Here's a quick look at a few of the headlines making news this afternoon.
Changes at Staples
"We are building on the strengths that are the foundation of our success by focusing on five key priorities: accelerate growth in our online businesses; fully integrate retail and online; improve retail store productivity; restructure our International Operations; and return cash to stakeholders," said CEO Ron Sargent in a press release.
Gloom lifts a bit for consumers
Consumer confidence improved in September as people were more positive about things such as employment and the economy, The Conference Board reported today. Here are a few tidbits from the latest monthly report:
- Those stating jobs are "plentiful" rose to 8.3% from 7.2%.
- Those claiming jobs are "hard to get" edged down to 39.9% from 40.6%.
- Those claiming business conditions are "good" edged up to 15.5% from 15.3%.
- Those saying business conditions are "bad" declined to 33.3% from 34.3%.
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