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  1. September 11, 2014

    RadioShack: Last-drink saloon

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  2. September 11, 2014

    RadioShack in restructuring talks to avoid bankruptcy

    RadioShack, once the go-to destination for the latest technology gear and a staple of American malls, is in advanced...

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  1. September 4, 2014

    PVH leads retail sector higher on ECB stimulus news

    Consumer discretionary stocks climbed on Thursday, buoyed by new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and data...

  2. August 26, 2014

    Best Buy slump continues on weak sales

    Best Buy continued a year-long slump on Tuesday after it reported weaker than expected sales, as it struggles to compete...

  3. July 8, 2014

    The right capital structure for bricks and mortar retail?

    Lex recently wrote about the hurly-burly around PetSmart, the pet supply chain. An activist or two is keen for the company...

  4. May 15, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse deal with Dixons strengthens defences

    Sir Charles Dunstone has been in the vanguard of the electrical retail trade over the past two decades, managing to take...

  5. February 27, 2014

    Best Buy: Christmas surprise

    Take that, Best Buy grinches. Shares of the consumer electronics retailer collapsed in January when it said that the steep...

  6. February 27, 2014

    Best Buy and Sears repair work underway

    US electronics retailer Best Buy and department store Sears Holdings reported holiday quarter earnings that surpassed...

  7. February 24, 2014

    Once worst of enemies cosy up as Carphone courts Dixons

    They were the worst of enemies. Five years ago, the US’s Best Buy, in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, was plotting an...

  8. February 24, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse founder eyes Dixons tie-up

    Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is looking to shake up the...

  9. January 16, 2014

    Best Buy: shrink to fit

    Respectable Christmas results, one might think, for a bricks and mortar retailer going head to head with Amazon in...

  10. January 16, 2014

    Best Buy’s holiday sales disappoint

    Best Buy saw almost 30 per cent wiped off its market capitalisation on Thursday after the US electronics retailer reported...

  11. December 27, 2013

    US bricks-and-mortar retailers seek online success

    When people buy more online, traditional retailers suffer – or so the well-worn narrative goes. The reality, however, is not...

  12. November 29, 2013

    US retail stocks in focus on Black Friday

    US retail stocks were in focus as investors attempted to get an early read on the strength of the holiday shopping season,...

  13. November 28, 2013

    US shoppers flock to holiday sales

    Americans began their holiday shopping earlier than ever on a Thanksgiving evening marked by family outings, heavily policed...

  14. November 27, 2013

    Early start to leave retailers seeing red

    US retailers will kick off holiday shopping earlier than ever this year on a day analysts have dubbed “Red Thursday” as...

  15. November 22, 2013

    US holiday shopping: blue Christmas

    It’s un-American. Or perhaps quintessentially American. The official kick-off for the US holiday shopping season used to be...

  16. November 20, 2013

    Retailers have high hopes for consoles

    Retailers that have endured a prolonged slump in video gaming sales are banking that Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s...

  17. November 19, 2013

    Best Buy plans aggressive price cuts

    Best Buy has said it will sacrifice profitability to match rivals’ discounts in the Christmas shopping season – in a further...

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    November 13, 2013

    PDVSA eyes $4.5bn bond sale - but who will buy?

    Roll up, roll up, come get your Venezuelan bonds. That appears to be the message from Venezuelan oil minister Rafael...

  19. beyondbrics

    November 11, 2013

    Maduro guns for "overpriced" electronics - what next?

    First, he came for the toilet paper factory. Then, late on Friday, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro seized a national...

  20. October 22, 2013

    Ebay buys same-day courier service

    Ebay is acquiring a same-day courier service based in London and overhauling its own website as it seeks to compete against...

  21. September 23, 2013

    Apple jumps on strong new iPhone sales

    Apple shares jumped on Monday morning in New York on reports of a strong first weekend for the company’s new iPhones, but US...

  22. August 28, 2013

    Amazon takes tax fight to Supreme Court

    Jeff Bezos’s Amazon is taking a high-stakes legal battle to the US Supreme Court, hiring one of Washington’s most prominent...

  23. August 20, 2013

    Best Buy / Barnes & Noble: on the chain gang

    Are there second acts in American retail? Tuesday’s earnings from Best Buy and Barnes & Noble – both of which are the last...

  24. August 20, 2013

    Consumer caution hits sales at US retailers

    The struggling US retailers JC Penney, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble reported falling sales and mixed progress in efforts to...

  25. August 20, 2013

    Eat, drink, man, woman, meatballs

    What modern institution in China provides food, housing, love and babysitting, all under one roof? The Communist party may...

  26. August 20, 2013

    Retailers put S&P 500 on steadier ground

    Retailers led the S&P 500 higher on Tuesday as a series of positive results and analyst upgrades provided investors with the...

  27. August 20, 2013

    Best Buy profits add to turnround momentum

    Best Buy, the US electronics retailer in the midst of a turnround, reported better than expected profits that boosted its...

  28. July 3, 2013

    US stocks trade higher before holiday

    US indices moved higher ahead of next week’s earnings season and Best Buy rose as its turnround effort continued to gain...

  29. July 2, 2013

    Apple makes applications to trademark iWatch name

    Apple has made several applications to trademark the brand “iWatch”, fuelling speculation that the iPhone maker could soon...

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    June 21, 2013

    Highland Capital's $25m for Leap Motion apps

    Leap Motion, a radical new device for controlling computers using hand movement, isn’t even on sale to the general public...

  31. May 22, 2013

    Best Buy: money munching machine

    A company, in a pure investment sense, is just a machine that produces money. So the true measure of profitability is not...

  32. May 21, 2013

    US stocks close at fresh high

    Home Depot led US stocks to a new record high as the home improvement company said its most recent quarterly performance was...

  33. May 21, 2013

    Best Buy and Home Depot sales contrast

    Stiff competition in the electronics sector led to a decline in US sales at Best Buy, but a healthier US housing market...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    May 16, 2013

    ItsOn aims to shake up mobile

    A new mobile service operator called ItsOn aims to shake up the US smartphone business by offering users the ability to...

  35. May 15, 2013

    US earnings: irrational dreariness

    First-quarter reporting season is nearly past and, for US companies, it can be summed up thus: more of the same, only...

  36. May 7, 2013

    Battle rages over US online tax

    A drive by Walmart and other retailers for the US Congress to end tax-free internet shopping is heading for a collision with...

  37. May 1, 2013

    US retailers losing appetite to hire amid economic jitters

    Michael Faulhaber, the veteran owner of the Ward-Brodt music store in Madison, Wisconsin, has plenty in common with Dave...

  38. April 30, 2013

    Lombard: Reconstructed WPP sets out possible post-Sorrell world

    The climate is changing at WPP – not just a bunch of board members. Though the prompt for the impending departure of Jeffrey...

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