| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Target Corp. slashed its profit forecast for the year as the retailer struggles with the aftershocks of a massive data breach and a botched expansion into Canada.
The Minneapolis company said reverberations from the breach, in which hackers made off...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A 14-year-old Texas boy who went missing for nearly three days was discovered living at a Walmart store where he had carved out hiding places in shelves stacked with products and foraged for food in other aisles, police and news reports said on Wednesday....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Reports: July import and export prices, Bloomberg consumer comfort index for period ending Aug. 10, weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Lime Energy Co., WidePoint Corp.
Other earnings: Autodesk Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Kohl's Corp., Nordstrom Inc.,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The residents and state officials clamoring against Connecticut Light & Power's proposed rate increase have gained a sizable corporate ally: the world's largest retailer.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in recent weeks has begun a careful critique of CL&P's request...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Tracy Morgan's attorney on Monday said the comedian is "still struggling" with his health two months after breaking several bones in a deadly New Jersey highway crash that has renewed public attention to safety in the U.S. trucking industry. "He's still...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Target Corp cut its second-quarter earnings estimate due to a significant rise in costs related to a data breach last year and higher promotions and discounts to lure customers in North America.
The third-largest U.S. retailer also warned of weak sales...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers.
In the Baltimore area and elsewhere, retail experts said, Dollar...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Retailers and delivery companies looking forward to a cheerful holiday season are ramping up their temporary hiring -- possibly to its highest levels in 15 years, according to one report.
Retail companies could add more than 800,000 seasonal workers,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:48 AM
California’s job market continued to expand in August as employers added 44,200 jobs – the largest boost of any state in the country.
But the state’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7.4%, according to data released Friday...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
California outpaced its recent job growth as employers added 44,200 nonfarm positions in August — far more than any other state.
But for the third straight month, the state unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4%, according to Employment...