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Wal-Mart's annual meeting has glitz, songs, protests, stock buyback

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's board approved a $15 billion stock repurchase plan, its first in two years, the world's largest retailer announced at its annual meeting on Friday.<p>The event at the Bud Walton arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is traditionally more of a pep rally for thousands of employees than …

Whole Foods faces boycott over English-only work policy

Whole Foods Market, threatened with a national boycott over its English-only language policy for workers on the job, said on Friday it was reviewing the rules after two Spanish-speaking workers in New Mexico claimed they were suspended for complaining.<p>The Austin, Texas-based organic grocery chain …

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Target delves deeper into the beauty business

In July, Target will launch a 'beauty concierge' service at 36 stores in the Twin Cities region.<p>For local Target shoppers looking for that right …

'Fashion forward' men help recharge US luxury buying

Most men might balk at spending $600 on a pair of Dior sneakers but for U.S. shoppers like Ephraim, an upbeat 30-year-old, such indulgences are becoming increasingly commonplace.<p>Ephraim is the kind of man who gives luxury goods makers high hopes that the U.S. market can fuel future growth, as China …

Kmart Continues the Puns With its 'Big Gas' Promotion

Kmart’s “Ship My Pants” campaign was a huge viral success, so the retailer’s attempting to capitalize on the buzz with the release of another video …

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Gap CEO: Bangladesh Safety Accord Did Not 'Make Sense' For Company

May 21 (Reuters) - Gap Inc's chairman and CEO said on Tuesday the U.S. retailer was ready to sign a global accord designed to prevent another deadly disaster in Bangladesh's garment industry, provided there were some "very minor accommodations."<p>A series of incidents at factories has focused …

Yahoo’s Mayer Buys Tumblr for $1.1 Billion Biggest Deal

Yahoo! Inc. is buying blogging network Tumblr Inc. for about $1.1 billion as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer seeks to lure users and …

RadioShack Looks to Regain Relevance With Push for Younger Consumers

Gyrating, scantily clad models with pouty red lips haven't exactly been a hallmark of RadioShack advertising, but the latest spot -- inspired by …

Apple Paid Little Or No Taxes To Any Government On Billions In Profits: Senate Report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using an unusual global tax structure, Apple Inc<p>has held billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little or no taxes to any government, a Senate report on the company's offshore tax structure concluded on Monday.<p>In a 40-page memorandum released a day before …

Bangladesh Factory Banned By Walmart Still Making Wrangler Shirts

By Serajul Quadir and Rafiqur Rahman<p>GAZIPUR, Bangladesh, May 20 (Reuters) - A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Inditex SA inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.<p>VF confirmed on …

Protesters Don't Scare Barbie, but Innovation Should

With her popularity waning, Barbie hit the road this week on a global campaign to burnish her brand. On her first stop, in Berlin, her life-size …

JC Penney Embraces New Marketing Plans, Looks Ahead

JC Penney's net loss widened in the first quarter as the department-store chain works to rebound from former CEO Ron Johnson's failed makeover.<p>The …

J.C. Penney Investors Re-Elect Board That Oversaw Johnson Era

Ron Johnson’s job at J.C. Penney Co. ended after his attempt to overhaul the retailer wiped out a quarter of its sales and about half of its market …

J.C. Penney Loss Widens as New CEO Ullman Starts Changes

J.C. Penney Co.’s net loss widened in the first quarter as the department-store chain works to rebound from former Chief Executive Officer Ron …

Bangladesh Building Collapse Death Toll Reaches 1,000

Rescuers combing through the debris of a garment-factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh 18 days ago pulled a survivor from under the rubble …