Business

Business Bebe discloses data breach
Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company to disclose a data breach.
Business U.S. unemployment aid applications fall below 300,000 U.S. unemployment aid applications fall below 300,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months.
Business LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot
Whether it's "lumberjack chic" or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging - so much so that some customers will have to wait until February to get their holiday purchases.
Business Sears quarterly loss widens as retailer reshapes itself Sears quarterly loss widens as retailer reshapes itself
Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers - closing stores, selling assets and slashing inventory - mean it still has enough cash available to run its business.
Business British drugmaker cutting hundreds of U.S. jobs British drugmaker cutting hundreds of U.S. jobs
Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.
Business Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal
Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.
Business Obama tells CEOs he wants to work on wage growth Obama tells CEOs he wants to work on wage growth
Citing 60-year high corporate profits, President Barack Obama told CEOs Wednesday he wants to engage them on "some tricky questions" about how to overcome stagnant wages in the face of business successes and a rising stock market.
Business Survey: U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs last month Survey: U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs last month
U.S. businesses hired at a solid pace last month, according to a private survey, a signal that Friday's November jobs report from the government will likely also show strength.