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  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 80 or. 6 percent, to $140.01. Target rose $4.99 or 7.4 percent, to $72.50. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.20 or 1.4 percent, to $84.99.

  • Wal-Mart closes loophole on PlayStation 4 scam Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    Scammers misused Wal-Mart's price-match promotion to get PlayStation 4 and other products for a deep discount. But Wal-Mart's starting to crack down.

  • Nov 19- Almost two thirds of adults won't spend more this holiday season despite lower gas and fuel costs, a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll shows, in a bad sign for retailers looking for an extra boost in gift buying from cheaper prices at the pump. "We live on a budget so we have a certain amount for groceries, a certain amount for birthdays, a certain amount for holidays," said...

  • What tops Target's wish list? Bring back 'Tarjay' Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Its logo may still be a bullseye, but Target hasn't hit one in a while. A look at what Target has to prove this holiday season.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 54 or. 4 percent, to $139.75. Target rose $4.72 or 7.0 percent, to $72.23. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.66 or 2.0 percent, to $85.45.

  • Don't let software bugs ruin Christmas Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:13 PM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    The Container Store uses application performance monitoring (APM) software from AppDynamics to locate bugs in its website and fix them.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $139.36. Target rose $3.24 or 4.8 percent, to $70.75. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 77 or. 9 percent, to $84.56.

  • Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    BOSTON— A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil"— a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end— are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts- based consumer watchdog group. It's about the hazards, " James Swartz, the group's director, said at a news conference at the...

  • Nov 19- Target Corp on Wednesday reported its first increase in U.S. same-store sales in four quarters and a quarterly profit above expectations, but said it would review the future of its loss-making Canadian business after the holiday season. Target said consumers responded well to its back-to-school and Halloween promotions. Target narrowed the range of...

  • Employers fear unknown health benefits costs Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A Wal-Mart employee checks out customers during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.

    It's uncharted territory. Employers worry how many will sign up for health-care coverage this year.

  • Nov 19- Target Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. retailer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as U.S. same-store increased for the first time in four quarters. Target shares rose 3.4 percent to $67.78 premarket. The forecast includes a pre-tax expense of $13 million, or 1 cent per share, related to the conversion of Target's payment cards to MasterCard...

  • Nov 19- Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by the reorganization of its Ontario store network and the acquisition of a majority stake in bakery chain Premiere Moisson. The company, which is facing intense competition from U.S. retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, also said in June it would buy a...

  • Target rebounds in third quarter on solid sales Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Target reported a 3.2 percent rise in its third-quarter profit, beating Wall Street expectations as shoppers spent more on beauty products and back-to-school fashions. Last year, Target had a solid start to the shopping season but a data breach disclosed a week before Christmas sent customers fleeing for months and hurt sales and profits.

  • Target Corp quarterly sales beat estimates Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Nov 19- Target Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. retailer, reported better-than-expected quarterly sales, helped by a 1.2 percent rise in same-store sales in the United States. Target now expects adjusted earnings of $3.15- $3.25 per share for the year ending January, compared with its previous forecast of $3.10- $3.30 per share. Target's net income rose to $352...

  • Anti-corporate groups to stop protesting Davos Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    GENEVA— Two anti-corporate campaign groups said Wednesday that they will stop staging protests at the World Economic Forum because they believe the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Switzerland is no longer relevant. Instead, the groups said they would focus their work on promoting a plan— to be put to referendum in Switzerland— that would...

  • Cramer Remix: Warning to the skeptics Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer issues a warning investors should heed.

  • KKR, CD&R prepare joint bid for PetSmart: Sources Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Buyout firms KKR & Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Cramer: Does Amazon belong on your wish list? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Jim Cramer goes off the charts to review Amazon, which has competition from Wal-Mart and Alibaba. Will it go higher for the holidays?

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Buyout firms KKR& Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier& Rice LLC have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the auction for the pet food retailer heats up. KKR and CD&R are planning to submit a joint bid for PetSmart next month, the people said. PetSmart shares traded up 2.2 percent on...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 74 or. 5 percent, to $139.21. Target rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $67.51. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $83.79.