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As Wal-Mart thinks small, this retailer says bigger is better

With traffic falling at physical stores and e-commerce sales continuing to shine, brick-and-mortar retailers have been soul searching as they plot …

Burger deals and Best Buy — five things to know today

Hello, friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>A fairly busy day for today, with a few economic reports. Burger King has confirmed a deal to buy Canada’s iconic …

Best Buy posts profit despite continued sales declines

Electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) is showing signs that it can compete in a market that is increasingly going online.<p>The embattled retailer announced second-quarter earnings Tuesday that met, and in some ways, surpassed Wall Street expectations. Best Buy's net income was $146 million, down 41% …

Buffett's Burger King bet

Warren Buffett is finally getting into the burger business.<p>Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) has agreed to help finance Burger King’s (BKW) …

An Adjustable Workspace for the Home or Office

People’s work habits change over time and quite often, their jobs do as well, so a stagnant workplace isn’t always ideal anymore. Enter Your …

10 states with the fastest-growing economies

Slide 1 of 12<p>The U.S. economy grew 1.9% in 2013, down from the 2.8% growth rate in 2012, as growth in the world’s largest economy remained …

The yellow commodity hotter than gold

This article was updated from a previously published one.<p>When you reach for the mustard at your holiday barbecue, you may be doing more than adding …

Carrefour to exit India business

<b>Carrefour, one the world's largest retail chains, is shutting its business in India less than four years after it opened its first store in the country.</b><p>It currently operates five cash and carry wholesale stores in India.<p>The French retailer has been exiting underperforming markets, including …

Is it too late to hop on board AB InBev?

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (MarketWatch) — What’s more American than enjoying a hot summer day with hamburgers on the grill and a cold Budweiser chilling in …

You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …