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October 31, 2013

Experts from Oracle, Google, Red Hat Inc. and other top technology and Internet companies are joining the effort to "address the problems around Healthcare.gov," the health-insurance exchange website for the Affordable Care Act, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

New York  -- Experts from Oracle, Google, Red Hat Inc. and other top technology and Internet companies are joining the effort to "address the problems around Healthcare.gov," the  health-insurance exchange website for the Affordable Care Act, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The website has been plagued by slowdowns and severely limited functionality since its rollout on Oct. 1.

March 7, 2013

The ax has fallen — again — at J.C. Penney Co. The retailer laid off approximately 2,200 employees in its stores and district offices on Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

New York -- The ax has fallen — again — at J.C. Penney Co. The retailer laid off approximately 2,200 employees in its stores and district offices on Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

The majority of the staff cuts occurred in some 100 stores that had significant sales declines last year, spokeswoman Daphne Avilla said in the report, with Penney adjusting the employee count to match each store’s new level of business.

February 6, 2012

J.C. Penney Co. on Friday said it fully backs its partnership with the popular television star and comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Its support comes after One Million Moms, an extension of the conservative American Family Association group, asked the retailer to dump DeGeneres as a spokeswoman because she is a lesbian.

New York J.C. Penney Co. on Friday said it fully backs its partnership with the popular television star and comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Its support comes after One Million Moms, an extension of the conservative American Family Association group, asked the retailer to dump DeGeneres as a spokeswoman because she is a lesbian.

September 27, 2011

There is no escaping the pop-up or temporary store phenomena — and with retail vacancy still high in some markets, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. What’s more, consumers seem to love them. 


While a few critics are grumbling that the proliferation of pop-ups has taken away from their impact, they are in the minority. Most experts agree that, as a retail platform, the temporary format has real staying power. 


September 1, 2011

Toys “R” Us will open fewer holiday pop-up stores this year, Reuters reported.

New York City -- Toys “R” Us will open fewer holiday pop-up stores this year, Reuters reported.

In 2010, the chain opened some 600 temporary Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. But spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh said the company has decided to open fewer stores this holiday season, according to the report.

April 29, 2011

Triple Five Worldwide Development Co. LLC, owner of the Mall of America in Minnesota, reached a deal with lenders and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to complete and expand the stalled Meadowlands Xanadu entertainment complex in East Rutherford, N.J., Bloomberg reported.

New York City -- Triple Five Worldwide Development Co. LLC, owner of the Mall of America in Minnesota, reached a deal with lenders and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to complete and expand the stalled Meadowlands Xanadu entertainment complex in East Rutherford, N.J., Bloomberg reported.

March 18, 2011

Borders Group will close another 28 superstore locations in addition to the 200 locations it is already shutting down as part of its reorganization under bankruptcy protection.

New York City -- Borders Group will close another 28 superstore locations in addition to the 200 locations it is already shutting down as part of its reorganization under bankruptcy protection.

The closings are expected to occur by the end of April and include stores in Hollywood, Calif., and Stamford, Conn.

"We reached the determination about these stores after a further review of their ongoing economic viability," Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said in a statement.

February 10, 2011

A 3,500-sq.-ft. Walmart? Sounds hard to believe, but the world’s largest retailer broke new ground in January when it opened “Walmart on Campus” on the grounds of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The store, open to students and non-students alike, reflects the sea change that has occurred at Wal-Mart Stores and throughout the industry during the past couple of years as retailers across the board show increased flexibility and a willingness to rethink formats and footprints — most often, by thinking smaller. 


January 3, 2011

Borders Group is delaying payments to some of its vendors, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

New York City -- Borders Group is delaying payments to some of its vendors, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. The news came just weeks after the company said it was trying to obtain new financing to avoid violating the terms of its credit agreements early next year.

"As part of this potential refinancing, Borders has determined that it is necessary to restructure its vendor financing arrangements and is delaying payments to certain of its vendors," Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said by phone, in a Reuters report.

October 3, 2010

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December 15, 2008

According to a report in the International Herald Tribune, French police found a package of...

August 21, 2008

CVS Caremark Corp. is making plans to test an upscale beauty format, called Beauty 360,...

July 16, 2008

Rite Aid Corp. is laying off 44 corporate employees as it works to absorb 1,850...

May 18, 2008

About 30 employees have been laid off from jobs at Honolulu's new Nordstrom store, according...

May 12, 2008

Borders Group is joining forces with the national Latina organization Las Comadres, and the Association...

April 24, 2008

Workers have authorized a strike at Bloomingdale's Manhattan store, which could lead to the first...

March 19, 2008

Albertsons Inc. is closing stores two stores in Montana, company officials said....

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February 21, 2008

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