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  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.

  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $121.62. Target rose$. 74 or 1.2 percent, to $61.07. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $75.55.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 68 or. 6 percent, to $121.59. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 82 or 1.1 percent, to $75.78.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • Here's how you finally fix Sears, says Cramer Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Though Sears has now posted nine straight quarters of losses, CNBC's Jim Cramer has an idea on how to turn things around.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $8.95 billion acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Dollar Tree 2Q profit falls 2 percent Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dollar Tree Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar even though shoppers spent more at its discount stores.

  • The company, controlled by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, said quarterly revenue fell 9.7 percent, reflecting the impact of the separation of its Lands' End clothing business, store closures and sales declines at Sears Canada Inc..

  • Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.— Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping. Sears, controlled by billionaire hedge fund investor Edward Lampert, lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, for the period ended Aug. 2.

  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.

  • Aug 21- Dollar General Corp questioned whether Family Dollar Stores Inc Chief Executive Howard Levine was being driven by self-interest in his support of a proposed takeover of his company by Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Amazon joins free trade zone in China: Report Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An electric bike used by Amazon.com in Beijing.

    Amazon to open an office in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media says, allowing the firm to sell a wider range of products in the country.

  • Aug 20- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement products retailer, echoed larger rival Home Depot Inc in anticipating higher spending on renovations in the second half of the year as the U.S. housing market showed signs of a recovery.

  • Aug 20- Target Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast as it offers more discounts to attract cash-strapped customers and win over shoppers unnerved by a massive holiday-season data breach. Target's shares rose 1 percent to $59.81 in noon trading.

  • Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.

  • Here's the bright spot in a tough retail quarter Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Customers shop for back to school supplies at a Target store in Colma, Calif., Aug. 9, 2014.

    Several companies highlighted strong back-to-school trends in their earnings reports.

  • Aug 20- Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such as furniture and breakroom items, from companies in North America.

  • Target slashes guidance as profit falls short Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Target reported a drop in profit and cut its full-year forecast as it resorts to price cuts to win over shoppers unnerved by a massive data breach.