NEW YORK (AP) - THE RESULTS: Target reported third-quarter adjusted earnings of 90 cents per share. Revenue rose 3 percent to $16.6 billion. Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 78 cents per share on revenue of $16.91 billion.
HOLIDAY FORECAST: Target said Thursday that it expects fourth-
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Morocco has made progress in reducing the number of girls working as domestic servants but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday.
Tens of thousands of girls under the age of 15 are still working as domestic servants
By The Associated Press
Stock indexes are logging tiny gains in early trading after two giant U.S. retailers turned in mixed earnings reports.
Wal-Mart's stock fell sharply, giving up 4 percent after the retailer gave investors a profit forecast that was weaker than they were expecting.
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. is hoping a leadership shake-up for its U.S. business can help it warm up sales and fight off intensifying competition.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said Thursday that Jan Fields, president of McDonald's
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rising food costs and higher rents offset a drop in gas prices last month, leaving consumer inflation all but flat in October.
The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in October, the Labor Department said
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target Corp. is optimistic heading into the critical holiday shopping season after a strong third quarter.
The holiday shopping season can make up 40 percent of a retailer's annual revenue - and Target expects this year to be "highly competitive and promotional," said Kathryn
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The 17-country group that uses the euro as its currency is back in recession.
Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, says Thursday the eurozone economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the July to September period from the quarter before. Here's a look at the growth
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - France's prime minister assured Germany on Thursday that his country is committed to getting its debt under control, amid concerns that the second-largest economy in the eurozone is weakening.
During his first visit to Berlin since taking
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece has raised a further €937.5 million ($1.2 billion) from new bids for treasury bills issued this week, bringing the total to just under €5 billion - enough to avoid bankruptcy on Friday, when it has to make a debt repayment.
To afford the repayment, Greece auctioned four
By VANESSA GERAAssociated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's national airline LOT welcomed its first Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" into its fleet Thursday, becoming the first European carrier to get the U.S. aircraft maker's newest plane.
The plane has been hailed for a state-of-the art