PLEASANTON (AP) - Ross Stores' August revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 8 percent as shoppers looked for back-to-school bargains. The performance topped analysts' estimates. According to a Thomson Reuters poll, analysts expected a 5.8 percent rise. This figure is a key indicator of a retailer's health because it excludes results from stores recently opened ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is offering a new way for advertisers to deliver their marketing pitches to the people who are most likely to buy their products and services. The targeting tool introduced Thursday allows ads to be sorted into different categories of interest. Once an ad has been tagged under a specific topic, such as "dogs" or "animation," it could ...
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Walgreen Co. said Thursday it will launch its first ever customer rewards program in September. The largest U.S. drugstore chain said its Balance Rewards program will allow shoppers to gain points at both Walgreen and Duane Reade stores and for online purchases. They can earn 500 points for prescriptions in some states and also get points for "healthy ...
LINKEDIN PLANS TO EXPAND TO SUNNYVALE: SUNNYVALE (AP) - Professional networking website LinkedIn plans to expand its California operation to a new campus in Sunnyvale.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is upbeat about 2014, saying it will be a year of "recovery and expansion." The technology bellwether on Wednesday projected earnings for the fiscal year starting in November that exceeded analysts' forecasts and predicted "stabilizing revenue declines." HP's stock rose 8.9 percent to close at $22.60. The shares have gained about 59 percent this year. HP has been trying to ease the pain of a declining PC market by cutting ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, has sold all of its short-term U.S. government debt - the latest sign that investors are increasingly nervous about the possibility of a government default.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed, taking over at a pivotal time for the economy and the banking industry.
DALLAS (AP) - Need that one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer and have $1.9 million burning a hole in your pocket? Design your own diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's free email service is becoming a bit more like Google's Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.