  • The move comes days after Apple CEO Tim Cook called on people in a tweet to honor the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting by eradicating racism and the symbols that feed it. Apple Inc., which is based in Cupertino, California, is the latest company to distance itself from the divisive symbol after the shooting suspect, Dylann Storm Roof,...

  • Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:27 PM ET
    Confederate flag

    Following the lead set by Wal-Mart and other retailers, Apple has removed Civil War games from its App Store, MacRumors reports.

  • June 25- Apple Inc has removed several civil war games featuring Confederate flags from its App Store, some game developers said. Retailers such as Wal Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp have stopped selling the flag. Google Inc, Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday also pulled Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping sites.

  • Key Target merchandising exec steps aside Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Target's reinvention plan continues. The retailer said Thursday that Kathryn Tesija, who also served as executive vice president, will move temporarily to a strategic adviser role on July 6 and plans to leave the company in April 2016. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, Target said that Tesija will continue to receive her...

  • What your smartphone says about your waistline Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:32 AM ET
    Smart phone food

    Data from NPD Group show how iOS users are 50 percent more likely than Android users to go for liquid lunches.

  • GOP gov: 'Hats off' to Wal-Mart on Confederate flag Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Confederate flag

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells CNBC the decision by Wal-Mart, one of his state's largest employers, to stop selling Confederate flag-related items "makes some sense."