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Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 54 or. 5 percent, to $113.56. Target rose$. 56 or. 9 percent, to $60.32. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $77.56.
April 21- A former associate at a California investment firm pleaded guilty to securities fraud Monday, admitting to illegally making $192,000 trading ahead of news Marvel Entertainment would be bought by Walt Disney Co, where his girlfriend was working.
WASHINGTON— Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze. There were ice storms in Georgia.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 4 percent, to $113.96. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $77.61.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $113.72. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $77.31.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor's Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the "Arkansas Grown" program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants.
April 17- Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.
Target, which started its subscription service by offering 150 baby products, is expanding the program tenfold by adding nearly 1,600 items.
*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.
Michaels Stores confirmed that there was a breach of certain systems that process payment cards at its stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25. Barnes& Noble Inc., down $2.23 to $16.37.
Stocks wavered between gains and losses on Thursday amid a slew of quarterly earnings.
*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks advanced slightly in choppy trading on Thursday after three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech bellwethers Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers, including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Thursday following three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech giants Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric.
NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The Walmart -2- Walmart service is being rolled out in partnership with Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc..
The service will allow customers to transfer money to and from 4,000 of its stores.
NEW YORK— Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription service in September by offering 150 baby products, like baby wipes and diapers, for delivery.
China's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks.
April 16- Yahoo Inc, which posted anemic first-quarter revenue growth, said it has nominated three new members to its board. The three members include billionaire Charles Schwab, namesake chairman and chief executive of discount broker Charles Schwab Corp..