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    • 1:00 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Meijer to pay $2M for selling recalled products

    Washington — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. will pay $2 million to settle charges that the firm knowingly sold and distributed hundreds of recalled products.

    • 2:27 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by 15 percent

    New York — Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year.

    • 8:56 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto sales

    Washington — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.

    • 11:33 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

    • 1:08 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    RadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcy

    New York — RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

    • 7:52 AM, Sep. 10, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival Family Dollar

    Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.

    • 9:09 AM, Sep. 9, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Home Depot confirms breach in U.S., Canada stores

    New York — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

    • 8:21 AM, Sep. 9, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    IKEA to resume online rollout after yearlong pause

    IKEA Group plans to extend online retailing to all its markets within the next few years as the world's largest furniture seller resumes expansion after a 12- month pause.

    • 10:32 AM, Sep. 5, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Specialty beer store to open up in Detroit's former Chinatown area

    A specialty beer store aims to set up in the city's former Chinatown, an area on the northern edge of a planned 45-block, $650 million district anchored by the new home ice for the Detroit Red Wings.

    • 6:16 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again

    Chesapeake, Va. — Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

    • 10:45 PM, Sep. 3, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Detroit area florists fight to survive among thorny competition

    The Mom-and-Pop corner florist is wilting under a drooping economy, competition from big-box stores and a movement away from corsages, corporate gifts and other niceties that once defined the industry.

    • 12:28 PM, Sep. 4, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues

    New York — Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudule

  1. Home Depot investigates credit card data breach

    Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The retailer says that it's looking into 'unusual activity' and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement.

    • 8:30 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M

    Carle Place, N.Y. — 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.

    • 7:25 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double ...

    • 10:53 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • Retail

    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
    • BUSINESS
    • 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 ...

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

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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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