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As DAPL camp cleared, protesters plot resistance to other pipelines
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
Democrats to elect new party leader Saturday
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Phone scam reported in Stearns County
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
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'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
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Keith L. Kendall
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Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
December 16, 2013
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
December 12, 2013
Retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose solidly in November as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, adding to signs...
December 12, 2013 - 8:01am
December 2, 2013
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earlier than usual online holiday discounts are expected to dampen today's Cyber Monday sales in the United States.
December 2, 2013 - 12:30pm
Holiday weekend sales dip on discounts; e-commerce jumps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
December 2, 2013 - 7:24am
November 20, 2013
J.C. Penney sees holiday quarter comparable sales improving
(Reuters) - Struggling retailer J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Wednesday said it was encouraged by business so far in November and forecast higher comparable store sales in the current holiday quarter.
November 20, 2013 - 10:59am
Retail sales beat forecasts, point to firming growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales excluding automobiles,...
November 20, 2013 - 7:40am
Lowe's raised forecast falls short of analysts' estimates
(Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc's (LOW.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) quarterly profit slightly missed Wall Street estimates, and the No. 2 home improvement chain did not raise its fiscal-year outlook as much as analysts had hoped, sending its shares lower.
November 20, 2013 - 7:14am
November 19, 2013
Home Depot raises outlook again after strong quarter
By Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) - A recovery in the U.S. housing market helped Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) top profit and sales estimates for the third quarter, prompting the No. 1 home improvement chain to raise its fiscal-year outlook for the third...
November 19, 2013 - 7:34am
Best Buy warns promotions could hurt holiday quarter margins
(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) warned of an increasingly promotional environment heading into the holidays and promised to be competitive on price in the biggest selling season of the year, raising concerns about margins in the fourth qu...
November 19, 2013 - 7:14am
November 14, 2013
Wal-Mart U.S. quarterly comparable sales slip
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by an unexpected decline in U.S. comparable sales and what the company called a competitive retail environment. The world's largest retailer said comparable sales at its U.S. stores,...
November 14, 2013 - 7:36am
November 11, 2013
Analysis: U.S. retailers tread tight path in shortened holiday race
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailers have little room for error in the fast-approaching and shortened holiday shopping season, a period that typically...
November 11, 2013 - 9:05am
November 7, 2013
U.S. retailers' October sales rise, but holiday concerns remain
(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc were among the major U.S. retailers to report same-store sales gains for October, but the outlook remained downbeat heading into the holiday season.
November 7, 2013 - 8:04am
October 29, 2013
U.S. consumer spending measure rises, but auto sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter.
October 29, 2013 - 10:56am
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