| Oct 17, 2012
Considering how many people eat too much and exercise too little, it's not surprising that nearly 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. But here's the asterisk: 36 million of them do not have it under control, even though most know they have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said it will buy back an additional $15 million of its stock as gun control talk swirls in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
The company said it has already completed a $20-...
| Oct 12, 2012
On a recent sunny fall afternoon, students from Lake View High School streamed out of a nearby convenience store munching after-school snacks.
Some bought cookies and snack cakes. Others got soft drinks and candy. But the majority walked out of Touchdown...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:41 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited report on workplace wellness programs, which has still not been publicly released, delivers a blow to the increasingly popular efforts, Reuters has learned, casting doubt on a pillar of the Affordable Care Act and a...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Teens and bargain hunters propelled retail sales in April, but couldn’t save the industry from the dampening effects of chilly weather and continuing economic worries.
A monthly measure of same-store sales rose 3.7% last month, according to...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Smoked salmon sold at Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club stores nationwide is being recalled in 42 states, including California, and Puerto Rico amid listeria concerns.
The fish was produced by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods Inc. in...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Target Corp., like many other retail rivals, was laid low in its first fiscal quarter by cold spring temperatures that discouraged seasonal shopping and caused the chain to underperform by even its own metrics.
The Minneapolis company said sales at...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Even though Americans are entering the all-important holiday season still skittish, Target Corp. doesn’t want to follow the pack with steep markdowns.
The "ultra-competitive nature" of the Black Friday and Christmas shopping crush means that...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
While some Wal-Mart workers are protesting low wages and...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Wal-Mart will pump up its holiday staff by hiring more than 50,000 seasonal associates for its U.S. stores, the retail giant said.
The holidays are the “busiest time of the year” for the chain, according to a statement Friday. This year, the...