Vicki M. Young

Articles by Vicki M. Young
CONFIDENCE JUMPS ON LOWER FUEL COSTS 
NEW YORK - Lower gas prices helped boost September's Consumer Confidence Index, which rose to 104.5, up from an adjusted 100.2 in August, and beating
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS ON THE RISE 
NEW YORK - U.S. consumers were unexpectedly optimistic in July as consumer confidence rose for a second straight month.The Conference Board's Consumer
INVESTMENT FIRMS EYE BJ'S AS NEXT ACQUISITION TARGET 
NATICK, Mass. - BJ's Wholesale Club here has become a target of leveraged buyout firms, as several heavy hitters within the investment and real estate
SEARS ACCELERATES KMART CONVERSION 
NEW YORK -- Sears, Roebuck & Co. said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it identified 25 of the 50 Kmart
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURGES IN DECEMBER 
NEW YORK -- Consumers are ending 2004 on a high note, breaking a four-month slide in the confidence index due to optimism about their income prospects.The
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FALLS AS JOB WOES LOOM 
NEW YORK -- Consumers aren't expecting a lot of good news over the next six months. A decline in October's Consumer Confidence Index to 92.8 from 96.7
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DECLINES AGAIN 
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence declined for the second straight month, but it's unclear whether the weakness stemmed from a lackluster employment picture
KMART IN TALKS FOR HEADQUARTERS MOVE 
NEW YORK -- Kmart Holding Corp. might be making a move closer to the New York metropolitan area, according to sources.Executives at the retailer have
KMART IN TALKS FOR HEADQUARTERS MOVE 
NEW YORK -- Kmart Holding Corp. might be making a move closer to the New York metropolitan area, according to sources.Executives at the retailer have
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DECLINES AGAIN 
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence declined for the second straight month, but it's unclear whether the weakness stemmed from a lackluster employment picture
INTERNATIONAL DIVISION DRIVES SALES AT WAL-MART 
SAN FRANCISCO -- The international segment is Wal-Mart Stores' newest and largest business, making up 19% of sales, said Joseph Fitzsimmons, senior vice
RULING PUTS DISPOSITION OF KMART PAYMENTS IN QUESTION 
NEW YORK -- Kmart may be out of bankruptcy, but it is still mired in intrigue.The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has determined that the
KMART SHARES RISE AS NET LOSS DECLINES 
NEW YORK -- Shares of Kmart Holding Corp. rose early last week after the discounter proved that it didn't have such a bad first quarter after all.The
FORMER KMART EXECS INDICTED 
DETROIT -- Two former Kmart vice presidents were indicted here last week for their alleged role in a $42 million accounting misstatement that contributed
WAL-MART SUED FOR UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores faces a lawsuit in New York state that accuses the company of unfair labor practices.Filed in a New York state court

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