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  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 83 or. 7 percent, to $113.88. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $77.89.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Family Dollar said Thursday that will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Family Dollar has stumbled even more than its rivals because it has made mistakes in pricing, merchandising and the locations of its stores, analysts say.

  • Brazil accelerates, Spain grows for 2nd consecutive quarter. PARIS, April 10- Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer, said underlying sales growth quickened in the first quarter, driven by Brazil, its second largest market after France, while sales in austerity-hit Spain rose for the second consecutive quarter.

  • *Need to focus on GDP per capita, World Bank says. *Nigeria needs to improve infrastructure, beware inequality. Nigeria's 2013 GDP was rebased up to an estimated nearly $510 billion- a "pie" one and half times the size of South Africa's, but feeding more than three times as many people.

  • Europe's biggest retailer grows sales in Spain Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    Carrefour, Europe's biggest retailer, said underlying sales growth accelerated in the first quarter, driven by Brazil, the group's second largest market.

  • Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is unveiling nearly 100 pantry items under the Wild Oats label over the next several months, adding to the 1,600 organic food items it already carries.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Wal-Mart looks to organics to revive grocery Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart will provide shoppers with organic food options at the same price as its nationally branded non-organic items.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 39 or. 3 percent, to $113.05. Target fell$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $61.21. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $77.97.

  • Do or die: Retailers scramble to protect data Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    After high-profile retail data breaches the industry is accelerating a shift to EMV technology, but it won't solve all the industry's problems.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $112.43. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 80 or 1.0 percent, to $77.38.

  • Cramer defends Buffett: 'His luck's about to change' Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Jim Cramer and Warren Buffett.

    Reacting to an article suggesting Warren Buffett has lost his touch, CNBC's Jim Cramer looks at Berkshire Hathaway's stocks and likes what he sees.

  • CVS goes cold turkey; may pressure rivals, or not Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    It's probably too early to say, but major retailers will be paying close attention to the sales numbers after CVS Caremark pulls tobacco from its shelves by October. CVS Caremark Corp. is part of a booming industry. In that same stretch since early February, shares of rivals Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. have surged as well.

  • *Beats nil-premium merger proposal from Australia's Myer. SYDNEY, April 9- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy struggling Australian department store operater David Jones for $2 billion after trumping an offer from Myer Holdings Ltd, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • Wal-Mart trying to break through India barrier Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    The company said Tuesday it will open 50 more wholesale stores in India over the next four to five years, adding to 20 it already operates.

  • *Wal-Mart has yet to apply to open retail stores in India. MUMBAI, April 8- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday announced plans to open 50 more wholesale outlets in India and start online operations to sell to small shopkeepers, several months after it decided against opening its own retail stores there.

  • Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife at the White House on Friday to help call attention to the millions of people who care for ill or wounded service members and veterans.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 59 or. 5 percent, to $111.38. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 30 or. 4 percent, to $77.61.

  • Wal-Mart to expand wholesale outlets in India Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will open 50 more wholesale stores in India over the next four to five years, adding to the current total of 20 in the country. Wal-Mart also said Tuesday it plans to launch an online operation for cash-and-carry customers in India.

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