| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A group of black and white Sanford-area pastors united by the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reconvened Wednesday for a racial-reconciliation forum they hope will spread nationwide. They hope Sanford, which did not experience violence after the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
That red and black wrap-around dress in my closet? Paid $9.01, taxes included, a victory of timing, perseverance and the clever matching of coupon to clearance sale. Original price: $79.99. Gotta love it.
And the black pumps I'm wearing today? A steal at...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Boardroom brawling at J.C. Penney Co. has claimed its latest casualty: activist investor Bill Ackman, who stepped down as a director after publicly voicing concerns about the struggling retailer's chief executive and chairman.
The department store chain...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:12 PM
J.C. Penney Co. on Tuesday reported yet another round of dismal quarterly earnings, disappointing Wall Street as the struggling retailer pushes through a turnaround effort pocked by infighting and investor concern.
In its second quarter, which ended...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Office Depot's 1,700 employees in Boca Raton may soon know who their new boss is.
Office Depot and OfficeMax, which agreed to a $1.2 billion merger in February, said Monday that it has narrowed down its selection to five candidates of a new chief...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. has hired Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts to run its retail division, hoping her background melding technology, fashion and commerce will be the right mix to navigate the future of the stores that have been a...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seems to get U.S. corporations' dander up like a threat to the pay and perks of their chief executives.
That's one explanation for corporate America's superheated, turbocharged, over-the-top reaction to the CEO pay ratio rule recently proposed...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Consumers shopping during a chilly March gave retail sales for the month a half-hearted push, with spending weighed down by the bitter weather, sequestration worries, ongoing economic weakness and an earlier Easter that shaved off a full selling day....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Billionaire financier George Soros seems to be showing faith in J.C. Penney’s chances at a turnaround, taking a 7.9% stake in the struggling retailer.
The hedge fund titan bought nearly 17.4 million shares through his Soros Fund Management,...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Procter & Gamble Co. wants to make something clear to investors: The replacement of Chief Executive Bob McDonald with his predecessor A.G. Lafley is not a death knell for the company.
Far from it, said Chief Financial Officer Jon R. Moeller in a short...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sanuk, the Irvine footwear firm known for selling its quirky sandals in surf specialty shops, is coming to beachy Santa Monica this week with its first-ever company-owned store.
The flagship shop on the Santa Monica Promenade opens Friday. The lo-fi...