| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Holiday promotions that debuted as early as October led to a sharp decrease in Black Friday weekend sales, as some consumers took a breather from buying, according to industry data released Sunday.
Traffic from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday fell 5.2.%...
| Oct 26, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long in the business of selling discount goods to low-income customers, is offering a new service — checking accounts targeted at those who don't use traditional bank accounts.
The service, called GoBank, is being rolled out...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The average monthly bill for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers receiving both electric and gas services would jump by about $4 under a settlement the utility reached this month with state regulatory staff and other stakeholders.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush.
The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...
| 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.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The possible data breach at Home Depot Inc. that came to light this week has raised anew the question of whether retailers can prevent — or at least do more to stop — hackers from swiping customer information.
The home improvement chain said...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Two of the country's biggest retailers and fiercest rivals are working together to push for more sustainable beauty and personal care products.
Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., along with Forum for the Future, a sustainable development...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter.
The nation’s largest deep discounter said Tuesday that it offered $9.1 billion in cash, or $80 per share, for...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:24 AM
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach....
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.
The No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-...