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Hudson's Bay to invest in online retailing, warns on profit

Hudson's Bay to invest in online retailing, warns on profitCanadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co , which bought U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc last year, forecast weaker-than-expected 2014 earnings as it spends more to build up its online shopping sites. Hudson's Bay shares fell as much as 9 percent, making the stock one of the biggest losers on the Toronto Stock Exchange as the company also reported a steep fall in fourth-quarter profit. The company said it expects adjusted earnings

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Global tech-driven market sell-off persists

Global tech-driven market sell-off persistsLONDON (AP) — The Nasdaq-inspired sell-off dragged across global markets on Tuesday despite a modest rebound on Wall Street ahead of the start of the quarterly corporate earnings season.

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Workers occupy Paris opera in protest

PARIS (AP) — Union members have occupied Paris' Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers.... Read more...

Key senator pledges to defend 1920 law on domestic shipping industry

Key senator pledges to defend 1920 law on domestic shipping industryBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should strengthen a century-old law designed to protect the domestic shipping industry, rather than relax it under pressure from the energy industry, the chair of the Senate Energy Committee said on Tuesday. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, said defending the law is one of her top

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Avengers assembled: understanding Marvel's movie universe

Avengers assembled: understanding Marvel's movie universeIs that a bird? A plane? Oh wait, yeah, that’s just a bird. I thought it might be Sad-Man, but he still hasn’t gotten out of bed. Perhaps today he’ll finally fight some crime! Oh, it appears he’s now putting on an Elliot Smith song and also watching 'Requiem for a Dream' at the same time. Perhaps when it’s over he’ll get to work saving humanity. Nope, he just starting crying again and while shouting expletives about some girl named Jess

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Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down UnderSYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.

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