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  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 47 or. 4 percent, to $126.48. Target rose $1.06 or 1.7 percent, to $63.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $76.22.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 05 or percent, to $126.06. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $75.99.

  • Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 42 or. 3 percent, to $126.01. Target rose$. 01 or percent, to $62.87. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $76.24.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $126.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $76.16.

  • Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. Robert Wergin, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $126.00. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $76.03.

  • Yowie Group said on Wednesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, will trial its "Yowie" chocolates across 50 stores in Texas. Shares in Yowie Group jumped as much as 18.5 percent after the company announced the tie-up with Wal-Mart. Yowie Group is based in Perth in western Australia.

  • Even funds sour on Russia stay sweet on Magnit Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Magnit sells local produce, has a CEO who meets with investors, and targets ordinary Russians. Fund investor concerns about Russia have led to some selling of Magnit lately, and fund managers warn that small investors might find the risks of investing in Magnit too big.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 72 or. 6 percent, to $126.43. Target rose$. 65 or 1.0 percent, to $62.86. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 51 or. 7 percent, to $76.32.

  • Retailers: Ignore this group at your own peril Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    The Latino population, experts predict, will see their buying power grow to $1.5 trillion by next year.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 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$. 74 or. 6 percent, to $126.45. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 66 or. 9 percent, to $76.47.

  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has settled an investigation into false price advertising for Coca-Cola 12- packs by Wal-Mart at 117 stores statewide. The attorney general's office says the retail chain launched a national Father's Day sale in June advertising the 12- packs for $3, but New York consumers were routinely charged $3.50.

  • Reserve now, pay later! Layaway's hidden dangers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Layaway could be "disastrous" for the financially irresponsible, Today.com reports.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 63 or. 5 percent, to $126.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $76.17.

  • Sears takes $400M loan from Lampert's hedge fund Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Sears is taking out a $400 million secured short-term loan from a hedge fund run by CEO Edward Lampert. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, which runs Sears and Kmart stores, said in a regulatory filing that the loan is from entities affiliated with Lampert's ESL Investments Inc..

  • Early movers: HSY, SHLD, BX, BA, LMNT, BABA & more Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:35 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.

  • Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. "The economy continues to improve in the U.S., and there's still an accommodative Fed," said Brad Sorensen, director of market and sector research at the Schwab Center for Financial Research.

  • Sept 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Chief Spokesman David Tovar resigned after the company allegedly found that he had lied about his academic record in his resume, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.