| May 25, 2012
| 8:16 AM
For all its flirting, private equity firm Sycamore Partners didn’t want to commit in the end to Talbots Inc., breaking off talks to buy the struggling women’s retailer for $215 million.
Talbots’ stock sank 36%, sinking 92 cents to $1....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of the earliest members of the S&P 500, is being kicked out of the index next week and replaced by a Dutch chemicals company.
The retailer, which trades on Nasdaq, will exit the index when the market closes on Sept. 4....
| May 31, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Sycamore Partners is buying Talbots Inc. for $369-million, plus debt -- a steal considering that the struggling women’s retailer had snubbed earlier, higher bids.
The private equity firm will take over Talbots for $2.75 a share in a board-...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of several struggling big-box retailers, is splitting off more than 1,000 Hometown, Outlet and hardware stores as a separate, public company.
The spinoff will affect 1,238 stores total. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc....
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping to nab a wider portion of holiday and back-to-school shoppers by widening its layaway program to include more products and stretch the pay-back period.
Back for a second year in a row because of customer demand, the service...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Turkey, stuffing - and a $97 TV if you could wake up in time.
This may not have been the Pilgrims' idea of Thanksgiving, but they never got door-buster price discounts.
For shoppers who just couldn't wait until Black Friday, many retailers opened...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of “Million Dollar Decorators,” the Bravo reality series that started its second...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend.
| Jul 16, 2013
The opening of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Willowbrook has been delayed until early next year.
Construction of the 5,521-square-foot restaurant inside the Willowbrook Town Center shopping mall near Illinois Route 83 and Plainfield Road was scheduled...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Weekend Update: Residents of all three buildings involved in last week's standoff have been allowed back home. That is, with the exception of those whose apartments were damaged by police activity. The manager of the apartment complex says six...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM