Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages. More
Opera Star Andrea Bocelli On Finishing His Master's And His 'Passion ... - Huffington Post ... expert such as Andrea Bocelli signs up for coursework himself. But that's precisely what the 55-year-old opera singer did. This October, ... 12/3/2013 - 9:19 am | View Link
J.C. Penney Shows Signs of Life on Black Friday - Yahoo! Finance J.C. Penney shows signs of life on Black Friday - KEYT3 11/29/2013 - 8:01 am | View Link
AP National News Calendar for the month of Dec. Eds: Major scheduled events for December, 2013. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute. No events of note. 11/29/2013 - 4:11 pm | View Link
J.C. Penney shows signs of life on Black Friday After a tough year, Black Friday is J.C. Penney's do-or-die moment, and so far, the retailer is showing mild signs of life. 11/29/2013 - 4:09 pm | View Link
AP National News Calendar for the month of Dec. Eds: Major scheduled events for December, 2013. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute. No events of note. 11/29/2013 - 4:03 pm | View Link
Japan's economy shows signs of life after years of deflation Japan's economy is gaining momentum, data for October showed, with consumer prices excluding food and energy rising 0.3 per cent from a year earlier, the biggest gain since 1998. 11/29/2013 - 12:35 pm | View Link
Richmond Marina Bay businesses struggling to survive as underpass project dampens business The $30 million Bradley Moody underpass linking Richmond with its growing shoreline district was billed as key to pumping life into the area and bypassing long cargo trains, but area merchants say the yearlong project has dampened business so drastically, they may not be around to reap the benefits. 11/29/2013 - 6:58 am | View Link
Video game sales show signs of life, jump 10% in October Thanks to a few huge fall releases, video game sales managed to improve year-over-year once again in October, according to the latest numbers sent to us by the NDP Group. This makes for the third month of positive growth for the industry, an ... 11/15/2013 - 3:33 pm | View Link
Video game sales show signs of life, jump 10% in October Thanks to a few huge fall releases, video game sales managed to improve year-over-year once again in October, according to the latest numbers sent to us by the NDP Group. This makes for the third month of positive growth for the industry, an estimated $1.3 ... 11/15/2013 - 1:58 pm | View Link
No signs of life from Lake Vostok – so far Nothing to see here – at least not yet. Lake Vostok, the vast body of water hidden beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, has so far shown no signs of life. Isolated from the rest of the planet for 14 million years, Lake Vostok might be the only body of water ... 10/22/2012 - 2:12 am | View Link
Microsoft were forced to make some come compromises to their original vision for Windows 8 come the recent update, reinstating the Start Button due to popular demand. Now, rumors suggest that the 8.2 update could take that one step further. Read more
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U. S. regulators are set on Tuesday to approve a rule to rein in risky trading by banks, a crucial part of their efforts to reform Wall Street and prevent another costly taxpayer bailout. The Volcker rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who championed the reform, prohibits banks from betting on financial markets with their own money, a practice known as proprietary trading.
HealthLoop founder Dr. Jordan Shlain at a health conference Health IT is a booming sector, but physicians are already becoming inundated and overwhelmed by the influx of new tools. And yet, in Silicon Valley, dozens of startups are building new technologies for doctors. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, presents a unique opportunity for health care entrepreneurs.
Via SquareVia SquareA side view of Square’s newest credit card reader dongle. Mobile payments startup Square rolled out a new version of its credit card reader today, which offers some notable improvements over the previous model. Square, which first teased the news yesterday via Twitter, debuted the new reader in a Vine video from Square user Blue Bottle Coffee earlier today.
Pretty SimpleCriminal Case by Pretty Simple wins Facebook's Game of the YearFacebook named 23 video games as its top titles of 2013, including hidden-object adventure game Criminal Case by Pretty Simple as Game of the Year 2013. Gaming is one of the most popular activities on Facebook — and one of the most profitable for companies doing business with gigantic social network.
Check out our new press release hub, powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop here. OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 9, 2013– Prairie Cloudware has recently completed a $1.65 million capital raise. The company is an Omaha-based early stage startup focused on building solutions that allow bank and credit union customers to make mobile payments in a safe and convenient manner.