| 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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year.
In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will triple its spending on food safety in China by the end of 2015 after criticism of its operating procedures and a reported mislabeling of donkey meat.
The world’s largest retailer said it will shell out...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The truck driver accused of causing a fatal car crash on a New Jersey highway that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan was driving 65 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, federal investigators said on Thursday.
Data recovered from the truck driven by...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Sam's Club is rolling out a credit card with a microchip to prevent fraud, the first major retailer to switch to a more secure payment card after hackers made off with a trove of private customer data at Target Corp. last year.
The warehouse retailer,...