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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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  • Staples warns of weak sales on low demand for core office supplies

    Staples warns of weak sales on low demand for core office supplies
    (Reuters) - Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains. Shares...
  • Target cuts forecast as it woos back customers with more discounts

    Target cuts forecast as it woos back customers with more discounts
    (Reuters) - Target Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast as it offers more discounts to attract cash-strapped customers and win over shoppers unnerved by a massive holiday-season data breach. The third-largest U.S. retailer, however, said sales and...
  • Sears Canada reports loss as revenue slides 12%

    Sears Canada reports loss as revenue slides 12%
    Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc. reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline. Same-store sales fell 6.8 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. Same-store sales at Sears's home and hardlines business...
  • Exclusive: Amid investor pressure, PetSmart says to explore sale

    Exclusive: Amid investor pressure, PetSmart says to explore sale
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - PetSmart Inc said on Tuesday it will explore a potential sale of the company, bowing to mounting pressure from several shareholders led by activist investor Jana Partners LLC. Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday that the pet supply...
  • Target extends hours for night owls

    Night owls now have another shopping option if they run out of diapers or work a second shift. This month, Target Corp. began inching back its closing time by an hour or two at about half of its U.S. stores. So now, roughly 300 stores are staying open...
  • Dollar General's offer for Family Dollar tops Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree's bid

    Dollar General Corp. trumped a rival's bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc., offering $8.9 billion in cash for the discount retailer as industry leaders scramble to gain an edge in attracting customers who are still struggling financially. The offer Monday...
  • Dollar General joins fight to buy Family Dollar

    Dollar General joins fight to buy Family Dollar
    Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping Dollar Tree Inc's $8.5 billion bid, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 discount retailer in a highly-competitive U.S. market. Family Dollar's shares rose 4.5...
  • Middle-class shoppers more sensitive to back-to-school supply costs

    WEST MILWAUKEE, Wis. The giant pencil cutouts screaming "One Big Sale Here" throughout the Target store are a dead giveaway: This is the country's second-biggest shopping season. And for the great majority of Americans, the annual back-to-school...
  • Across Asia's borders, labor activists team up to press wage claims

    JAKARTA/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Labor leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries. The result...
  • Top U.S. hedge funds up Walgreen shares; lose some taste for Apple

    (Reuters) - Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter. Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his...
  • Buffett's Berkshire reveals Charter stake, cuts DirecTV

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc and pared its holdings in two other pay-TV companies, part of a flurry of changes in its stock investments...