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Sony's logo outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Sony hopes sharable clips, extras aid movie buying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony is hoping that providing sharable movie clips and extras like deleted scenes will prompt more people to buy digital movies. At least that’s the intention behind a new initiative it’s […]

10/23/2013

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

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Wal-Mart Stores to expand jobs for 70K workers

  NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up. The world’s largest retailer said Monday that […]

09/23/2013

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Wal-Mart pushes ‘made in America’ at summit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spearheaded an effort Thursday to bring together retailers, suppliers and government officials so they can figure out how to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States. The […]

08/22/2013

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

Retailers see slow start to back-to-school season

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are holding off on back-to-school shopping, and those who delay long enough might be rewarded with some steep discounts from desperate retailers. Revenue at stores open at least a year […]

08/08/2013

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Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at 2,857 stores

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department. The […]

08/07/2013

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Walton family provides for 700 teachers in L.A. public schools

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Arkansas-based Walton Family Foundation says it is donating $20 million to a nonprofit that recruits talented college graduates to teach in public schools for two years, with the largest number […]

07/31/2013

US companies detail Bangladesh safety pact

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. retailers and clothing makers have agreed to a five-year safety pact aimed at improving conditions at Bangladesh factories that calls for inspecting all factories that supply […]

07/10/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Deen parts with agent after racial slur fallout

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Paula Deen is ending her business relationship with a longtime agent after her admission that she used racial slurs in the past resulted in the loss of major pieces of her […]

07/04/2013

Paula Deen issues video apology via YouTube.

Sears, Penney, book publisher sever ties with Paula Deen

NEW YORK (AP) — The exodus continues. Sears Holdings Corp and J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that they’re cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that […]

06/28/2013

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