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  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That opens up lots of strategies for shopping that will keep you out of the crazy lines in stores at noon on Christmas Eve.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 21 or. 1 percent, to $141.77. Target fell$. 69 or. 9 percent, to $73.95. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 78 or. 9 percent, to $85.16.

  • Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeys Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DETAILS: Bean bag chairs sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohls, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair and other online retailers. They were sold between January 2010 and October 2013 for up to $40. FOR MORE: Contact Comfort Research at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET...

  • Retailers vow to follow NY's toy gun law Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Big name retailers say they are taking steps to follow a New York state law that prohibits the sale of toy guns that could be mistaken as the real thing. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday said his office wrote to Amazon, K-Mart, Sears and Walmart after an investigation found that non-compliant toys were sold online.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $142.02. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 50 or. 6 percent, to $85.44.

  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That opens up lots of strategies for shopping that will keep you out of the crazy lines in stores at noon on Christmas Eve.

  • Sector Snap: Toy companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stocks of Mattel and Hasbro are sliding less than a week before Christmas, with BMO Capital Markets analysts expressing concern that the toy companies seem to be losing share to competitors. Both Hasbro and Mattel seem to be losing share to rivals that are mostly privately held, according to BMO, which also believes that they may end up with high...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 17 or. 1 percent, to $141.73. Target fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $74.44. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $85.74.

  • *Third acquisition for Thai Union so far this year. Thai Union, which makes "Chicken of the Sea" brand tuna and counts Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Costco Wholesale Corp among its clients, said on Friday its biggest-ever purchase will give it North America's largest seafood brands like Bumble Bee, Brunswick and Sweet Sue. Bumble Bee is the third acquisition deal this...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.23 or 1.6 percent, to $141.56. Target rose $1.07 or 1.5 percent, to $74.64. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.71 or 2.0 percent, to $85.94.

  • 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.

  • Wal-Mart, Amazon, Sears in trouble over toy guns Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Major retailers are illegally selling prohibited toy guns online, alleged the N.Y Attorney General's office Thursday.

  • Can Amazon’s one-hour service give it the edge? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon warehouse in Brieselang, Germany.

    Amazon is taking on the big department stores and offering to deliver items like shampoo and batteries to shoppers in under an hour.

  • 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...

  • Oh, Barbie. It's just not your year, sweetie Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hollywood Premiere Barbie Doll

    Here's who's hot and who's not this holiday season. Sorry, Barbie, it's just not your year, sweetie.

  • 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...