| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Home offices might be a trend, but interior designers Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro grew tired of running a business from their personal residence. In early June, the decorating duo moved their business, a division of the Beverly Hills firm Piper...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Kmart is going on a holiday all-nighter, opening for bargain hunters at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and keeping the lights on for 41 straight hours.
Sister company Sears also is gearing up for an overnight shopping marathon, welcoming patrons at 8 p.m....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Domestic doyenne Martha Stewart is about to get a slightly less fabulous paycheck, agreeing to cut her annual base salary by $200,000 to $1.8 million.
Stewart, who is chairwoman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., also allowed the company to shrink...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:02 AM
"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:11 AM
J.C. Penney Co. said a New York Post article on Wednesday reporting that commercial lender CIT Group Inc. had halted funds to some of its suppliers is untrue.
In a statement Thursday, J.C. Penney said that CIT “continues to factor and support...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Ellen DeGeneres will test the power of social media -- and the increasingly symbiotic relationship between Twitter and television -- during next year's Academy Awards telecast.
On Friday, illustrating her proclivity for Twitter, DeGeneres announced in a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Activist investor Bill Ackman and the board of J.C. Penney Co. are disagreeing -- very publicly -- about who should head the struggling retailer.
Ackman and the department store chain exchanged a volley of letters and statements this week, squabbling...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:54 AM
J.C. Penney’s turmoil at the top continued Tuesday as activist investor Bill Ackman stepped down from the board following a public disagreement over the struggling retailer’s choice of chief executive and chairman.
Ackman, whose Pershing...