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Retailers Find New Way to Monetize Your Eyeballs

July 28, 2018 |

Thought your life had an ad-free moment? Sorry: A new service is allowing online retailers to sell space for paper ads in customers’ boxes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Called UnDigital, the company already has 25 retailers offering slots, including Barnes & Noble, Zulily, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Companies have…

Retailers compete early for seasonal workers amid strong U.S. jobs market

July 22, 2018 |

While the nation’s big retailers battle for consumer dollars they’re now also waging a fight for seasonal workers.

Retailers such as J.C. Penney Co. and Kohl’s Corp. already are posting help-wanted ads for their busy season, weeks or even months earlier than usual. That means Americans looking…

L.A. Times – Business

Trade war already threatens to ruin Christmas for retailers

July 6, 2018 |

It’s only July, but Christmas is fast approaching for U.S. retailers — and the threat of an escalating trade war with China has industries that have so far been spared increasingly worried their goods will be next on the naughty list.

President Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on at least an additional…

L.A. Times – Business

Bricks-and-mortar retailers get a boost from Supreme Court decision favoring online sales taxes

June 25, 2018 |

Walmart Inc. has been aggressively building up its e-commerce site in the last two years as the nation’s largest retailer challenges online giant Inc. and other internet mass merchants.

But Walmart still operates 4,761 Walmart stores and 597 Sam’s Clubs stores in the United States that…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall, dragged down by industrials and retailers

May 23, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes finished the day down Tuesday as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days.

Large industrial companies such as Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped. Retailers including Kohl’s, AutoZone and Advance…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up, lifted by retailers; Macy’s leaps

May 16, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes edged up in early trading Wednesday, with Macy’s leading a retail-sector rally. Food and beverage stocks and other consumer goods companies also posted gains. Energy stocks lagged as crude oil prices declined. Bond prices were little changed.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s…

L.A. Times – Business

CalSTRS to pressure retailers to stop selling assault weapons banned by California

May 10, 2018 |

California’s teachers’ retirement system will pressure retail companies it is invested in to stop selling firearms and parts that are outlawed by the state — and would consider divestment from firms that refuse to make changes, a key panel decided Wednesday.

The vote by the Investment Committee…

L.A. Times – Business

Now hiring for one day: Retailers are embracing the gig economy

May 7, 2018 |

Aaron Stallings, who used to work as a bill collector for Capital One, says he’s no longer interested in having a full-time job.

Instead, for the past year, he has cobbled together work — 50, sometimes 60 hours a week — by parachuting into restaurants in Richmond, Va., that have last-minute openings…

L.A. Times – Business

Can Retailers Keep Pace With Shoppers?

March 18, 2018 |

After strong holiday season, retail executives gather at the Shoptalk conference in search of new strategies. US Business

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, led by retailers and tech firms

March 12, 2018 |

Stocks opened slightly higher Monday on Wall Street, led by gains in retailers and technology companies.

Starbucks rose 1.4%. Micron Technology rose 5.3%.

Several stocks were moving on deal news.

Johnson Controls was up 1.6% after saying it would consider selling a business that makes batteries…

L.A. Times – Business