When politicians start a campaign one of the first questions they ask is how they can appeal to the base. Mainstream candidates lock into the usual suspects for rally turnout and fund-raising. 216 more words
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Here’s a bit of cheery news about a venerable American retailer: JCPenney’s comparable store sales as calculated so far for the first quarter were up 6% over last year. 216 more words
In terms of e-mail snafus, J.C. Penney could do worse.
After a senior executive this week inadvertently sent an e-mail to a securities analyst that contained non-public information regarding the company’s sales results, the department store chain on Tuesday had to put out a regulatory filing saying comparable sales were up 6% so far this quarter, which started in early February, suggesting the retailer did great business over Easter and has seen a strong start to the spring season. 185 more words
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to 13 retailers, including Gap and Target , questioning them about “on-call shifts,” a staffing practice under which workers find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to go in to work. 319 more words