By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After years of struggling, Gap is back in style.
Gap Inc., which owns the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic clothing chains, reported on Thursday a 43 percent increase in its fiscal first-quarter net income, as the company continues to reap
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending the day slightly lower after recouping a big loss early on.
U.S. markets fell immediately after the opening bell following a global slump prompted in part by an unexpectedly weak report on manufacturing in China.
Concern that the Federal Reserve might ease back on
NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the country's largest retailers, including Target Corp. and Macy's Inc., on Thursday filed a lawsuit against MasterCard and Visa, rejecting a settlement reached last year over alleged fee-fixing.
A larger group of 19 trade associations and retail companies originally
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.
Jurors sided with the real estate mogul-turned-TV showman in a weeklong civil trial focused on Jacqueline Goldberg's claim that Trump cheated her in a condo
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives are pledging to act to fix the nation's immigration system but making clear that they will not simply accept legislation passed by the Senate.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish lawmakers on Thursday began debating a bill that bans all alcohol advertising and tightens restrictions on sales of such beverages - a proposal the government insists is aimed at protecting the young from the ills of spirits but which
NEW YORK (AP) - Kerry Kennedy has joined farmworkers protesting outside Wendy's shareholder meeting in New York City.
The protesters said Thursday they want Wendy's to sign an agreement to safeguard working conditions for Florida tomato pickers.
Other fast-food chains including McDonald
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent firm in the business of advising big shareholders on how to vote in elections for company directors is paying a $300,000 fine to settle federal civil charges of failing to protect clients' confidential voting information.
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of commerce is facing scrutiny in the Senate for her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in the Bahamas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday