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  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but …


  • Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never. This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they …


  • Armored backpacks and a rush on guns after Conn.

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored …


  • Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

    NEW YORK (AP) — If shoppers don’t show up in stores soon, more “70 percent off” sale signs will. After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the …


  • Retailers report weak sales gains for November

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was no match for Sandy. Major retailers from Target to Macy’s reported weak November sales as the strong start to the holiday shopping season …


  • Lines by Madonna and other celebs pop up in stores

    This holiday season you’re likely to spot singer Jennifer Lopez in Kohl’s. You could get a peek at pop music icon Madonna in Macy’s. You might even catch a glimpse …


  • Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with …


  • J.C. Penney CEO tries to change the way we shop

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain’s mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to …


  • Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have …


  • Gap raises outlook after stronger 3rd quarter

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. raised its outlook for the year after reporting stronger third-quarter net income that beat Wall Street expectations on Thursday. The San Francisco-based clothing retailer …


  • Wal-Mart 3Q profit up but shares slide on outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart reported a 9 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world’s largest retailer continues to woo back shoppers by reemphasizing low prices. But momentum …


  • Wal-Mart’s 3Q profit up 9 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 9 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world’s largest retailer continues to woo back shoppers by reemphasizing it has …


  • Penney is the day’s biggest stock loser

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain’s everyday low pricing strategy, but its investors are panicking. The company’s stock fell more than …


  • Penney is biggest S&P stock loser

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain’s everyday pricing strategy, but investors are panicking. The company’s stock fell nearly 11 percent on …


  • J.C. Penney reports hefty 3Q loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. is hoping it has finally hit rock bottom. The bad news just keeps getting worse for the struggling department-store chain, which on Friday …


  • 4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


  • Labor strife threatens American Airlines schedule

    DALLAS (AP) — With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation’s third-largest carrier because …

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