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    • 7:07 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Staples to shut 140 North America stores in 2014 as sales stall

    Staples Inc. plans to shut about 140 stores in North America this year as the office-supply retailer responds to online competition that has hurt sales.

    • 8:32 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Target cuts annual profit outlook

    New York Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.

    • 7:31 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Macy's to pay $650K in shopper-profiling probe

    Albany, N.Y. The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.

    • 11:21 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Albany, N.Y. The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.

    • 7:52 AM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Brita recalling children's water bottles for possible laceration hazard

    Washington Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

    • 6:37 AM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Home Depot 2Q profit climbs 14%

    Atlanta Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported profit that increased by 14 percent in its fiscal second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

  1. Textile artist opens shop in 'Small Mall on Second'

    Dreams do come true just ask longtime fiber artist Sheila M. Palmer, owner of Quetarshe Textiles Boutique & Studio.

    • 9:08 AM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    U.S. retail sales flat in July

    Washington U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite recent job gains.

    • 10:02 AM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • HOMESTYLE

    Metro Detroit salvage shops preserve bits of history awaiting their new homes

    Salvage businesses are similar to antique stores, except with more nuts and bolts literally. There are several across Southeast Michigan, including Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. At Materials Unlimited, you can buy everything from stained and beveled glass to window sashes and pulls.

    • 8:43 AM, Aug. 5, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Target lowers forecast citing data breach costs

    New York Target is lowering its forecast for its second quarter because of costs related to a massive data breach and the repayment of debt.

    • 11:03 AM, Aug. 4, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Walgreen CFO leaves, replaced with Kraft exec

    Walgreen's top financial officer is leaving the largest U.S. drugstore chain as it nears a key decision about its future that could involve a politically touchy overseas reorganization.

    • 8:47 AM, Aug. 4, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

    New York Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

    • 6:59 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Target Corp. chooses PepsiCo executive as its next CEO

    Target Corp. hired Brian Cornell as chief executive officer, choosing the former head of PepsiCo Americas Foods to take the job after Gregg Steinhafel was ousted following a hacker attack and a botched expansion in Canada.

    • 11:55 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Meijer out to be more fashion forward

    Most fashion-conscious shoppers don't head to Meijer stores specifically for a pair of palazzo pants, a Boho chic blouse or the necklace that makes the outfit. But the company, founded as a grocery store chain, is hoping to recast its image as a shopping destination where orange is not just produce but also a fashion statement.

    • 12:20 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

    New York Wal-Mart U.S. chief Bill Simon is stepping down after being in the role since June 2010, the company said Thursday.

    • 12:18 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible security breach

    New York Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.

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