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Best Buy Shares Outperform Amazon’s

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) was the primary whipping boy for Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) success as the destroyer of bricks-and-mortar retailers. It would be hard to support that argument today. Best Buy's ...
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4 Tech Stocks Dominate UBS E-Commerce Theme List

The number of people who have never bought something on the Internet is quickly dwindling. The speed, ease and, most importantly, the safety of purchases online have transformed retail commerce ...
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More Retailers Step Toward Free Shipping

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) dropped the amount of the total from a single customer in a single purchase that triggers free shipping from $50 to $25. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) already offers ...
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The Most Dominant Stocks in 2015 Taking Nasdaq to 5,000 and Beyond

Investors have all-time highs to cheer for the S&P 500 Index and in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but not yet in the Nasdaq. After a nine-day rally, Nasdaq stocks as ...
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Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

In a move that is surely designed to attract more shoppers to its online and mobile offerings, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced Monday morning that beginning immediately all orders valued ...
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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go Online

The Girls Scouts have been dragged online, like so many other businesses and institutions have been, surrendering to the overwhelming effects of the digital age. It is too early to ...
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Is Pinterest Worth $11 Billion?

Pinterest is in talks with investors to raise $500 million in a round of funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. The social media scrapbooker was previously valued at $5 ...
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Customer Satisfaction Lowest at Wal-Mart, Highest at Nordstrom and Amazon

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for retail stores and websites was published on Wednesday, and the surprising thing is how thoroughly Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is disliked. Excepting ...
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Why Analysts Are Not Pumped About Box

Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX) just ended the quiet period following its initial public offering (IPO), and analysts have begun to weigh in on this company. Analysts do not seem as positive ...
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FAA Rains on Amazon’s Parade

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Sunday released its proposed regulation framework for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly called drones. If the proposed rules are adopted, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ...
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Is Target Still Misunderstood by Investors?

E-commerce is becoming ever more prevalent. Companies that cannot keep up with this trend or are perceived to have weak e-commerce departments are expected to fall to the wayside. Target ...
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Samsung Adds U.S. Smartphone Market Share in December

For the three-month period ending in December, Samsung Electronics gained 0.7% in the U.S. smartphone market for a total market share of 29.7%. The Korean electronics giant still trails Apple ...
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Would Regulators Allow a Combined Staples and Office Depot?

It seems that the rumors circulating around a Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) merger are not unfounded. The Wall Street Journal reported early Tuesday morning ...
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NYSE Suspends RadioShack Trading, Who Will Buy Its Locations?

As bond holders and investment bankers pick over the bones of RadioShack, the company has received one last insult. The decades-old retailer, once on the foundations of consumer electronics retail, ...
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Did Amazon Really Deserve Analyst Downgrade to Sell After Great Earnings? Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) managed to show that the company can start caring about earnings and operating margin again. The levels of profitability and margin may be extremely low compared ...
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