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Amazon Has More Than 200 Dash Buttons — and Counting

In March of 2015, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced its first Dash buttons and other products that fall under the general heading of the Internet of Things (IoT). Since then, ...
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Best Buy Pushes Toy Sales as Holidays Approach

For some, it's never too early to think about holiday gift shopping. Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), for example, has begun promoting holiday toys and it looks like the ...
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Are Retail Sales Really Making a Recovery?

It appears that retail sales in September showed a bit of a comeback after a disappointing August. This may fly in the face of the retail sales we have seen from some ...
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September Retail Sales Meet Estimates, Resume Climb

U.S. consumer spending bounced back in September from a slight dip in August. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that some retail businesses have posted solid year-over-year gains, led by ...
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How Wal-Mart Is Taking Back From the Dollar Stores

The rise in the dollar store theme was supposed to be secular. As consumers have been looking for any and every way to save money, dollar stores started pursuing a ...
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Shopping by Smartphone: Is It Really a Thing?

Total digital media usage time rose by 62% between June 2013 and June 2016, driven mostly by mobile apps and, to a lesser extent, by the mobile web. App usage ...
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Costco, GM Kick Off Holiday Auto Sales Special

Last Saturday, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) announced that it will offer 29 different General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) cars during what is now an annual holiday sales event. Last ...
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10 Benefits From Amazon Prime That People Don’t Know

When Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) introduced its Amazon Prime service, the focus was on two-day free shipping for an annual fee of $79. The fee has risen to $99, but ...
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Is New Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Stealing Some of Apple’s Thunder?

While it is true that Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new iPhone and Apple Watch announcements didn't do much for the company's stock price, the new devices do offer some pretty ...
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Can SuperValu Shed Sav-A-Lot Quickly Enough to Save Itself?

Some of the August enthusiasm for SuperValu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) has burned off recently, and the company's announcement Thursday morning of a wider-than-expected loss has thrown gasoline on the flames. ...
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Why Did Amazon Drop the Fire TV Stick to $34.99?

It's the Labor Day holiday weekend and that means that retailers have rolled out hundreds of promotions and sales to attract customers who have settled in for a 3-day stretch ...
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How a Korean Shipping Line Bankruptcy Could Spoil Christmas

South Korea's Hanjin Shipping was, until Wednesday, the country's largest sea container shipping firm and the seventh biggest in the world. That's when a Korean court accepted Hanjin Shipping's receivership ...
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2 Huge Thumbs-Up for Walgreens Boots Alliance, With Rite Aid Hanging in the Balance

It is not that often that one company gets two huge thumbs-up from analysts in the same week when there is not an earnings report. That is the case for ...
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Wal-Mart Sues Texas Over Liquor Sales

In Texas, water and oil are not the only things worth fighting over. So is whiskey. In February of 2015, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) sued the state of Texas ...
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Producer Prices and Retail Sales Show Disappointing Inflation Trends

Wishing for higher inflation sometimes just feels odd. You have to have higher prices in the future to help with growth, but it means we all have to pay more ...
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