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Business events scheduled for the coming week

...policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.MADRID - Spanish clothes retailer Inditex, owner of the Zara store chain, presents earnings for the first half of 2015.THURSDAY, Sept. 17WASHINGTON - Labor Department releases weekly jobless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-11/business-events-scheduled-
Target boosts annual profit outlook as sales rise

...other merchandise are resonating with shoppers.The rosier forecast, delivered Wednesday, comes as the discount-store chain more than tripled its net income in the second quarter.Target's shares rose more than 4 percent in pre-market...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-19/target-boosts-annual-profi
J.C. Penney sees improved second quarter

PLANO, Texas - J.C. Penney's turnaround is gaining traction.The department store chain said Friday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter on better than expected sales, fueled by men's clothing, fine jewelry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-14/jc-penney-sees-improved-se
US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants

...merchandise like clothing. And when they're at stores, shoppers are increasingly fixated on finding bargains.Department store chains Macy's and Kohl's both reported shortfalls in profits and sales for the May-July quarter. That doesn't bode...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/us-retail-sales-rose-july-
Consultant: Restaurants, apartments fuel for downtown Augusta growth

...need down here, we need Wade's firm recruiting in Savannah and Charleston, finding the one-, two- and three-store chains that exist in similar downtowns already. They're not intimidated by the risk of downtown Augusta. You don't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/consultant-restaurants-apa
Belk to sell itself and go private in $3B deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Department store chain Belk Inc. says it has agreed to sell itself to New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners and go private in a deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/belk-sell-itself-and-go-pr
Timberwolves president Flip Saunders diagnosed with cancer

...the start of a civil trial that will scrutinize the basketball star's market value and look at whether a grocery-store chain diluted that value by running a steak-coupon advertisement that invoked Jordan's name without permission.The trial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-08-11/timberwolves-president-flip-s
Macy's offers cautious annual profit outlook

...full-year profit outlook Tuesday as the department store chain reported sluggish sales for the holiday quarter.The department store chain, which also operates the upscale Bloomingdale's chain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/macys-offers-cautious-annu
Business news

...are integral to trans-Pacific trade.Belk department stores weigh saleCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte department store chain Belk is considering a possible sale.The company issued a statement Thursday saying it was considering all options...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-03/business-news
More commercial development planned off Grovetown I-20 exit

Three restaurants, a national grocery store chain, a hotel, medical offices and financial institutions are among "interested parties" to locate near the Gateway Center off Interstate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-05/more-commer