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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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$50 Million Gets You Seattle’s Top Marijuana Retail Stores

The top two retail marijuana chains in Seattle have joined forces and put their six retail outlets on the market for $50 million. Depending on whether you see marijuana legalization flourishing ...
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GM Set to Announce $1 Billion US Investment, Creation of 1,000 Jobs

According to a report at The Wall Street Journal, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will announce Tuesday a plan to invest at least $1 billion in new investments in the U.S. ...
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How Nike, Under Armour and Lululemon Can Recover for Investors in 2017

In 2015 it seemed as though nothing could go wrong in the sportswear and athleisure sub-sector in apparel. Then came 2016 and something hit the proverbial fan. Investors in Nike ...
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Is Cold Weather Good News or Bad for Retail?

A blast of cold Arctic air swept across much of the northern part of the country last week, and an even colder shot is due in the next few days. ...
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Cold Weather Could Undermine Holiday Sales

The measure of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2014 was wrecked by bad weather, according to many experts, even the White House. An extended period of ...
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Amazon Memory Chip Scam May Destroy Consumer Data, Photos

Despite a reported effort to fight counterfeit products on its vast retail site, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to be slow to respond to reports of counterfeit items listed for ...
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