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2 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Yahoo nominates company co-founder, stock brokerage magnate, former Wal-Mart CEO to ...

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.


Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Retail

2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Retail

2 hrs ago | CSP

Murphy USA Walmart

High-volume fuel retailer Murphy USA Inc. still sees plenty of opportunity in its long-term partnership with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as well as in expanding beyond the small-kiosk, tobacco-centered model, president and CEO Andrew Clyde told analysts April 15 at its first analysts day event, presenting the company's plan for growth in the coming years ... (more)


Related Topix: Retail, El Dorado, AR

6 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

U.S. Chamber says non-union groups could reshape labor relations

The biggest U.S. business lobbying group is warning the nation's employers that labor relations could be reshaped by non-union labor groups that are backing high-profile efforts to raise wages and mandate paid sick leave.


Related Topix: Retail, Ansonia, CT

10 hrs ago | Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The College of Law Practice Management , an interna... )--TriZetto Corporation announced Larry Bridge, senior vice president, strategy and corporate development, will be participating in a panel discussion about the future of gove... Wall Street Webcasting Presents: Wells Fargo Securities: "Watch the Stock Charts in the Coming Weeks for Clues on ... (more)


Related Topix: Retail, Grupo Casa Saba SA De CV, Household Products

14 hrs ago | CIO

New Tool Exposes Self-Edits in Wikipedia

A word of caution about editing entries "anonymously" in Wikipedia : a tool has been developed that can show who made the changes.


Related Topix: California Institute of Technology, Retail, George Bush

18 hrs ago | The City Wire

Wal-Mart shares downgraded by William Blair

Wall Street investors backed off of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday, April 15, following a downgrade by Chicago-based William Blair.


Related Topix: Retail

21 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Plug Power: Sorting Through The Noise

Disappointing financial results and initial struggles to gain meaningful market share are not uncommon for companies offering disruptive products or technologies.


Related Topix: Plug Power, Electronics, Retail

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Analyst Downgrades: General Motors Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

General Motors Company -- which is down 20.4% year-to-date to trade at $32.55 -- may receive more bearish brokerage notes in the near term, as well, which could negatively impact the shares.


Related Topix: Retail, Manufacturing, Automakers, Beyond Corp, Saab AB, General Motors, Consulting, Aerospace-Defense, Day Trading, Financial Markets, Personal Finance

The City Wire

The Supply Side: Wet-Nap wipes debut at Wal-Mart Stores

A moist towelette first created for Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1957 and produced in Arkansas has found its way to Walmart shelves in more than 3,400 stores, according to Lindsey Drain, marketing manager for Nice-Pak Products in Bentonville.


Related Topix: Retail, Marketing, Jonesboro, AR

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.


Related Topix: Retail

The Wall Street Journal

AFL-CIO Cites CEO Pay to Press for Raising the Minimum Wage

Annual figures compiled by the AFL-CIO show chief executives of big U.S. companies made many times more than average workers last year, a gap union leaders will use to challenge wages and pressure Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.


Related Topix: Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games, Retail


Dow Movers: WMT, KO

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Coca-Cola topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 2.8%.


Related Topix: Retail, Business News, Video

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Family Dollar To Cut Jobs, Prices, and Close 370 Stores

Family Dollar is struggling. According to Fierce Retail and Reuters , the retailer announced on Thursday that, in order to offset declining sales and profit, it will start cutting jobs and closing 370 underperforming stores, hoping that those cuts will lower Family Dollar's annual operating expenses by between $40 million and $45 million, beginning ... (more)


Related Topix: Retail, Family Dollars Stores, Target

Seeking Alpha

Is Costco The Strongest Large U.S. Retailer?

If it weren't for gas-price deflation and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, the company's foreign comparable-store sales would have expanded 7%.


Related Topix: Retail, Costco Wholesale, Target


Stock Downgrades: Wal-Mart Hits Brick Wall

What a difference 24 hours makes for Wal-Mart . The Bentonville behemoth and Dow darling jumped 1.15% on Monday, boosted by the biggest increase in retail sales since September 2012.


Related Topix: Retail, Financial Markets, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Healthcare Industry


Bharti Said Close to Carrefour Wholesale Deal, Aeon in Talks

India 's Bharti Enterprises Pvt., which six months ago ended a tie-up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is in talks with France 's Carrefour SA and Japan 's Aeon Co Ltd. for two separate joint ventures, according to one person familiar with the discussions.


Related Topix: Retail

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Toys a Ra Us leveraged like a 05 as loss mounts

Toys "R" Us' debt ratios returned to levels last seen following its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005, underscoring heightened concern among investors that the retailer may not be able to recover from its biggest loss in nearly three decades.


Related Topix: Vornado Realty Trust, Real Estate, Financial Services, Moodys, Financial Markets, Retail

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Retailers' thaw from winter chill to boost U.S. growth, economy

American retailers warmed up in March as the winter chill faded -- and it wasn't just car dealers who benefited.


Related Topix: Auto Dealers, Retail

Washington Times

HHS nominee got $1.2M at 'zero' salary job at Wal-Mart

During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart's charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show.


Related Topix: Retail, Tax


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