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  • *Heinz says to tighten supplier controls after China food scare. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.

  • *China watchdog find excessive lead levels in some Heinz products. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

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

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 89 or. 8 percent, to $119.46. Target rose$. 87 or 1.5 percent, to $58.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $74.49.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $119.28. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 60 or. 8 percent, to $74.50.

  • How big retail plans to get America shopping again Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    In a difficult retail environment, Target and Wal-Mart Stores are planning new initiatives in hopes of cracking open consumer wallets.

  • Aug 18- Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree have some capacity to go a little bit higher with the offer price, " Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman said.

  • Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's offer of $78.50 per share in cash represents a premium of 3.2 percent to Family Dollar's Friday close.

  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain, started a bidding war on Monday when it offered approximately $8.95 billion for rival Family Dollar. It was an attempt to trump Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion made last month.

  • Asian labor activists team up to press wage claims Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Cambodian garment workers standing on a truck as they travel along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Labor leaders in Cambodia knew they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries.

  • JAKARTA/ PHNOM PENH, Aug 18- Labour leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighbouring countries.

  • Surprising items on back-to-school shopping lists Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Customers shop for back to school supplies at a Target Corp. store in Colma, California.

    The items that schools now request on their supply lists may come as a surprise to many parents.

  • Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet. Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Europe appears on the brink of another recession. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off— so far at least.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 69 or. 6 percent, to $118.57. Target fell$. 54 or. 9 percent, to $58.20. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 49 or. 7 percent, to $73.90.

  • Correction: Berkshire Hathaway Investments Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge& Iron by 1.2 million shares.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 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 $1.02 or. 9 percent, to $118.24. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 64 or. 9 percent, to $73.75.

  • Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet. Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Europe appears on the brink of another recession. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off— so far at least.

  • *Ukraine engaged Russia armored column. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, reversing earlier gains as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian armored column on Ukrainian soil, raising the prospect of a deeper escalation in the region's unrest. Markets had opened higher as investors continued to bet that the tension between Ukraine and Russia was waning.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $119.25. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.31.

  • Sloppy summer to continue this fall: Stock pros Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite the rough ride this summer due to international turmoil, stocks look like they're poised to continue their upward march, two market watchers tell CNBC.