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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a request by Wal-Mart to prevent the proposal from being voted on by shareholders, according to an SEC letter delivered to the fund sponsoring the proposal on Friday.

  • WMT settles part of Tracy Morgan crash for $10M Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:53 PM ET
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    Court papers show that the children of the comedian who was killed in the crash that injured Tracy Morgan won a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.37 or. 9 percent, to $152.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $1.50 or 1.8 percent, to $83.02.

  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— The children of comedian James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan, are getting a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart, court papers show. The documents also show that the children, Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, are putting part of the payment toward annuities that will pay them...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.03 or. 7 percent, to $152.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 93 or 1.1 percent, to $82.45.

  • 6 seismic shifts that will challenge your business Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
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    Innovation is also known as creative destruction for good reason: It wipes out companies. Prepare for these 6 trends before it's too late.

  • Aldi UK says e-commerce "not an immediate focus" Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:49 AM ET

    LONDON, March 20- German discounter Aldi played down on Friday a media report that it is planning to try out online grocery sales in Britain, saying e-commerce "is not an immediate focus". German trade journal Lebensmittel Zeitung cited unnamed sources on Thursday as saying Aldi was preparing to launch an online store in Britain and possibly in other countries,...

  • Its portfolio includes Better Homes and Gardens, one of the most widely read magazines in the nation, and Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand visited online more than 1 billion times a year by home cooks. "They unapologetically and enthusiastically deliver both content and product experiences around that particular woman and they know more...

  • BERLIN, March 19- German discounter Aldi, which has long avoided online sales as not profitable enough, is planning to trial ecommerce in Britain and possibly other countries too, including its home market, a trade journal reported on Thursday. Germany's Lebensmittel Zeitung cited unnamed sources as saying Aldi was preparing to launch an online store in...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 18 or. 1 percent, to $150.75. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 97 or 1.2 percent, to $81.56.

  • L.A.'s anti-fast food rules are a big, fat failure Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    McDonald's Big Mac product shot compared with purchased Big Mac.

    L.A.'s paternalistic and supposedly anti-obesity zoning laws have failed miserably.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $150.64. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 55 or. 7 percent, to $81.98.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday removed a reference to being "patient" on interest rates out of its policy statement but indicated that it was in no rush to hike borrowing costs. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.56 percent and London's FTSE hit a record after...

  • French retailer Carrefour returning to Algeria - source Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    *Carrefour expanding in Africa through franchises, JVs. PARIS, March 19- Carrefour is preparing to return to Algeria after a six-year absence, as part of a drive to tap booming consumer demand in Africa. Rising incomes and an underdeveloped retail sector have made Africa an important new growth destination for retailers and consumer goods companies, with the...

  • March 18- Target Corp next month will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, a source familiar with the matter said. The clearest sign of the changing labor landscape came last month when Wal-Mart said it would move to the $9 minimum in April. A week after Wal-Mart's...

  • March 18- Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, a source familiar with the matter said. The movement had its biggest success last month when Wal-Mart said it would move to the $9 minimum in April and $10 an hour next year. That immediately raised the pressure on...

  • March 18- Target Corp. will raise the minimum wage for all of its workers to $9 an hour, matching moves made by rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and TJX Cos, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday. Target in particular has been under pressure to raise wages since Wal-Mart last month said it would move to the $9 minimum in April. Next year, Wal-Mart employees after some six...

  • MONTERREY, March 18- Wal-Mart de Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, will expand more slowly this year, and instead focus on making sure new stores generate more money, Chief financial Officer Rafael Matute said on Wednesday. Walmex, which is controlled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, opened 132 outlets last year, and expanded its total shop floor area by 3.9 percent,...

  • Target hiking minimum wage to $9/hour: Report Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Customers arrive at a Target store in St. Albert, Alberta, January 15, 2015.

    The move to a $9 minimum wage comes after other large retailers Wal-Mart and TJX recently announced minimum wage hikes.

  • US stocks rebound on dovish Fed, with Dow topping 18K Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered the Fed's statement that indicated a rate hike would come later rather than sooner.