Making a 'Doorbuster': the $5 Toaster

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Before the lights had dimmed on Black Friday last year, executives at Kohl’s were already at work on the deal they would use to pull shoppers into their stores this time around: a $5 toaster.

Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power-Plant Emissions

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Should Crowdfunding Sites Vet Projects?

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Should Kickstarter and Indiegogo take a more active role in checking out projects on their sites before allowing the public to contribute money that may never be returned?

Amazon Drones? Not So Fast

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Planned federal rules would likely preclude delivery drones being developed by Amazon and Google, and make some other potential drone uses too expensive for small businesses, industry proponents said.

Tough Choices for United Technologies

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New Chief Executive Greg Hayes is taking charge amid slowing Chinese real-estate markets, difficulties in Europe and narrowing margins.

Spreading Black Friday Fever to China's Shoppers

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China doesn’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, but American retailers are hoping to convert a generation of consumers in the world’s most populous country into year-end binge buyers anyway.

Steinhoff to Buy Pepkor for $5.7 Billion

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Furniture retailer Steinhoff International said it is buying a 92.34% stake in fellow South African retailer Pepkor for $5.7 billion.

The Boss Makes How Much More Than You?

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Companies prepare for a federal rule that will make them disclose how much more the top boss makes than the rank-and-file worker.

PG&E Hires New Security Firm

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PG&E hired a new security company this month to protect a substation that serves Silicon Valley in the wake of security breaches that have cost the utility millions of dollars and raised concerns about the security of the nation’s electric grid.

Wal-Mart Top Merchant Leaves

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Wal-Mart’s chief merchandising officer is leaving the retailer just days before the annual Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday.

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