| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc.
In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Wal-Mart announced Thursday it would create a $10-million fund to help support and spur innovation in U.S. manufacturing.
Bill Simon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. president, outlined some of the details of the fund at the United
States Conference of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The National Labor Relations Board, an independent federal agency tasked with policing bad behavior by employers, is targeting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over the retail behemoth's alleged crackdown on its protesting workers.
The NLRB filed a formal complaint...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:57 PM
In its bleakest days in the mid-1990s, Cherokee Inc. realized it had overlooked a key asset — its name.
The Cherokee brand, which began as a shoe line in 1973, evolved into a Van Nuys clothing manufacturing company focused on women and juniors...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Supermarket chain Aldi plans to open 650 new stores in the U.S. the next five years, part of an aggressive growth strategy that includes building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley, Calif.
The expansion will be the budget...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:11 PM
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. contractor has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by 568 Southern California warehouse workers who said they were underpaid and denied rest and meal breaks.
A federal judge has approved the settlement between...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s board members Monday elected a new chief executive and president to succeed Mike Duke, 63, in a transition that had been rumored for months as the retailer struggled with slow sales growth.
Doug McMillon, 47, is scheduled to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s board members on Monday elected a new chief executive and president to replace Mike Duke, 63.
Doug McMillon, 47, is scheduled to take the reins on Feb. 1, the company said, about four years after Duke stepped into the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:07 PM
There is a moment in every bull market when investors worry more about missing gains than suffering losses.
The current rally appears to have reached that point.
The market coasted to its sixth straight weekly advance Friday, propelled by optimism...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday reported lower-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue and another drop in a key U.S. sales figure. The retail giant also reduced its full-year forecast for the second time.
All this just before the key holiday...