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  • CHICAGO, Dec 18- Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers. An uptick in last-minute shopping trips on the all-important weekend before Christmas is likely to benefit consumer electronics chains like Best Buy and home improvement retailers...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.86 or 1.3 percent, to $141.19. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.25 or 1.5 percent, to $85.48.

  • Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Take Aishia Senior, who recently watched the price on a coat she wanted rise and fall several times between $110 and $139 in a span of six hours on Amazon.com. "It's definitely annoying," said Senior, who lives in New Haven, Connecticut. "

  • DAVENPORT, Iowa, Dec 18- Life-long Republican Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster, placing his coffee mug over a photo of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016.. In Iowa, which holds the first presidential nominating contest in early 2016, voters are used to hearing out...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 74 or. 5 percent, to $140.07. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 66 or. 8 percent, to $84.89.

  • NY AG cracks down on toy guns that look real Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Eric Schneiderman's office announced Thursday that letters were sent to Walmart, Amazon, K-Mart and Sears telling them to follow a state law intended to ensure that toy guns aren't mistaken for the real thing. A Walmart spokesman says the company will work with Schneiderman to ensure compliance. Messages left with K-Mart, Sears and Amazon Wednesday were not...

  • SEOUL, Dec 18- Iconic Swedish furniture retailer IKEA built its biggest store in the world to serve South Korea's shrinking households, targeting millions of people living alone with Korea- only items like super-sized single beds and in-store kimchi rice. The store opened on Thursday in Gwangmyeong, less than an hour's drive or 14 minutes by train from central...

  • DAVENPORT, Iowa, Dec 18- Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster for his coffee mug. By no coincidence, it covers the face of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016.. Carol Crain, a volunteer at the Scott County Republican headquarters in downtown Davenport, says Republicans "are...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.02 or 1.5 percent, to $139.33. Target rose $1.29 or 1.8 percent, to $73.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.27 or 1.5 percent, to $84.23.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $137.96. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $83.27.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $137.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $83.48.

  • Anonymous 'angel' pays $50,000 for Walmart gifts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    Santa came early for customers at a Walmart when a man walked into the store and donated $50,000 to pay off all customer layaway accounts. USA Today reports.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $137.31. Target fell$. 92 or 1.3 percent, to $72.28. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 98 or 1.2 percent, to $82.96.

  • $151M verdict over Wal-Mart workers' breaks upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding a $151 million verdict in favor of employees at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club who say they were forced to work through their breaks. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Monday's decision affects 187,000 people who worked for Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 1998 and 2006..

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $138.48. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $84.05.

  • Family sues over fatal shooting at Ohio Wal-Mart Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton against the city of Beavercreek, the two Beavercreek officers involved, the police chief and...

  • Dec 16- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Monday's ruling on the class-action lawsuit will...

  • Apple just got reinforcements in mobile pay battle Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system on October 20, 2014 in San Francisco City.

    Dozens more companies—including big banks, retailers and start-ups—have begun to adopt Apple's mobile payments platform, The New York Times reports.

  • Dec 16- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ordered it to pay about $188 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees who claimed their meal and rest breaks were regularly cut. Wal-Mart said the ruling, which it may appeal, would reduce its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations by about 6 cents per share.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.26 or. 9 percent, to $136.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $83.52.