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Shoppers are reflected on the glass window of a PacSun store at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohl’s for the first time is staying open for essentially five […]

12/20/2013

Crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York.  (AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for […]

12/16/2013

Protestors stream past the entrance to a Walmart store on Universty Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)

Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined

NEW YORK (AP) — Did stores shoot themselves in the foot? Target, Macy’s and other retailers offered holiday discounts in early November and opened stores on Thanksgiving Day. It was an effort to attract shoppers […]

12/01/2013

Barneys New York department store (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC sets deadline for stores in profiling probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how they’ve dealt with shoppers suspected of stealing. The City Council […]

11/20/2013

An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart steps up competition for holiday shopping

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at its stores — two hours earlier than last year. The world’s largest retailer will stagger holiday […]

11/12/2013

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

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Celebrity-store partnerships run risks

NEW YORK (AP) — When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep. Rap artist Jay-Z is learning that firsthand. He has complained this week […]

10/30/2013

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

Macy's department store in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Macy’s sales slip; shoppers wary of spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s Inc. reported a disappointing profit for its second quarter and cut its outlook for the year on Wednesday, with the department store operator citing shoppers’ reluctance to spend for a […]

08/14/2013

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn (l-r) in scene from movie "The Internship." (20th Century Fox / AP Photo)

Movies with corporate America in starring roles

(The Associated Press) – Over the years, corporate America has appeared in numerous movies. In some cases, characters work for real-life companies. In other cases, movies are based on real-life events — sometimes without the […]

06/04/2013

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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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