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  • Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans

    Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans
    Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses. The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
  • Wal-Mart reports weak 1st-quarter sales, blames weather, tax issues

    Wal-Mart reports weak 1st-quarter sales, blames weather, tax issues
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported slight upticks in revenue and profit in its first quarter, but the retail behemoth still missed Wall Street’s expectations and watched its stock suffer in morning trading. The Bentonville, Ark., mega-chain blamed...
  • 99 Cents Only chain lays off 160 workers

    99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive. No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
  • Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains

    Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains
    Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover. Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million

    Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste cases, to pay $81 million
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
  • California bill would fine big firms whose workers get Medi-Cal

    California bill would fine big firms whose workers get Medi-Cal
    For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense. Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
  • Wal-Mart's fresh produce promise: Fewer middlemen, faster groceries

    Wal-Mart's fresh produce promise: Fewer middlemen, faster groceries
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest produce seller, is trying to keep pace with rival grocery stores by freshening up its selection of fruits and vegetables. On Monday, the Bentonville, Ark., mega-retailer unveiled a new initiative to...
  • Retail sales warm up in May amid good weather

    Retail sales warm up in May amid good weather
    Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors. Same-store sales across the board rose an estimated 3.9%, slightly beating expectations...
  • Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early

    Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early
    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...
  • Cut in food stamps will hit retailers

    Cut in food stamps will hit retailers
    U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program. Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
  • Wal-Mart, Target, U.S. brands set Bangladesh factory safety plan

    Wal-Mart, Target, U.S. brands set Bangladesh factory safety plan
    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...