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    1. October 22, 2014

      Illumio benefits from funding boom in cyber security

      Cyber security start-up Illumio has received personal investments from technology heavyweights including Salesforce chief...

    2. October 13, 2014

      JC Penney bags Home Depot’s Marvin Ellison as chief

      JC Penney has named Marvin Ellison, an executive at DIY retailer Home Depot, chief executive as the struggling US department...

    1. October 2, 2014

      JPMorgan cyber attack hits 76m households

      JPMorgan Chase said the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of 76m households – or just under two-thirds of the...

    2. September 30, 2014

      Businesses spend less on cyber security despite rise in attacks

      Corporate cyber security budgets are falling despite a huge rise in the number of attacks and an increase in the financial...

    3. September 26, 2014

      Tracks of our tears could hold key to cyber security

      Tears can expose our most private emotions but could they also secure our most private information online? Stephen Mason, an...

    4. September 18, 2014

      Home Depot attack bigger than Target’s

      Home Depot said on Thursday that up to 56m payment card details may have been affected when it was hit by hackers, making...

    5. September 12, 2014

      Cyber security: first mover disadvantage

      Target. Home Depot. Jennifer Lawrence. Everyone gets hacked, and cyber security shares are rising. Palo Alto Networks is up...

    6. September 9, 2014

      Mobileye jumps as analysts climb aboard

      Mobileye shares advanced after brokerage Morgan Stanley lifted its expectations for the company on the view that it will...

    7. September 9, 2014

      Home Depot confirms hackers breached payment systems

      Home Depot, the US DIY retailer, has confirmed that its payment systems were breached by hackers and data could have been...

    8. September 3, 2014

      Home Depot probes possible data theft

      Home Depot, the largest DIY chain in the US, sought to reassure consumers as it investigated reports of a mass theft of...

    9. August 29, 2014

      US financials enjoy strong August gains

      Investors returned to US equity markets in August, sending the benchmark S&P 500 up 3.7 per cent – its best performance...

    10. August 21, 2014

      Techtronic: trade of the tools

      Americans are hammering, drilling and sanding. Home Depot’s very strong numbers this week, and respectable results from its...

    11. August 20, 2014

      Lowe’s trims sales hopes but holds ground

      Shares in Lowe’s the home improvement company, retained their value after two days of gains ahead of its latest results. The...

    12. August 19, 2014

      Home Depot: head of household

      If you are among the millions of young Americans still living with your parents because you cannot afford a home of your...

    13. August 19, 2014

      Home Depot benefits from DIY resurgence

      Home Depot hammered out a strong performance in a resurgence in the retail sector, joining US chain store groups to report...

    14. May 29, 2014

      Kingfisher: drill down

      Get out the cross cut saw and the combi drill. There is work to do. Return on capital at DIY retailer Kingfisher was just...

    15. May 20, 2014

      Retailers drag Wall Street lower

      US retailers lagged behind the broader market as results from some of the industry’s most watched companies fell short of...

    16. May 14, 2014

      Oak Hill Capital puts Hillman up for sale

      Hillman, the maker of nuts, bolts and screws, has been put on the auction block by its private equity owners as financial...

    17. April 22, 2014

      Harley-Davidson races up S&P leaderboard

      Harley-Davidson, the maker of the eponymous motorcycles, raced up the S&P 500’s leaderboard after reporting better than...

    18. FT Tech Hub

      March 24, 2014

      Square targets US's 50m Latinos (and their small businesses)

      Square, the payments processing start-up, is looking for new users for its credit card device among the US’s growing Latino...

    19. February 25, 2014

      Tesla hits record on electric utility hopes

      Tesla shares rocketed to a new record high after analysts at Morgan Stanley more than doubled their price target on the...

    20. January 20, 2014

      Sherwin-Williams: rosy picture

      Painting by numbers is not child’s play in the case of Sherwin-Williams. The figures are equivocal for the US paint company....

    21. 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...

    22. November 20, 2013

      Lowe’s hit by earnings miss

      The S&P 500 moved slightly lower after the Fed hinted it may soon end its easing programme, while home improvement retailer...

    23. September 20, 2013

      Adobe leads record-setting S&P500 week

      The S&P 500, boosted by software maker Adobe Systems, finished the week up 1.3 per cent, also aided by the Federal Reserve’s...

    24. September 4, 2013

      Rush to US debt markets ahead of jobs data and Fed meeting

      Big companies are rushing to the US debt markets this week, trying to lock in borrowing costs at low levels before a...

    25. August 22, 2013

      US clothing retail: mall rats

      There is trouble at the mall. Abercrombie & Fitch reported a 10 per cent drop in comparable sales on Thursday. Next door at...

    26. August 21, 2013

      Lowe’s / Home Depot

      The difference between investing in a home and in shares is that, while both assets tend to appreciate, you don’t have to...

    27. 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...

    28. August 20, 2013

      Home Depot rides US housing rebound

      Home Depot reported a 17 per cent rise in second-quarter earnings and raised its full year profit outlook as the US home...

    29. 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...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell for a fourth day after Treasury yields reached a two-year high. Currencies from Malaysia to Thailand...

    31. August 9, 2013

      JC Penney leads US shares lower

      JC Penney was the S&P 500's worst performer on Friday after Bill Ackman, the company's top investor, fired back at the...

    32. June 26, 2013

      HD Supply prices below expectations

      HD Supply, a former unit of Home Depot acquired by buyout groups at the height of the US housing bubble, has raised $957m...

    33. June 13, 2013

      HD Supply files for $1.2bn IPO

      HD Supply, a former unit of Home Depot acquired by buyout groups before the US housing crisis, has filed to raise $1.2bn...

    34. June 7, 2013

      Walmart helps turn S&P 500 positive for week

      Walmart investors were buoyed by news of a fresh share buyback programme, as the S&P 500 surged ahead after a strong jobs...

    35. June 6, 2013

      Yum rises as S&P 500 returns gains

      Shares in restaurant group Yum Brands challenged year highs on positive news about revenue from China as US stocks rallied...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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