J. C. Penney

Shoppers stand in line outside a Best Buy department store before the store's opening at midnight, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for […]

11/12/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

S&P 500 makes small gain to log another record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index notched another record close on Monday by a tiny margin as good news from J.C. Penney helped offset disappointing earnings from several U.S. companies. J.C. […]

10/28/2013

JC Penney in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

J.C. Penney to open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling […]

10/18/2013

Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Encouraging news on jobs, retailers lifts stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Upbeat news about jobs and retailers lifted the stock market in early afternoon trading Thursday. Unemployment claims fell close to their lowest level in six years, the government reported, and J.C. […]

09/26/2013

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Where to get back to school clothes deals

It’s back to school time. Getting your students dressed for class can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The Deals Diva, Marla Jo Fisher, shared tips for where to get the best deals […]

08/07/2013

J.C. Penney's commercial posted to YouTube.

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public “mea culpa” which the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages.

05/01/2013

Mike Ullman (AP Photo)

Penney CEO’s challenge: Is it even fixable?

NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be an easy fix for J.C. Penney — if it is even fixable. As Mike Ullman takes the reins again less than two years after his departure, he faces a Herculean task to undo the mess left by his predecessor, Ron Johnson, who was ousted Monday.

04/09/2013

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Martha Stewart denies wrongdoing in Penney deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Home decor and food guru Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open shops within most of J.C. Penney’s stores across the country.

03/05/2013

Terry Lundgren

Macy’s CEO testifies in fight over Martha Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren testified that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain’s stores.

02/25/2013

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Photos of man with rifle in Utah store go viral

RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — Hours after President Barack Obama called on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons, one man’s protest raised some eyebrows at a Utah store.

01/18/2013