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  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $117.72. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $76.74.

  • One grocery's chain answer to a cutthroat industry Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Lowes Foods grocery store in Clemmons, NC.

    Grocers must create an "in-store sensory experience...that can't be packaged and delivered by mail," an expert says.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $117.37. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $76.69.

  • As food inflation nears 10 percent, the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces accusations that it is doing no better at reining in prices than the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty's Congress party, which suffered its worst election defeat in May.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $118.25. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $77.04.

  • July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closures and competition intensified.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $118.33. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $77.34.

  • UPDATE 1-Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    July 10- Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc, under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as the company cleared inventory ahead of store closures and competition intensified.

  • July 9- Container Store Group Inc's shares fell as much as 15 percent after the maker of Elfa shelving systems reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year forecast, hit by weak consumer spending and its decision not to offer more discounts.

  • It's back: The Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger cometh Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    The Wendy's Single Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.

    Wendy's attempted brand transition seeks to combine the quality of "fast casual" restaurants like Panera with the low price and speed of fast food.

  • July 9- Container Store Group Inc's shares fell as much as 15 percent after the maker of Elfa wine racks reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year forecast, hit by weak spending and its refusal to offer bigger discounts.

  • Millennials vs. Robots—Who will win the jobs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    A human-like robot called Pepper, developed by SoftBank Corp.'s Aldebaran Robotics unit, gestures during a news conference in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

    Joining the workforce in the age of drone delivery and self-driving cars is difficult for millennials as robots take available jobs. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Will the Fed fuel more volatility? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:52 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Minutes from the Fed's last meeting could keep markets on the boil, if there's much discord among members or it takes a hawkish tone.

  • Small businesses hope for some Wal-Mart magic Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Customers push carts past reusable shopping bags during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    Wal-Mart Stores met with more than 500 small businesses to make good on vow to spend $250 billion by the 2040 to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

  • *S&P 500 holds near-term support. *Alcoa climbs in extended trade after results. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session and driving the Dow below 17,000 as investors turned cautious before the start of earnings season.

  • *Alcoa to report after market close; revenue seen down. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session as investors showed caution ahead of the start of earnings season.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 80 or. 7 percent, to $117.12. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 72 or. 9 percent, to $76.79.

  • VIX 20 percent jump could be message for stocks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After languishing as stocks reached record highs, the VIX has sprung back to life—bringing with it a dose of fear for the stock market.

  • *Alcoa to report after market close, revenue seen down. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session in their biggest one-day drop in almost two months as investors pulled back ahead of the start of corporate earnings season.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $116.53. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $76.40.