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Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

In a move that is surely designed to attract more shoppers to its online and mobile offerings, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced Monday morning that beginning immediately all orders valued ...
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Sears Can’t Afford Worker Pay Raise

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has the balance sheet and cash flow to raise the minimum wage it pays its workers to $9 almost immediately and probably $10 next year. ...
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Soft Guidance Trips Up Nordstrom

After the markets closed Thursday, Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported its fourth-quarter financial results as $1.32 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.04 billion in revenue, versus Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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Wal-Mart Wage Hike Gets Mixed Reaction

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced earnings Thursday morning and said at the same time that it would raise its hourly wages for full- and part-time associates, we can ...
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Higher Wages, Higher Dividend May Not Be Good Enough for Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The retailing giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.61 on total ...
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Customer Satisfaction Lowest at Wal-Mart, Highest at Nordstrom and Amazon

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for retail stores and websites was published on Wednesday, and the surprising thing is how thoroughly Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is disliked. Excepting ...
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Analyst’s 5 Top Retailers That Could Offer Earnings Surprises

Even though some pundits have been disappointed with the consumer spending numbers as gasoline prices have dropped, the bottom line is that things are much better than a few years ago ...
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Wal-Mart, Sears Most ‘Liked’ Retailers

If getting a “like” on Facebook’s social media platform could be translated directly into dollars, the management at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) might ...
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Costco Share Price Increase Doubles Wal-Mart’s

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s (NASDAQ: COST) share price has risen at a rate nearly double that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) over the past year (27% and 14%, respectively). Its ...
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Making Heads or Tails out of Groupon Earnings

Thursday after the markets closed, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) reported its fourth-quarter financial results as $0.06 in earnings per share (EPS) and $925.4 million in revenue. That was against Thomson ...
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Can Groupon Get Its Earnings Right?

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is set to report its earnings Thursday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.03 in earnings per share (EPS) and $908.38 million ...
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How Costco Is Becoming Less Exclusive

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has announced that Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will stop exclusively accepting its cards in the United States come the end of March 2016. Already ...
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Can Best Buy Make a Dent in the Wedding Registry Business?

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has now thrown its hat in the ring for the wedding registry business. The company's press release indicated that there are over 1.5 million ...
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Can Pier 1 Ever Get Back on Track?

A sight that has become all too common for Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) is watching its shares fall when the company reports earnings. The fall in Wednesday’s trading was ...
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J.C. Penney: Rising From the Ashes With Cinderella

If J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) were to become a teenage girl, the company could do worse than change into Cinderella. The story of the unhappy girl who marries ...
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