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55% of Holiday Shoppers Will Check Amazon First for Best Price

Holiday shoppers have become so used to low prices that it almost seems as if that's really just the price retailers have to pay for a seat at the table. ...
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October Retail Sales Up on Strong Car Sales

U.S. consumer spending increased by 0.2% year over year in October and by 4.6% above a revised September increase of 1.9% (up from 1.6%). The U.S. Census Bureau released its ...
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Holiday Shoppers at the Starting Gate: More Than Half Set to Shop Before November 1

It may be the season of the witch, but for many consumers, it is the start of the holiday shopping. Nearly half of consumers plan to begin holiday shopping before ...
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August Retail Sales Sink on Weak Auto Sales

U.S. consumer spending dipped by 0.21% in August, the largest drop of any month so far this year, according to Friday morning's report from the U.S. Census Bureau on estimated ...
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Alibaba Executives Announce Plan to Sell Up to 21.5 Million Shares

In a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma and Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai announced ...
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Can Walmart Beat Amazon as an Advertising Platform?

One often-cited reason for the rash of e-commerce acquisitions by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is that sites like Jet.com, Bonobos, Hayneedle, Moosejaw and Modcloth give the retail giant a ...
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Amazon: The Devil You Know and the Devil You Don’t

The well-established disruption Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has caused in the brick-and-mortar retail business is spreading. And the fear of Amazon is spreading in sectors as varied as real estate ...
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What Macy’s and Snap Have in Common

One of the nation's oldest and most famous retailers and one of tech's most recent IPOs have something in common. Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) and Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) have been ...
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Will Under Armour Restructuring Raise Investors’ Spirits?

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) reported second-quarter 2017 results before markets opened Tuesday. The sports gear maker reported a diluted loss per Class A and Class B share of $0.03 ...
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Amazon Gets Patent for Snooping Drone

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this week approved U.S. patent number 9,714,089 for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The patent is called "Trigger agents in video streams from homes" ...
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Amazon Web Services Delivers Again as Parent Falters

Wall Street was disappointed by the latest earnings from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). As has been the case over and over again, investors believe the company spends too much money ...
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Knife Maker Sues eBay Over Trademark Infringement

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has gotten in hot water in the past for failing to stop the sale of counterfeit products that infringe on legal patents or trademarks. Last week ...
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FTC Reviewing Amazon Pricing Policy Following Watchdog Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that online retailer Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) misleads customers about its prices and discounts. The FTC action comes as part of a review of ...
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Back-to-School Spending to Top $83 Billion, Says Retail Group

Buoyed by a strong job market and a stable economy, consumers are forecast to spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school and back-to-college items, an increase of more than 10% from last ...
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Shopping by Photos: Amazon Launches Spark

After a few months of quietly testing its latest plan to take over the world, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)  rolled out its latest social media feature -- Spark, a shopping ...
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