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Target Founder Douglas Dayton Dies

Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.

Extreme Shoppers Score $8,000 of Stuff for $1,300

How's this for holiday savings: Bringing home a haul of remote control cars, tablets, coats and boots worth $8,000 for just $1,300. That's what extreme couponer Joni Crothers and her "coupon-tourage" accomplished on a Black Friday shopping spree to fulfill the wish lists of 16 children in need.

The Global 500: No Borders, No Boundaries

Despite financial turmoil in Europe and disasters in Japan, the world's largest corporations had record profits and revenue in 2011. Where on Earth will the growth come from next?

Many Fortune 500 Firms Pay Less in Income Taxes Than You

It's widely known that millionaires and billionaires pay taxes at a lower rate than those of us who make much less. But did you know that Americans collectively pay far higher income tax rates than many U.S. companies with billions of dollars in profits?

10 U.S. Companies That Will Be Most Profitable in 2012

Each January, 24/7 Wall St. makes its predictions about which publicly traded U.S. companies it feels will have the highest profits in the year ahead. Read on, and find out which of the Fortune 500 will rake in the biggest fortunes.

Bad Holiday Sales Leads to Sears, Kmart Store Closings

Sears Holdings on Tuesday reported a sharp drop in holiday sales compared to a year ago, and said the results will force it to close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores. The company said the stores to be closed have yet to be identified.

In Corporate America, Still a Struggle for Female Execs

Study after study has demonstrated the income disparity between women and men. Not surprisingly, this gender discrimination carries all the way into America's boardrooms and corporate suites, where women continue to be underrepresented. To get a clearer understanding of the country's continuing glass ceiling, 24/7 Wall St. took a hard look at the gender makeup of America's 10 most valuable companies.

Walmart Is How Big? Think of It Like This ...

This year, for the seventh time in the past decade, Walmart is No. 1 on the Fortune 500. But how big is it? The numbers listed for largest American company are too immense to grasp in the abstract, so we've found some comparisons to put them on a more comprehensible human scale.

Fortune 500's Top 10 Losers: Down Billions, but Still Huge

Holding a spot on the Fortune 500 list puts a business in august company, but that isn't always synonymous with being successful. Each year, some companies manage to stay on the list despite experiencing profound problems, and losing billions of dollars for their stakeholders.

America's Best Cities for Telecommuters

With high-speed Internet access becoming ubiquitous, today's telecommuters can live almost anywhere. DailyFinance has gone hunting for the cities that offer the best combination of urban goodies, charm, culture and recreation, at prices that New Yorkers and Angelenos would envy.