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    • 10:53 PM, Aug. 28, 2014

    Cool weather heats up back-to-school sales

    Cooler summer temperatures earlier this summer have heated up back-to-school sales, sending shoppers to stores sooner than in previous years.

    • 8:31 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Retail

    Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

    Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.

    • 7:06 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Retail

    Construction set for western Michigan outlet mall

    Byron Township — Tanger Outlets Factory Outlet Centers Inc. is ready to break ground on its third Michigan mall.

    • 7:03 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Retail

    Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

    Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales.

    • 7:07 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • 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.

    • 10:35 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • Retail

    Target cuts annual profit outlook

    New York — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

    • 7:31 AM, Aug. 20, 2014

    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    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
    • 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
    • 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 ...

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

    Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

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

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

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