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  1. July 29, 2014

    Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

    The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

  2. 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...

  1. May 9, 2014

    Mitt Romney backs Obama on minimum wage

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, backed President Barack Obama on what is arguably his top domestic...

  2. April 10, 2014

    HP rises on PC market share progress

    Hewlett-Packard shares continued their year-long ascent, touching the highest level since 2011 after figures from Gartner...

  3. March 13, 2014

    Williams-Sonoma hits record high

    Shares in Williams-Sonoma rallied at their greatest pace in a year as the upmarket home goods retailer forecast upbeat...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Staples slumps after stores retreat

    Staples shares sank at the greatest pace in more than six months – erasing more than $1bn from its market capitalisation –...

  5. February 28, 2014

    Random acts of shopper boycott

    As individuals, we cannot do much to change the course of the world, but we can at least make statements of what we feel...

  6. February 6, 2014

    US housebuilders boosted by Goldman call

    US homebuilders were lifted on Thursday as analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs grew increasingly confident the sector...

  7. February 6, 2014

    Retailers feel the squeeze in America’s poverty economy

    The neediest Americans will be hurt by an $8.6bn cut to food aid in a bill that was approved by Congress this week and will...

  8. January 29, 2014

    Companies resist president’s call for minimum wage rise

    Employers of low-wage workers attacked Barack Obama’s call for a 40 per cent rise in the minimum wage even as the US...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    January 29, 2014

    Obama at Costco

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty US President Barack Obama greets supporters, local politicians and store employees after delivering...

  10. January 29, 2014

    ‘The Good Jobs Strategy’ by Zeynep Ton

    The Good Jobs Strategy: How the smartest companies invest in employees to lower costs and boost profits, by Zeynep Ton, New...

  11. January 9, 2014

    US retail holiday sales discounting hits shares

    Falls in the shares of market heavyweight ExxonMobil as well as several retailers, led by Bed Bath & Beyond, weighed on the...

  12. January 9, 2014

    US retailers warn on profits after disappointing holiday season

    Several US retailers issued profit warnings after reporting disappointing results from December as pressure to discount...

  13. September 13, 2013

    Whole Foods targets low-income market in Chicago’s mean streets

    Three years from now, the vacant site at the corner of 63rd and Halsted in the poverty-stricken Englewood neighbourhood on...

  14. August 8, 2013

    Tesla surges on strong sales as US indices flat

    Tesla shares jumped to an all-time high on Thursday after the company reported sales that beat expectations along with plans...

  15. July 7, 2013

    MBA teaching urged to move away from focus on shareholder primacy model

    While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not only bad for society but also leads to...

  16. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2013

    Weekender

    FURTHER WEEKEND READING - London and house prices: the parasitic city. - Is Prism going to harm US high-tech exports? And...

  17. May 30, 2013

    US stocks rise despite downbeat data

    Dish Network’s counterbid to buy Clearwire sent the wireless internet provider’s shares up more than 20 per cent, as...

  18. May 21, 2013

    Executives cash in as cheap debt funds staff buybacks

    Companies are increasingly using cheap debt to buy shares back from their own employees, highlighting how record low...

  19. April 12, 2013

    Push to curb US retailers’ overtime pay

    A lobbyist for US retailers including Target and Walmart is pushing for the passage of a Republican-backed proposal that...

  20. March 29, 2013

    Safeway: Burd song

    Safeway shareholders should regard the more than 40 per cent rise in the stock price this year as chief executive Steve...

  21. March 12, 2013

    US equities step back from all-time highs

    US stocks retreated from multiyear highs on Tuesday with the leading US benchmark snapping a seven-day winning streak as...

  22. February 20, 2013

    Office Depot and OfficeMax to merge

    Office Depot is to merge with OfficeMax to create a US stationery retailer with combined sales of $18bn, but the deal was...

  23. February 4, 2013

    Lonrho reveals loss after project delays

    Shares in Lonrho , the African food, hotels and distribution conglomerate, fell 22 per cent after it warned it would report...

  24. January 3, 2013

    US holiday retail sales disappoint

    Limited spending by US consumers produced a lacklustre holiday shopping season for many retailers, which are likely to face...

  25. December 18, 2012

    Why Europe will bounce back in 2013

    Watching the crisis in Europe I cannot help but recall the drama that unfolded in Asia in 1997 and 1998. Fear of insolvency...

  26. December 12, 2012

    Wall St loses edge on fiscal cliff fears

    Wall Street stocks pared gains in a late afternoon sell off as investors turned increasingly negative following statements...

  27. December 7, 2012

    Apple succumbs to capital gains fright

    ’Tis the season to be jolly concerned about your taxes. That would be the case in a normal year, even if the US were not on...

  28. December 6, 2012

    Apple rises in volatile trading after dip

    Apple , the world’s largest company by market capitalisation, rose in volatile trading after touching its lowest intraday...

  29. December 4, 2012

    Republicans in capital gains tax fight

    Republicans in the House of Representatives are fighting tax increases on capital gains and dividends, ruling out investment...

  30. December 4, 2012

    Oracle to pre-pay $867m dividends

    Oracle said on Monday it would pre-pay $867m worth of dividends that would otherwise not have fallen due until 2013, making...

  31. November 30, 2012

    Wall St stalls as fiscal talks hit impasse

    Wall Street stocks saw muted gains this week as US policy makers failed to achieve progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations...

  32. November 28, 2012

    Costco – question of balance

    The stock market is bad at maths, or accounting, or possibly both. On Wednesday the discount warehouse club Costco announced...

  33. November 28, 2012

    Costco shares jump on special dividend

    Costco shares jumped more than 6 per cent after the retailer said it would pay out a $3bn special dividend in the latest US...

  34. November 28, 2012

    Costco joins special dividend bandwagon

    Shares in Costco Wholesale jumped after the retailer announced a special $3bn cash dividend of $7 a share. The warehouse...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 5, 2012

    Costco vs Seoul: when Sunday comes...

    Costco Wholesale, the US retail giant, has sparked ire in South Korea after opening its outlets in Seoul on two Sundays last...

  36. October 4, 2012

    US retail sales growth slows

    US retail sales growth slowed in September but was in line with expectations against the backdrop of uncertainty over the...

  37. September 5, 2012

    Costco founder backs Obama at DNC

    When Ann Romney declared last month that she and her husband Mitt “love” the retailer Costco, she was praising the creation...

  38. August 30, 2012

    US retailers beat sales forecasts

    Gap and the owners of Victoria’s Secret and TJ Maxx reported sharp sales growth in August as US retailers reported another...

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