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  • Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand

    Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand
    With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...
  • PASSINGS: Iain Banks, David Jin, Dwight Opperman

    PASSINGS: Iain Banks, David Jin, Dwight Opperman
    Iain Banks Edgy Scottish novelist Iain Banks, 59, a Scottish writer who alternately wowed and disturbed readers with his dark jokes and narrative tricks, died Sunday. His publisher, Little Brown, announced his death but did not provide other details....
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes. For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts
    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
  • June retail sales rise 4.1%; biggest jump since January

    June retail sales rise 4.1%; biggest jump since January
    A welcome trinity of factors -- perkier job prospects, summer temperatures and more affordable prices -- helped retail sales in June beat expectations. Same-store sales at shops open at least a year -- a measure that strips out the volatility of...
  • Consumer confidence unexpectedly drops slightly

    Consumer confidence unexpectedly drops slightly
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped slightly this month amid increased concern about the outlook for the economic recovery. The preliminary July consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters, released...
  • Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China

    Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China
    Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
  • Apple reports earnings after the bell: What to look for

    Apple reports earnings after the bell: What to look for
    Apple Inc. reports its third-quarter financial results after the markets close Tuesday, and expectations for the tech giant aren't high. A prolonged product drought has dampened the fervor that had surrounded the company over the last few years, with...
  • Consumer confidence hits six-year high on rising stock, home prices

    Consumer confidence hits six-year high on rising stock, home prices
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more optimistic about the economy than at any time since the Great Recession as rising home and stock prices boosted consumer confidence this month to a six-year high. The consumer sentiment index from the University of...
  • Consumer confidence dropped in July, Conference Board says

    Consumer confidence dropped in July, Conference Board says
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month from a more than five-year high, but still remains well above levels of a year ago, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The group's index decreased to 80.3 in July from an upwardly revised 82.1 in...
  • Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries

    Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries
    Retail sales for July missed expectations as discounters and teen apparel stores struggled, causing Wall Street to fret about the fate of back-to-school shopping. A monthly gauge of same-store sales from Thomson Reuters found 4.2% growth from a year...