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How Target Is Trying to Fend Off Amazon

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) isn't about to let Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) keep nibbling away its market share, not without fighting back. To that end, the Minneapolis-based variety store operator ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Investing Ideas for the Second Quarter

After a very volatile first quarter of the this year that saw a 6% drop in late January only to be erased by a quick 8% gain, investors are looking ...
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Walmart Sues Visa — More Suits to Come

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) last December settled a class-action suit with thousands of U.S. merchants for $5.7 billion. The credit card issuers were charged with ...
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Microsoft Stock at 14-Year High

It didn’t take very long for Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) to erase the $100 price premium it charged for the new Xbox One compared with Sony Corp.’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation ...
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With Symantec a Mess, Four Data Security Leaders to Watch

Shares of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) tanked Friday after the company said it had ousted its chief executive officer. But its woes highlight the emergence of a new generation of ...
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IBM’s New Push Into Fraud Prevention

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) unveiled Thursday its new fraud and financial crimes prevention business. IBM said the new organization includes more than 500 fraud experts and would draw ...
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The Non-Stop Rise of Amazon’s Stock

Poor results for the holiday quarter were supposed to injure Wall Street's sentiment on Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). On the contrary, it has continued to rise, leaving observers to ask ...
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New Visa-MasterCard Payment Security Group to Focus on Technology

In the wake of a number of recent high-profile data breaches, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) said Friday that they have formed a new group aimed ...
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Why Safeway Buyout Makes Kroger Worth Twice as Much

Safeway Inc.'s (NYSE: SWY) agreement to sell out to Cerberus Capital Management for as much as $40 a share says something about The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the archrival of ...
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Does Safeway Deal Rescue Supermarkets?

Thursday night's announcement that Cerberus Capital Management will acquire Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) for $40 a share in cash and stock may offer be the last gasp for supermarket chains. ...
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Sam’s Club Quietly Tests Subscription E-commerce Program

In a swipe at Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) last October quietly launched a subscription service to members of its Sam's ...
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J.C. Penney’s 2% Turnaround Much Too Weak

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced that its same-store sales rose 2% in the final quarter of 2013, and its CEO said the most difficult part of its turnaround ...
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360 Million User Names and Passwords For Sale

The sheer amount of data about people's private online information that is available for sale by criminals reached a staggering 360 million credentials. It is a sign of just how ...
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PlayStation 4 Nearly Impossible to Find

Maybe it’s because Saturday is launch day in Japan for the PlayStation 4 from Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), but the company’s hot-selling new game console is practically non-existent on retailers’ ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Angie’s List, Itron, NVIDIA, Regeneron, Sempra, More

Earnings season is winding down and the markets are proving to be volatile so far in 2014. Analysts and investors alike are trying to adjust their expectations for 2014 to ...
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