Stories From Around The Web

Quick News From Around The Web

> Sears Swings to 1st-Quarter Loss After Year-Ago Asset Sales Gains. Story

> New York & Co. Delivers 1st-Quarter Profit on Tax Benefit, Lower Costs. Story

> Aeropostale Suffers 1st-Quarter Loss On Lower Sales. Story

> Rue21 Agrees to Be Acquired by Apax in $1.1 Billion Deal. Story

> Advance Auto Parts 1st-Quarter Net Falls 8.8 Percent on Weaker Same-Store Sales. Story

> Williams-Sonoma 1st-Quarter Profit Rises 28 Percent, Lifts Year View. Story

> Dollar Tree 1st-Quarter Net Up 15 Percent; Raises Year View. Story

> Finish Line Joint Venture Buys Six Specialty Running Stores. Story

> Children's Place 1st-Quarter Net Falls 22 Percent; Raises Year View. Story

> GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform. Story

> Gap Posts Big Jump in Fiscal 1st-Quarter Earnings. Story

> Ralph Lauren's 4Q Profit Rises 35 Pct, But Posts Sales Shortfall. Story

And finally … An impressively brazen theft at a convenience store. Thieves say they want to buy the store, give owner a check. Thieves then mark everything (gas, too) way down, take the money and run. Owner discovers check is no good. Oops. Story