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  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season. FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. The improved performance comes after delays by FedEx and UPS last year...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 26 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. fell$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $143.43. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 55 or. 6 percent, to $86.98.

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Those are some of the top business stories of 2014, as chosen by business editors at The Associated Press. Others include massive product disasters: A string of auto recalls after faulty ignition switches from General Motors Corp. and air bags in many car models caused injuries and deaths. Janet Yellen became the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and U.S....

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 07 or percent, to $143.58. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 58 or. 7 percent, to $87.01.

  • US futures rise in quiet post-holiday trading Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures were higher on the last day of the shortened trading week after a sixth day of gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • US retailers may only just meet holiday sales forecasts Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    A woman pushes a shopping cart past Christmas decorations displayed for sale at a Wal-Mart.

    Consumers slacked off on the final holiday shopping days, suggesting traditional retailers will just meet sales forecasts amid deep discounts.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • Wal-Mart tests gift card swap program Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Employees assist shoppers at the check out counter of a Walmart store in Los Angeles, Nov. 24, 2014.

    Wal-Mart will begin testing on its new gift card exchange program on Christmas Day.

  • Are shoppers really socially responsible? Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    At least one-third of UncommonGoods’ products are exclusive and handmade in the U.S.

    In the final hours to fulfill your holiday gift lists you might think consumers aren't focused on being socially responsible, but you'd be wrong.

  • Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls soon after the holidays to exchange or return less-than-ideal presents. A recent National Retail Federation survey of 60 merchant loss-prevention executives estimated that fraud related to...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $144.07. Target fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.61. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $86.93.

  • Early movers: DTV, WMT, UPS, GSK, SNE & more Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. It's a test program, but if it's successful, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said the card swap could become a permanent service. Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala said the chain doesn't have specific metrics to...

  • US minimum wage hikes to impact Walmart Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    Minimum wage hikes across the US will prompt Wal-Mart Stores to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 94 or. 7 percent, to $144.15. Target rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $74.69. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $86.66.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.68 or 1.2 percent, to $144.89. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 67 or. 8 percent, to $87.05.

  • Barnes & Noble regains full ownership of Nook unit Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Barnes& Noble said Tuesday it bought Pearson Inc.' s stake in Nook for about $27.7 million in cash and stock. Barnes& Noble paid Pearson $13.8 million in cash and about 603,000 shares of its own stock, which closed at $23.12 on Monday. Earlier this month Barnes& Noble agreed to buy back Microsoft Corp.' s stake in Nook for $125 million.

  • They were sold for about $100 online and at retailers across the country, including Kmart, Kohl's, Target and Walmart. The brewers are made by Keurig Green Mountain Inc., based in Waterbury, Vermont. The company's shares fell $3.08, or 2.2 percent, to $136.70 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

  • China's property tycoon finds path to billions Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Wang Jianlin built Dalian Wanda with a mix of political instincts and discipline, navigating the country's government-led business environment.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.44 or 1.0 percent, to $143.21. Target rose$. 55 or. 7 percent, to $74.50. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.22 or 1.4 percent, to $86.38.