| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:10 AM
(Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp said it was exploring the conversion of 200-300 stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT), which it would offer to shareholders to raise cash.
Sears shares were up 27 percent at $41.39 in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A federal judge has approved a nearly $10 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago by a group of disabled workers against the Social Security Administration.
The lawsuit, filed by Ronald Jantz, a deaf employee, alleged...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is focusing on food safety as the world's largest retailer aims to boost profitability of its more than 400 stores in China, Wal-Mart Asia chief executive Scott Price told Reuters.
Food safety is a highly emotive issue in China...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The nation's top consumer financial watchdog is taking aim at the booming but lightly regulated prepaid card industry with new rules to protect customers from the vagaries of bank-like operations.
The proposal to be released Thursday by the Consumer...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said.
The demonstration began in the store's parking lot at Washington and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to improve opportunities for its employees so that in the future there will no longer be a few thousand workers on its payroll making minimum wage, the chief executive of the world's top retailer said on Wednesday.
The act of...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:17 PM
At 135 years and counting, the oil company now known as Chevron Corp. is one of California's oldest survival stories.
Chevron traces its history to 1879 when Pacific Coast Oil Co. was founded. It was bought, in 1900, by the vast industrial empire of the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The line is getting even more blurry between online retailing and physical shopping: Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant that has put fear in the hearts of brick-and-mortar retailers, appears to be going old-school this holiday season and reportedly...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs.
Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The decision affects 2% of...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When investors think of "growth" stocks, some classic American names usually come to mind: Coca-Cola Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., McDonald's Corp., Procter & Gamble Co.
But many of those classics have taken a back seat in the bull market's advance over...