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1 hr ago | Detroit News

Subaru unveils '15 Outback

Subaru of America unveiled the sixth-generation 2015 Outback on Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, two decades after it first introduced the all-wheel drive car.

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Related Topix: Subaru Outback, Wagon, Subaru, Sedan, Subaru Legacy, Auto Dealers, Subaru of America, Lafayette, IN, Autos

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Pier 1 worker sues, claiming retailer put her on pregnancy leave - 4 months before due date

A San Jose employee is the named plaintiff in a class action against Pier 1 Imports Inc. that alleges the retailer denied reasonable accommodation for her pregnancy and put her on involuntary unpaid pregnancy leave.

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Related Topix: Household Products, Pier 1 Imports, Santa Clara County, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Mimi Faust shower curtain rods selling out after sex tape scandal: Is it safe?

The fallout from the Mimi Faust sex tape with fiancA© Nikko Smith continues on another day, with stores such as Home Depot reporting a run on shower curtain rods from folks trying to emulate a scene from the apparently much-watched erotic tape, reports TMZ.

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Related Topix: Household Products, Home Depot

WFAA-TV Dallas

Michaels confirms data breach of as many as 2.6M cards

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

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Related Topix: Michaels Stores, Irving, TX

Reuters

Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach

Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.

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WNEM-TV Saginaw

US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in

Stocks edged mostly higher Thursday afternoon after spending much of the morning shifting between small gains and losses.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Stanley, Beverages, United Group, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Toy, Barbie, Barnes and Noble

Reuters

U.S. calls for more investment-friendly Indian government

The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Wal Mart Stores

Detroit Free Press

Target expands subscription service tenfold

Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com / Associated Press NEW YORK - Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.

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Reuters

Wal-Mart to unveil new service with electronic payments provider

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday that it will announce a new service with electronic payments provider Euronet Worldwide Inc on Thursday, but gave no other details.

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Related Topix: Wal Mart Stores, Financial Services, Euronet Worldwide, Leawood, KS

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Gap outlines growth plans for China

Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market.

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Related Topix: Apparel, GAP

National Public Radio

Yahoo Nominates Co-Founder, 2 Others To Join Board

The 47-year-old Filo is among three board candidates hoping to be elected at Yahoo's annual meeting scheduled for June 25. Yahoo Inc. disclosed the candidates to fill recently vacated positions in a regulatory filing Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Charles Schwab, Investment Services, Wal Mart Stores

Roll Call

A Low-Key Paul Broun Campaigns for Senate in Georgia

If one knew of Rep. Paul Broun only from a 90-minute Senate candidate forum Tuesday, it wouldn't be obvious he is the cause of so much heartburn among Republican strategists from Capitol Hill to Atlanta - all hoping to hold the party's most vulnerable open seat .

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Related Topix: Representative Paul Broun, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ron Paul, Dollar General

Star Tribune

Best Buy's Joly: Web retailers should collect sales tax

Best Buy Co. Inc. CEO Hubert Joly on Tuesday urged Congress to force online merchants to collect sales tax from customers, in his most forceful public statement on the matter to date.

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Related Topix: Best Buy, Startups, Napster, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Hunch, eBay

Suria

Erotic art offers glimpse of China's...

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet hopes will help China reconnect with its sexually charged past.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Auctions, Sothebys Holdings

Tri-cityherald.com

Wawa convenience stores mark 50th anniversary

The chain is offering free cups of coffee on Wednesday to mark a half-century since the first shop opened in suburban Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Wawa, Pennsylvania

Tue Apr 15, 2014

West Australian

Tesco investor calls for CEO to quit - FT

Tesco Plc's chief executive, Philip Clarke, who is struggling to turn around Britain's biggest retailer, is facing calls to step down from a top shareholder, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Wal Mart Stores

Norwalk Citizen News

US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink

Beazer Homes , Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Auto Dealers, Ryland Group

Reuters

New York court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products

A lawsuit claiming Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc tried to undercut a business partner's relationship with pet products retailer PetSmart Inc can proceed, a New York state judge ruled on Monday.

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Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, PETsMART, Pets

Canada.com

Sobeys prescribing legal battle over planned Alberta pharmacy rewards point ban

A plan by the regulator of Alberta pharmacists to ban stores from giving consumers reward points for purchases is turning into a prescription for a court battle.

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Related Topix: Sobeys, Grocery

Philly.com

Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook

Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook.

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Related Topix: Household Products, Aaron Rents, Leasing

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