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  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 37 or. 3 percent, to $133.37. Target rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $61.82. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $76.27.

  • Oct 31- Corporate America's love affair with China has cooled for lots of reasons, from the slowdown in the Chinese economy to the flurry of crack-downs targeting Western multinationals. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Arkansas presents another example of why U.S. companies may reconsider plans to move production to China: getting out of the country could...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 34 or. 3 percent, to $133.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $76.60.

  • Oct 31- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General had received offers for only about 4 million Family Dollar shares of a total 114 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 30, a day before the offer was to expire.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.00 or. 8 percent, to $134.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $77.02.

  • Voters to decide North Dakota pharmacy ownership Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— On Election Day, North Dakota voters will have the chance to do what state lawmakers and the nation's highest court declined to do— reverse a half-century-old law requiring pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists. North Dakota's law survived a legal challenge that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the law in 1973. The Legislature...

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, cut prices for transfers within the United States as it loses business to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's new rival service. Wal-Mart was MoneyGram's largest agent in the United States until the world's largest retailer launched its own money transfer service in April.

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, cut prices for transfers within the United States as it loses business to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's new rival service. Wal-Mart was MoneyGram's largest agent in the United States until the world's largest retailer launched its own money transfer service in April.

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, said it would cut prices for transfers within the United States due to rising competition, and withdrew its forecast for the year.

  • Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. Wal-Mart is also planning to offer discounts, or what it...

  • Oct 31- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers. Wal-Mart said it was bracing for competition to be as tough or tougher than in 2013, when heavy discounting...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.07 or. 8 percent, to $133.00. Target rose$. 89 or 1.5 percent, to $61.78. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $76.45.

  • Wal-Mart's Japan unit will close 30 stores Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart says its Japanese unit Seiyu plans to close 30 underperforming stores. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says the store closings will cost it 4 to 5 cents per share in one-time charges spread out over the next few quarters. At the end of its latest fiscal year, which ended Jan. 31, Wal-Mart had 374 retail stores and 64 other locations in Japan.

  • Oct 30- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would close 30 underperforming stores in Japan, scaling back in what was once considered one of the retailer's most promising markets and highlighting the hurdles it faces to securing growth overseas. The closures represent 7 percent of Wal-Mart's 434 stores in Japan. Wal-Mart first invested in Seiyu in 2002 and...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.00 or. 8 percent, to $132.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $76.35.

  • Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. But Amazon— which commands about 20 percent of all U.S. e-commerce— has its own problems, too. Here are ways to have an Amazon- like shopping experience while avoiding the behemoth itself.

  • Oct 30- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would close 30 underperforming stores in Japan, scaling back in what was once considered one of the retailer's most promising markets and highlighting the hurdles it faces to securing growth overseas. The closures represent 7 percent of Wal-Mart's 434 stores in Japan. Wal-Mart first invested in Seiyu in 2002 and...

  • Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Walmart holiday shopping specials are displayed on a computer screen in New York.

    Wal-Mart is considering matching its pricing with its online rivals as it tries to revive sluggish sales.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $132.01. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $76.29.

  • Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. But last month, Wal-Mart started to test the strategy in five markets: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Phoenix; and northwest Arkansas. Wal-Mart is trying to rev up sluggish sales in the U.S. as it...