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UPS to Hire 50,000 Workers for the Holiday Rush

UPS (UPS) will hire 50,000 seasonal employees to work over the holiday season. The company is taking on temporary staff to work in positions including package sorters and driver helpers, CNNMoney reported. They will work through the company%u2019s busy season, which covers the holiday period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Borders Will Pop Up Temporary Shops for the Holidays

Borders, the nation's second-largest book retailer, is trying a new tactic to gain a much-needed sales boost heading into the end of year shopping season: It's opening 25 "pop-up" shops meant to last only for the holidays, the company announced Tuesday.

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Toys R Us plans to hire 45,000 temporary staff as it gears up for the holiday season. That%u2019s more staff than the company has hired in each of the last three holiday seasons and effectively doubles the company%u2019s domestic workforce, Toys R Us said in a statement.

A Hopeful Outlook for Retailers' Holiday Hiring

Two consecutive months of sales gains among the nation's retailers may provide just enough confidence to trigger increased seasonal hiring this year, says research firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Even so, prerecession hiring levels aren't likely.

Toys R Us brings back FAO Schwarz

It's not even October yet and it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least it was this week at the Toys R Us in Times Square when...

Toys R Us Plans a Pop-Up Store Holiday Blitz

Toys R Us is going all out for the holidays, opening over 600 new pop-up stores and hiring at least 10,000 people to expand its base for the biggest shopping season. Shoppers will also see more FAO Schwartz stores this year, as the company seeks to expand its exclusive brand.

Retailer Toys 'R' Us to Go Public Again

Toy retailer Toys "R" Us plans to go public again by raising as much as $800 million in an initial public offering. The retailer of toys and other products for infants and children says in a securities filing that it will use the proceeds from the offering to pay off some of its debt and for general corporate purposes. It did not say how many shares it will sell.

Toys R Us summer fun payment plan

If the recession isn't over for your household, the following may come as welcome news: Toys R Us is expanding its layaway program to include warm...

Private Equity Creates Big Returns, Big Controversy

Now that private equity is no longer producing monster returns, it's time to assess its value. By using debt, buyout shops have taken over struggling companies and enriched investors. But critics say the practice leads to more layoffs and the "flipping" of companies.

Walmart Launches a Price War in Video Games

It looks like Walmart is fixing to do for video games what it's already done for toys and books this season. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) announced it has cut the prices of popular video games like Halo 3: ODST; Rock Band: Beatles; and Left 4 Dead 2 by up to 20 percent.