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Amazon Taking Preorders for Built-In Fire TV

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has offered a Fire TV set-top box for about three years, and now the company is adding the capabilities of the box to three ...
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What Moms Want for Mother’s Day and What Amazon Is Selling

Somewhere between 60% and nearly 90% of Americans plan to celebrate Mother's Day (Sunday, May 14, in case you forgot) by presenting their mothers with a gift. But what does ...
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Best Buy Up 50% in Last Year to All-Time High

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) traded at an all-time high Wednesday morning, and the company's stock has gained slightly more than 50% over the past 12 ...
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Analyst Opines Amazon Could Be Worth More Than Microsoft

At the closing bell on Thursday, the market cap for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was $422.1 billion and the company was the fourth-largest U.S.-listed firm. The third-largest company by market ...
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Bed Bath & Beyond Still Carries Ivanka Trump Merchandise

Late last week, press stories claimed that Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was the latest retailer to dump the Ivanka Trump line of merchandise. The company's management took to Facebook ...
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Did Amazon Get a Good Deal for Souq.com?

When word leaked out last week that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) would purchase Middle Eastern e-commerce firm Souq.com for less than $1 billion, the Reuters report referred to the deal ...
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Amazon’s Alexa Adds Voice Shopping for Prime Now

The whole point of all the gizmos, gadgets and freebies doled out by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is to make it so easy for consumers to buy from Amazon that ...
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5 Things You Can Do With Virtual Reality

Most people expect big things from the market for virtual reality (VR) gear. After all, when Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) paid $2 billion for Oculus Rift in 2014, that pretty ...
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25 Lowest Paying Jobs in America

The U.S. economy has recovered considerably since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, with unemployment down substantially from its recession peak of nearly 10%. New minimum wage laws in some U.S. states, ...
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Why Amazon Is Opening More Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

The company often credited with fundamentally disrupting the book-selling business is taking a step back in time. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is planning to open its 10th brick-and-mortar bookstore later ...
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Warren Buffett Confesses Why He Sold His Wal-Mart Shares

When Warren Buffet speaks, people tend to listen. Having been the world's wealthiest man and being considered the greatest investor of modern times tends to come with at least some ...
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Holiday Season E-Commerce Spending Hits $109 Billion

Year over year, e-commerce spending rose 18% in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $109.26 billion from $92.51 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015. While online spending from desktop ...
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Is Amazon Eyeing a Move Into TV?

When Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) starts looking into entering a new business, the existing players had better pay close attention. The latest front appears to be the premium TV and ...
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How Dominant Is Amazon?

Investors are taking shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) down Friday morning after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings after markets closed on Thursday. The e-commerce giant beat earnings per share estimates, ...
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Why Amazon Earnings May Be Better Than They Look

When Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported fourth-quarter 2016 results after markets closed on Thursday, the online retailer posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.54 and revenues of $43.7 billion. ...
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