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  • Walmart customers push carts past reusable shopping bags in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart on Tuesday announced a series of initiatives to beef up its health and wellness offerings.

  • Target Corp. announced last month that it was pushing granola bars and healthy grab-and-go snacks over candy at the checkout aisles in 30 of its stores. And CVS Health Corp. is also adding more fresh foods and healthier snacks at many of its locations while moving bagged candy out of prime store space in the first aisle. As part of this overall push, Wal-Mart...

  • Here's why holiday spending forecasts may not matter Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Young shoppers shopping

    Retailers are no longer concerned with overall consumer spending during the year's largest selling season, according to PwC.

  • Expect this fourth quarter surprise: Strategist Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets.

    Here's why there could be a "surprising" stock market rally in the fourth quarter, strategist Brian Belski said Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year. High-end retailer Nordstrom ended the summer saying it planned 20 percent fewer clearance...

  • Albertsons said on Friday that it expected to price 65.3 million shares at between $23 and $26 each, valuing the company at up to $12.35 billion. Albertsons, the second-largest U.S. grocer after Kroger Co by number of stores, highlighted in a filing that it also faced a growing threat from online grocery stores. "It's only going to get worse for Albertsons," David...

  • A line of pacifier clips that pose a choking hazard to children are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include women's sandals, bicycles and armchairs. They were sold at Buy Buy Baby and small boutique retail stores nationwide and in Canada from September 2014 through June 2015.

  • Oct 2- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is cutting 450 jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of a reorganization of the retailer's management structure, according to an internal memo circulated to staff on Friday. The cuts are aimed at making the world's largest retailer by revenue a "more nimble organization" and is part of a review that will lead to "pulling back in some...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of Amazon.com. There are more than 18,000 people who work at the headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, a close-knit community in northwest Arkansas. While it is the behemoth of retail,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Big business is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to curb class action litigation in a series of cases that dominate the nine justices' business docket in the coming months. The most significant of those handed victories to Wal Mart Stores Inc and Comcast Corp.. In all three new cases, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups have filed...

  • Albertsons IPO will be priced at ... Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    An Albertsons market in Buellton, California.

    Albertsons' expected IPO price would value the supermarket chain at up to $12.35 billion.

  • WASHINGTON— A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States. China, the second-largest economy after the United States, is growing far more slowly. And emerging economies, from Brazil to Turkey, are straining to grow at all.

  • SuperValu CEO Duncan to retire in February Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The CEO of SuperValu who was credited with stabilizing the grocery as it suffered under intense competition is retiring. Sam Duncan, 63, was named president and CEO in February 2013 following the sale of five of SuperValu's grocery brands, including Albertson's, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market stores, and Jewel-Osco. SuperValu chose to focus on core stores...

  • Cerberus Capital Management LP will move ahead with the IPO despite volatile stock markets, underscoring the private equity firm's confidence that it can fetch a high valuation for Albertsons, Reuters reported in September. Albertsons is selling 65.3 million shares in the IPO and expects to raise up to $1.7 billion, it said in a regulatory filing on Friday.

  • ATLANTA, Oct 2- Wal-Mart Stores' expanding network of large distribution centers will allow it to deliver packages throughout the United States in two days, setting it up to compete more efficiently in online holiday sales, a senior executive said on Thursday. Bender was speaking after an event to mark the opening of one of the new warehouses- a 1.2 million square...

  • Jobs data should be strong, will jar market if not Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with representatives during a weekly job fair event in Dallas on Sept. 2, 2015.

    Economists expect a steady pace of job growth in September, but a miss that would spark market fears that the economy is slowing.

  • Big layoffs may signal end of expansion: Challenger Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Pink slip job cut

    Big layoff announcements like those seen in September historically signal the end of an expansion, John Challenger said.

  • Early movers: MKC, CAG, GPS, GOOGL, MSFT & more Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:05 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.

  • Wall Street seeks bullish October start Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, the first day of the final quarter of 2015. Wall Street closed out a negative third quarter and September Wednesday on positive note.

  • *Cuts could be announced this week; Walmart declines comment. Sept 30- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said. The cuts will make up a small portion of the more than 18,000 people employed at the Bentonville, Arkansas office...