| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Sears Holdings plans to raise $380 million by selling most of its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada to existing shareholders by early next month, the retailer said Thursday.
Sears approved a rights offering of up to 40 million Sears Canada shares, giving...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Shares of Lands’ End soared nearly 8 percent on Thursday after the retailer said its earnings jumped 48 percent in its first quarterly report as a standalone public company. The Dodgeville, Wis.-based retailer was spun-off from Sears Holdings Corp....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc. reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline.
Same-store sales fell 6.8 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. Same-store sales at Sears's home and hardlines business...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Sears Holdings said Thursday its loss widened significantly in the second quarter and announced it may close more stores, in addition to the 130 closings underway this year.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, during the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Reports: Leading indicators for July, existing home sales for July, Markit PMI manufacturing for August, August Philadelphia Fed index, Weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Nanophase Technlogies Corp., Sears Holdings Corp.
Other earnings: Dollar Tree...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Deal makers were busy in the retail and consumer sector last quarter. Eight multibillion-dollar deals were announced from April through June, up from four such deals in the second quarter of 2013 and five deals of that size announced in the first...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things.
In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Clad in whitewashed paneling and green trim, this restored farmhouse rests on 10 acres in the shadows of the Santa Ynez mountains. In addition to horse facilities and an inviting outdoor pool area, the property features a barn built from a kit sold by the...
| Jun 23, 2014
Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke.
Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching.
It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Sears Holdings Corp.’s general counsel Dane Drobny is headed for a job at Groupon Inc.
Drobny, who was most recently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Hoffman Estates-based Sears, will assume the same position at...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Shoppers who linger long enough on a product page at searsoutlet.com may be nudged into buying with an age-old tactic: an offer to negotiate.
Or, in the Internet age, to Netotiate.
Netotiate, a startup that enables retailers to barter online with...