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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
October 28, 2013
Penney's again says sales trends are improving
NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co. Inc. told investors for the third time in less than five weeks that sales trends are improving and reaffirmed its forecast calling for positive comparable-store sales results coming out of the third quarter. The comments by Penney CEO Myron...
October 28, 2013 - 11:45am
October 17, 2013
EBay holiday quarter outlook disappoints on U.S. weakness
(Reuters) - EBay Inc on Wednesday gave a disappointing holiday forecast, saying the U.S. economic environment, including consumer confidence, had deteriorated in part because of the shutdown of the U.S. government.
October 17, 2013 - 7:17am
October 10, 2013
U.S. retailers' September sales rise modestly, shoppers wary
NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers remained cautious in September, gravitating toward bargains as their confidence took a hit from political strife in Washington and slow job growth, just weeks ahead of the start of the holiday season.
October 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
October 3, 2013
Retail group expects slightly brighter holiday season sales
(Reuters) - U.S. retail sales should rise 3.9 percent this holiday season, outpacing last year's gains, though economic concerns may impact shoppers'...
October 3, 2013 - 7:03am
August 26, 2013
Analysis: Spending on cars, homes threatens apparel sales as holidays approach
(Reuters) - Even with consumer confidence at a six-year high, retailers ranging from Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)...
August 26, 2013 - 8:01am
July 15, 2013
Modest rise in retail sales offers cautionary note
By Lucia Mutikani Reuters Media WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that could argue against the Federal Reserve's plan to start trimming its monetary stimulus later this year. While other...
July 15, 2013 - 11:14am
May 28, 2013
Wal-Mart pleads guilty for Calif. hazardous waste
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81 million after pleading guilty to criminal charges the company dumped hazardous waste across California, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
May 28, 2013 - 3:28pm
May 16, 2013
Wal-Mart's 1Q profit, sales disappoint
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a slim 1.1 percent increase in first-quarter profit as the world's largest retailer struggled with a sales slump in its namesake business.
May 16, 2013 - 6:28am
May 13, 2013
U.S. retail sales rise in April on cars, clothing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers may help boost economic growth again this spring. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated...
May 13, 2013 - 8:31am
April 25, 2013
Internet sales tax embraced by no-tax Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You don't see this very often: a majority of Senate Republicans voting to make people who buy stuff on the Internet pay state...
April 25, 2013 - 11:25am
April 11, 2013
Cold March keeps shoppers' spending tepid
NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for new spring shorts and T-shirts. As cold weather lingered across most of the country, Americans shopped modestly in March. By MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for new spring shorts and T-shirts. As cold weather lingered across most...
April 11, 2013 - 1:14pm
April 9, 2013
JC Penney looks to old CEO to secure its future
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is hoping its former CEO can revive the retailer after a risky turnaround strategy backfired and led to massive losses and steep sales declines. By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is hoping its former CEO can revive the...
April 9, 2013 - 10:13am
April 5, 2013
J.C. Penney hones in on home furnishings
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is honing in on its home department as part of a bigger plan to turn its stores into mini-malls of sorts. By ANNE...
April 5, 2013 - 6:00am
April 4, 2013
Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically...
April 4, 2013 - 2:39pm
Best Buy stores to feature Samsung kiosks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Best Buy jumped on Thursday after it announced plans to create store-within-store kiosks for Samsung products - a vote of confidence from a major consumer electronics retailer that the brick-and-mortar format is still an important way to sell products. Best...
April 4, 2013 - 12:52pm