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  • J.C. Penney Co. at a Glance

    NEW YORK (AP) — THE COMPANY: J.C. Penney Co. is a mid-priced department store chain that sells clothes, shoes and household goods HEADQUARTERS: Plano, Texas


  • The birth of J.C. Penney’s leader

    NEW YORK (AP) — NAME: Ron Johnson OCCUPATION: Chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co.


  • J.C. Penney’s journey from 1 store to 1,100

    NEW YORK (AP) — A look at J.C. Penney’s milestones: —1902: James Cash Penney, son of a Baptist preacher and farmer, opens The Golden Rule, a dry goods and clothing …


  • 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 …


  • 1-cent increase to stamp price gets regulatory OK

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of mailing a first-class letter will go up by a penny in January. The Postal Regulatory Commission on Friday approved the proposed rate increase, which …


  • What happens if Twinkies really do go away?

    Let’s not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands’ oddly everlasting foods aren’t going away any time soon, even if the …


  • EPA turns down states’ request for ethanol waiver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons …


  • Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with critical burns …


  • Gulf rig fire leaves 4 hurt, 2 missing; no leak

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and …


  • Fire out at Gulf oil rig; 4 hurt, 2 may be missing

    VENICE, La. (AP) — An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sent four people to hospital Friday and two others were believed to be missing, Coast Guard officials …


  • APNewBreak: Huge slaughterhouse settlement reached

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. …


  • Woman with child drives on Phoenix airport runway

    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway in the …


  • Texas parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered on by a flag-waving crowd, a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses was inching across a railroad track when the crossing gates …


  • 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 …


  • BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gull oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • GOP senator outlines $68 billion in defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense spending could be slashed by $68 billion over 10 years if the military stopped spending millions on running grocery stores, operating its own schools and even …


  • 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 …


  • Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility’s plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by …


  • False info in NY lottery led to arrest in $5M scam

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Lottery put out false information to snare two Syracuse-area brothers accused of scamming a customer out of a winning $5 million scratch-off …


  • Experts: Analysis of Indiana blast could take time

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators looking for the cause of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion got more support for their theory that natural gas was a factor Wednesday when an attorney …


  • Coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • CA coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • Feds: Ex-comptroller to plead guilty in $53M scam

    CHICAGO (AP) — A small Illinois town stunned by accusations that its longtime bookkeeper embezzled more than $50 million to live lavishly and breed horses will hear her admit it …


  • Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious …


  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday: 1. WHAT PETRAEUS THOUGHT OF THREATENING EMAILS


  • 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 …


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