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  • NRF cuts retail sales growth forecast for 2014 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shoppers at Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Mich.

    Slow growth during the first half of the year caused the National Retail Federation to lower its retail sales forecast for 2014.

  • Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The nation's largest retail trade group has pared its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.

  • How big banks are courting the 'unbanked' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    For banks working on their post-financial crisis image, catering to poor clients may lead to good will from regulators, the NYT reports.

  • China food scandal spreads, Japan dragged in Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, as well as McDonald's products from Japan.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 51 or. 4 percent, to $117.55. Target rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $59.38. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $76.64.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 95 or. 8 percent, to $117.99. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $76.45.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 4 percent, to $117.50. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $76.53.

  • Early movers: KO, MCD, VZ, AAPL, NFLX, CS & more Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *Starbucks, Burger King, Dicos pull products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.

  • Starbucks, Burger King dragged into food scandal Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    A food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as products of McDonald's as far away as Japan.

  • *Starbucks says has pulled chicken products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp as far away as Japan.

  • Wal-Mart ups price wars for back-to-school season Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the price game for the crucial back-to-school shopping season. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, general merchandise at Wal-Mart's U.S division, said he's seeing back-to-school promotions start early this year.

  • SHANGHAI/ LOS ANGELES, July 21- Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • Healthy snacks take on corny junk marketing Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Bolthouse Farms will be setting up 'healthy snack stations' in stores with marketing ploys borrowed from junk food. USA Today reports.

  • Hasbro to sell 3-D printed 'My Little Pony' art Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Figurines inspired by Hasbro's My Little Pony line and printed at Shapeways in New York.

    Hasbro said it plans to partner with 3-D printing company Shapeways to sell fan art inspired by My Little Pony. The New York Times reports.

  • *To be replaced by Unilever exec Dave Lewis. LONDON, July 21- Tesco is to ditch chief executive Philip Clarke and replace him with a turnaround specialist from Unilever, ending a disastrous three year reign as Britain's biggest retailer warned it would again miss profit forecasts.

  • *McDonald's warns may face China product shortfall. *Incident highlights broader China food supply chain issues. SHANGHAI, July 21- McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • Abenomics and Modinomics: New BFFs? Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 6:53 PM ET
    An Indian schoolgirl hold the national flags of India and Japan.

    Cross-investment between India and Japan has been relatively small, but economic reboots via Abenomics and Modinomics may change that, Nomura said.

  • July 18- The success of General Electric Co's impending initial public offering for its private-label credit card unit could ride on investors' willingness to bet that a lukewarm consumer-led U.S. economic recovery heats up.

  • July 17- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, appointed Executive Chairman Galen Weston president as part of a management shakeup aimed at helping the company better compete with U.S. rivals.