Is the Staples-Office Depot Merger in Trouble?

Last Friday, Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) announced that the two companies “certified substantial compliance” with the second request from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ...
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Can Wal-Mart Support 5,200 Stores?

Added up, all of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) retail outlets in the United States total 5,200. This includes all Wal-Mart store formats, from supercenters to discount stores and the ...
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August Retail Sales Hampered by Lower Back-to-School Shopping

Retailers were announcing August U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning. Research firm Retail Metrics projected that overall sales would be down 0.6% year over year for the month. In July ...
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Costco May Be America’s Best Run Company

Most of the headlines about America's best-managed companies may go to Web 2.0 corporations, led by Facebook Inc. (NYSE: FB) or long-time successes such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and ...
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Five Below Earnings Not Up to Par for Investors

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) reported its fiscal second-quarter earnings after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company had $0.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $182.2 million in revenue, ...
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What to Expect From Five Below Earnings

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.13 in ...
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Merger Costs Hammer Dollar Tree Earnings, Boost Revenues

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) reported second-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The discount retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.67 on revenues of $3.01 billion. ...
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Big Lots Rises on Solid Earnings Beat

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company had $0.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.21 in revenue. ...
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Despite Solid Earnings, GameStop Tumbles on Guidance and Downgrades

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, but despite solid results this game retailer suffered in Friday’s session. The company posted ...
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Postal Union Continues Effort to Stop Staples, Office Depot Merger

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) in July won a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board that the U.S. Postal Service acted illegally when it agreed to set up ...
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GameStop Earnings Jump on Margin Growth; Fiscal Year Forecast Raised

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) reported second-quarter 2015 results after markets closed on Thursday. The video game retailer posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on $1.76 billion in revenues. ...
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Aeropostale Delivers Disappointing Revenue and Another Loss

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) has reported results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015. Net sales fell 17% to $326.9 million, and its comparable sales, which include the e-commerce ...
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The Tale of 2 Jewelers

Both Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG) reported earnings before the markets opened on Thursday. Afterward, there was one clear winner and one clear loser ...
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An Unusual Upgrade for JC Penney

Saying that J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has achieved a meaningful turnaround in the past seven quarters, Fitch Ratings on Thursday upgraded the company’s issuer default rating from CCC ...
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Albertsons Gears Up for IPO

Albertsons Companies Inc. has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO).No terms were given in the filing, but ...
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