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  • DAVENPORT, Iowa, Dec 18- Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster for his coffee mug. By no coincidence, it covers the face of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016.. Carol Crain, a volunteer at the Scott County Republican headquarters in downtown Davenport, says Republicans "are...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $2.02 or 1.5 percent, to $139.33. Target rose $1.29 or 1.8 percent, to $73.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.27 or 1.5 percent, to $84.23.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $137.96. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $83.27.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $137.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 52 or. 6 percent, to $83.48.

  • Anonymous 'angel' pays $50,000 for Walmart gifts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    Santa came early for customers at a Walmart when a man walked into the store and donated $50,000 to pay off all customer layaway accounts. USA Today reports.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 88 or. 6 percent, to $137.31. Target fell$. 92 or 1.3 percent, to $72.28. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 98 or 1.2 percent, to $82.96.

  • $151M verdict over Wal-Mart workers' breaks upheld Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding a $151 million verdict in favor of employees at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club who say they were forced to work through their breaks. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Monday's decision affects 187,000 people who worked for Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 1998 and 2006..

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $138.48. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $84.05.

  • Family sues over fatal shooting at Ohio Wal-Mart Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton against the city of Beavercreek, the two Beavercreek officers involved, the police chief and...

  • Dec 16- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Monday's ruling on the class-action lawsuit will...

  • Apple just got reinforcements in mobile pay battle Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system on October 20, 2014 in San Francisco City.

    Dozens more companies—including big banks, retailers and start-ups—have begun to adopt Apple's mobile payments platform, The New York Times reports.

  • Dec 16- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ordered it to pay about $188 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees who claimed their meal and rest breaks were regularly cut. Wal-Mart said the ruling, which it may appeal, would reduce its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations by about 6 cents per share.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $1.26 or. 9 percent, to $136.93. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $83.52.

  • Amazon extends Christmas shipping deadlines Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19. The e-commerce company says members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program can order by Dec. 22 for two-day shipping. Wal-Mart said last week the cutoff for orders with standard shipping to reach homes by Christmas is Dec. 19.

  • ST. LOUIS— Express Scripts Holding Co. is looking for another chief financial officer less than a year after Cathy R. Smith joined the pharmacy benefits manager from retail giant Wal-Mart. Express Scripts said Monday after markets closed that Smith no longer serves as executive vice president and CFO, but she will continue to work for the St. Louis company into...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 31 or. 2 percent, to $138.19. Target rose$. 80 or 1.1 percent, to $73.20. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $83.94.

  • 5 ways bigger online sales can hurt retailers Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Investing in online shopping is essential for retailers, but there are a number of ways it can dent their sales and profits.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $138.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $83.83.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.47 or 1.1 percent, to $139.35. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 63 or. 8 percent, to $84.44.

  • Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as some of its fund investors, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du...