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  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.94 or 2.0 percent, to $150.11. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $83.20.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $3.38 or 2.3 percent, to $150.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 95 or 1.2 percent, to $83.53.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 20 or. 1 percent, to $147.17. Target fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $77.72. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 79 or. 9 percent, to $82.58.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 4 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. fell$. 79 or. 5 percent, to $146.58. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 69 or. 8 percent, to $82.68.

  • UPDATE 1-Starboard says Staples needs to "improve" board Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    March 4- Activist investor Starboard Value LP asked office supplies retailer Staples Inc to "improve" the composition of its board to complete the acquisition of Office Depot Inc and fully integrate its smaller rival. Office Depot's shares were slightly down at $9.42. The hedge fund's founder and Chief Executive Jeffrey Smith in January pushed Staples to...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.27 or. 9 percent, to $146.10. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 91 or 1.1 percent, to $82.46.

  • Higher wages to lift spending. What to buy Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Target employees at the checkout registers at a Target store in Torrance, California.

    Pay raises and cheap gasoline make low-end retailers like Wal-Mart and Kohl's better buys than those at the high end, several analysts say.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 57 or. 4 percent, to $147.37. Target rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $78.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $83.37.

  • March 3- U.S. retailer Target Corp, which has been battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performance, on Tuesday said it will eliminate several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters locations in the United States and India, as it aims to cut $2 billion in costs over two years. Target said the job cuts would primarily come from corporate locations...

  • 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 pay $280M for Apple Pay rival Paydiant Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    PayPal looks to expand its bricks-and-mortar presence as it eyes a $280-million acquisition for Paydiant.

  • 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...

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After years of profit gains amid wage stagnation, America may finally be getting a raise. And that could be bad news for investors.

  • After strong February, big jobs report in focus Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:25 PM ET
    A "now hiring" sign at a fast food restaurant in New York.

    The monthly nonfarm payrolls report takes the spotlight next week as investors continue to look for guidance on the timing of an interest rate hike.

  • 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.

  • This is the Fed's biggest economic headache Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The central bank is willing to wait for inflation to catch up to employment before hiking rates.