| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs.
After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus.
Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:40 PM
California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010.
The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7%...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
California officials face mounting criticism from union leaders over plans to let retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. enroll shoppers in President Obama's healthcare expansion.
The state wants employees at Wal-Mart and other retailers to help consumers...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — A battle is raging over a California program that grants businesses tax breaks for creating jobs but prevents the public from knowing who got them and why.
At issue are enterprise zones, which were established to boost employment in...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:03 PM
We're trying to plug a few gaps in our electronic dictionary, and one editor has suggested that we make sure that Walmart is on the list of objectionable words to be flagged, because the Associated Press Stylebook specifies Wal-Mart.
I pointed out that ...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:50 PM
A dispute between the owner of an 11-acre site in Remington and the developer that plans to build a Walmart-anchored shopping center there has thrown the project's future into doubt.
Twenty Fifth Street LLC, the property owner, filed Wednesday in...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...