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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sales of gigantic televisions making gigantic leap

NEW YORK - People are snagging big screens - pushing sales of them up 50 percent in the past year while overall TV sales have faltered.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Friday, May 9, 2014

More consider resale value in purchases

NEW YORK - Americans increasingly are considering the resale value when they shop for everything from jeans to handbags. The habit is in part due to a growing number of web sites that make it easy ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Monday, May 5, 2014

Target CEO resigns

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after a huge breach when hackers stole millions of customers' credit-card records.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wal-Mart teams up with AutoInsurance.com

The world’s largest retail­er wants to let shoppers quickly find and buy insurance policies online in real time to cut down costs.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wal-Mart, Wild Oats team up for cheaper organic foods

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

Wal-Mart has rolled out an online tool that compares its prices on 80,000 food and household products with those of its competitors. If a lower price is found elsewhere, the discounter will refund ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Merger will yield the nation's fourth largest men's retail chain

Men's Wearhouse Inc. said Tuesday that it's buying its rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. for $1.8 billion.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Target tech chief resigns as it overhauls security

NEW YORK - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of its shoppers last year.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Target faces bigger challenges than TJX

More than two months after it revealed that hackers stole credit card numbers and personal data of millions of its customers, Target's sales, profit and stock prices have dropped.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Mannequins get more realistic

Stores are using more realistic versions of the usually tall, svelte, faceless mannequins in windows and aisles. It's part of retailers' efforts to make them look more like the women who wear ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Breaches not changing habits, poll finds

American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Target breach appears to be part of broader scam

NEW YORK - The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

J.C. Penney is cutting 2,000 jobs, closing 33 stores

NEW YORK - Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Neiman Marcus is latest victim of security breach

NEW YORK - Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Target says millions more affected by data breach

The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Sears sales slump during holiday season

The retailer said it expects an adjusted loss between $213 million and $316 million, or $2.01 to $2.98 per share, for its fourth quarter.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Macy's cutting 2,500 jobs

NEW YORK - Macy's Inc. is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability.
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Holiday sales better than expected, but store visits drop

ShopperTrak, which tracks data at 40,000 stores in the U.S., said on Tuesday that sales for in November and December rose 2.7 percent to $265.9 billion. 
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Shopping sales suffer slump

NEW YORK - After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans hold back on spending during what is traditionally the busiest buying ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Target apologizes amid anger over data breach

NEW YORK - Target made offers of discounts and credit monitoring Friday as potential victims of the company's massive data breach said they had trouble contacting the company through its Web site ...
By Anne D'Innocenzio

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Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
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