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eBay <I>du Monde</I>: Online-Auction Giant Makes Bid for French Site

The Wall Street Journal reports 'advanced negotiations' for iBazar.

European Midday Update: FTSE Edges Higher; Continent Mixed

Media and telecom stocks move higher; Ericsson falls on forecasts of higher losses in handset division.

European Midday Update: Wall Street Fall Dampens Europe's Mood

Nervous trading in many tech and wireless stocks keeps lid on market.

European Closing Update: Markets Trend Lower

Weakness in wireless stocks mostly to blame.

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Gap Stock Plummets On Wider Q1 Loss, Grim Profit Outlook As Shoppers Shun Casual Apparel

"Supply chain challenges and persistent delays significantly limited the brand's responsive abilities" to changing consumer trends, CEO Sonia Syngal told investors Thursday.

Big Lots Stock Crumbles After Surprise Q1 Loss As Inflation, Gas Price Surge Bites Spending

"We believe the slowdown was caused by the spending pressure our consumers felt from higher gas prices and broader inflation," said CEO Bruce Thorn.

Costco Beats Q3 Sales Forecast, Membership Revenues Near $1 Billion

Costco took in $984 million in new membership fee in its fiscal third quarter, helping the bulk retailer top Street forecasts for topline revenues.