The U.S. Consumer Price Index jumped 0.4% in May, the largest increase in two years.
IT capital spending is projected to remain flat in 2015, but IT operational budgets will increase.
The company estimates roughly $300 million in annualized sales losses associated with the store closures.
Among S&P 500 sectors, only the materials and financials sectors expect to spend more in 2015 than they did last year.
Judged according to the cost of their finance functions, some companies may be wasting millions of revenue dollars on inefficient processes.
Republicans are unlikely to follow up the blueprint's aggressive cuts to nondefense programs with actual legislation.
GM hopes the investment will allay United Auto Workers concerns about the company's investment in Mexico.
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But they worry lawmakers won't take into account the impact on small businesses when considering changes to the tax code.
By demanding share buybacks and dividends, which are paid out of cash reserves, activists threaten debt repayments.