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  • Photo sites remain offline in wake of possible hack Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The online photo websites of Rite Aid, CVS, Costco and Wal-Mart Canada remain offline in the wake of a possible data breach at the company that hosts all four sites. All four sites are administered by Canada- based PNI Digital Media, which is owned by Staples Inc.. Rite Aid Corp. says its customer credit card information isn't processed by PNI.

  • Amazon takes aim at next target: Macy's Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    An employee of Amazon at a fulfillment center.

    Amazon's U.S. apparel and accessories business will strip Macy's of its title as the top apparel retailer in 2017, according to Cowen.

  • July 20- Storied supermarket chain Great Atlantic& Pacific Tea Co Inc, better known as A&P, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in five years and said it was in discussions with buyers for some of its stores. The company said was in talks with Acme Markets Inc, owner of Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores, Stop& Shop Supermarket Co LLC and...

  • A&P files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy, 2nd time in 5 years Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    The company plans to sell as many of its 296 stores as possible and said in a filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York that it has bidders for 120 of those operations with expected proceeds of $600 million. The Stop& Shop Supermarket Co., owned by supermarket giant Ahold, said that it has struck a deal to buy 25 A&P stores in the greater New York area for $146 million.

  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island- based CVS Health Corp. said Friday that payment information on the site is collected by an outside vendor, which it identified as Canada- based PNI Digital Media. Neither CVS nor Staples Inc., PNI's parent company, would say how many customers could potentially be affected, both adding that they have investigations under way and will...

  • July 16- Amazon.com Inc said customers ordered 34.4 million items worldwide during its highly publicized Prime Day sale, breaking the record set by last year's Black Friday sale. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, also launched a three-month sale on Wednesday to counter Amazon, which has emerged as a serious competitor in the past few years.

  • Gay marriage? Companies fear the #hashtag Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Companies, fearing a possible backlash by customers, are increasingly taking a stand on issues from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.

  • These Americans did more than $470B of unpaid work Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Senior citizen with a home caregiver.

    Family caregivers are taking on more complicated medical tasks, providing $470 billion in unpaid care each year.

  • Prime Day: Win for AMZN, but what about shoppers? Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona.

    There's a good chance the item you were hoping to buy is just as cheap now—if not cheaper—than it was on Prime Day.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. In a Reuters survey of 60 large U.S. employers, nearly half said they were already providing benefits to same-sex spouses before the Supreme Court ruling...

  • Hey Obama, time to #banthebox Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Catholic Health Association conference in Washington June 9, 2015.

    The federal government should adopt "fair chance" policies for the formerly incarcerated, these two advocates say.

  • *Q2 sales 21.4 bln euros vs poll 21.3 bln euros. PARIS, July 16- Carrefour, Europe's largest retailer, on Thursday reported a slowdown in second-quarter sales reflecting competitive pressure in its top French market and slumping sales in China amid weak consumption. Carrefour finance head Pierre-Jean Sivignon said the market consensus for 2015 earnings...

  • July 15- Merchants participating in Amazon.com' s much-advertised "Prime Day" sale saw an 80 percent rise in U.S. sales from a year earlier, according to preliminary data from e-commerce researcher ChannelAdvisor, although the event also drew ire from some shoppers. The one-day sale on Wednesday for members of Amazon's $99 per year Prime subscription service is...

  • Grumbling aside, Amazon’s Prime Day hits milestone Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon fulfillment center in Phoenix.

    Customers had many complaints with Amazon on the day of the online retailer's Prime Day sale, but it set records nonetheless.

  • *Shoprite set to miss annual sales forecasts. *Massmart sales grow 9 pct. JOHANNESBURG, July 15- South Africa's Woolworths Holdings Ltd said sales had surged 55 percent over the past year, boosted by the first contribution from David Jones after it bought the Australian department store chain last August.

  • The best Amazon customers don't need discounts Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Amazon is hosting a day of deals to celebrate it's 20th anniversary, but a disproportionately large number of its U.S. shoppers probably don't need discounts.

  • Amazon Prime Day: It's not all about Wal-Mart Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Amazon's blockbuster Prime Day promotion is not an indication that the company feels threatened by Wal-Mart or Alibaba, analysts said.

  • July 14- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 struck down part of...

  • July 14- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down...

  • July 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch a three-month online sale on Wednesday to take on Amazon.com Inc's "Prime Day", a highly publicized shopping event for members of Amazon Prime shipping and digital content service the same day. The sale will offer rollback prices, or discounts, on more than 2,000 items including electronics, toys, and baby and home products,...