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  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $2.11 or 1.4 percent, to $149.89. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $81.09.

  • Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The store closings that Walgreens announced Thursday amount to only about 2 percent of the 8,232 drugstores the company...

  • Inspectors had no reason to check for listeria during the routine March 18 review as no problems were detected and the facility didn't have a history of issues linked to the illness, said Stan Stromberg, director of the food safety division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.. Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products have sickened eight...

  • Worst VA health care wait times are in the South Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.— A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists— and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms costing billions of dollars— government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 22 or. 1 percent, to $152.00. Target rose$. 53 or. 6 percent, to $83.14. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 53 or. 7 percent, to $81.03.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $151.48. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $80.92.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $151.90. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $80.92.

  • Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins- tiny grocery store characters made by Australia's privately-held Moose Enterprise- was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row and picked out one of Mattel Inc.' s iconic dolls. Though Mattel, Hasbro and Lego control about 40 percent of the U.S. toy market, there's a growing niche for smaller companies such as Alex...

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  • *Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain's No.6 grocer. LONDON, April 8- Sales at Britain's biggest retailer Tesco edged higher over the last three months, industry data showed on Wednesday, adding to signs of a tentative recovery in the supermarket's fortunes under its new boss. Market share figures from researchers Kantar Worldpanel also showed...

  • Street Picks: 10 stocks ready to pop Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
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    Contrarian investing is back in play and CNBC Pro has some of the top ideas on the Street.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 72 or. 5 percent, to $151.78. Target fell$. 73 or. 9 percent, to $82.61. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $80.50.

  • That's right: Friday's underwhelming U.S. jobs report, showing just 126,000 positions created in March, led not to the expected Easter Monday selloff in risk assets but to a rally. New York Fed President Bill Dudley in a Monday speech was careful not only to say that the timing of the first hike was tied to the strength of upcoming data, a bit of boiler plate which is...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $152.59. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $81.05.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 07 or percent, to $152.43. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $80.93.

  • WASHINGTON— It turns out we may be able to breathe easier about the slowdown in hiring last month. A new Labor Department report Tuesday showed that job openings surged 3.4 percent to 5.1 million in February— a 14- year high. The sharp rise in available jobs "is a reassuring sign that the fundamentals of the labor market have continued to improve," said Jeremy...

  • Starbucks expands college tuition perk for workers Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    A Starbucks location in New York.

    Starbucks is expanding its employee college tuition assistance program to cover the entire cost of getting an online bachelor's degree.

  • Starbucks to expand online college tuition program Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers. Among the other major employers that have announced wage hikes recently are Wal-Mart Stores and Gap Inc..

  • April 6- Starbucks Corp is expanding its employee college tuition assistance program to cover the entire cost of getting an online bachelor's degree, the chief executive of the coffee chain said on Monday. The enhanced tuition reimbursement program from Starbucks comes at a time when an improving U.S. labor market is forcing major restaurant chains and...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 87 or. 6 percent, to $152.50. Target rose$. 67 or. 8 percent, to $83.34. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $80.99.