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  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's new cellphone seeks to offer shoppers instant gratification by recognizing thousands of products, television shows and songs and allowing users to immediately buy them- on the e-commerce giant's own site, of course.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday equipped with a 3 D-capable screen and the ability to recognize objects, music and TV shows, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a $200 smartphone called "Fire" on Wednesday, equipped with a 3 D-capable screen and an ability to recognize music and TV shows, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

  • Amazon's Fire smartphone comes with 3D display features Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's "Fire" smartphone comes equipped with a 3 D-capable screen as widely expected, a feature intended to differentiate the latest entrant to the crowded mobile device market.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's newest mobile device, a smartphone that may sport a 3 D screen, is the retailer's latest attempt to exert its influence over the way consumers shop online. Analysts said Amazon has more opportunities outside the United States. "As the world shifts toward mobile, how do you make sure Amazon is front and center?"

  • June 17- AT&T Inc will exclusively carry Amazon.com Inc's long-rumored smartphone that is expected to be launched on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

  • June 17- AT&T Inc will exclusively carry Amazon.com Inc's long-rumored smartphone that is expected to be launched on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

  • NEW YORK/ TOULOUSE, June 12- Europe's Airbus mounted a transatlantic charm offensive on Thursday to boost sales of the world's biggest jetliner, the A380, and shine the spotlight on its brand-new A350- a day after its shares were hit by a record order cancellation.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • Where to experience World Cup fever in the US Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Fans celebrating team USA win in a FIFA qualifying match in Miami.

    No need to travel to Brazil to get in on the 2014 FIFA World Cup action.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99- a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music.

  • June 11- A trade group sued the city of Seattle on Wednesday, seeking to block a sharp hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years on the grounds that it unfairly favors small businesses over larger employers and franchises.

  • Danger: Hidden allergens lurk in many foods Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Isabelle Thomelin, 8, having dinner at her home in Seattle, May 15, 2014.

    Many foods that U.S. consumers often buy may have undeclared allergens that accidentally get into foods because of manufacturing errors. NBC News reports.

  • OSLO, June 8- He is the self-made man who changed the way business was done in Norway, and from this week, Kjell Inge Roekke, a flamboyant billionaire with an explosive temper and a taste for the supersized, can also call himself an oil baron.

  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at a new record on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- For the first time in six years, the share of people who either have a job or are looking for one is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, a sign one of the deepest scars of the economic crisis could be healing.

  • Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk with June 18 event Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Amazon.com Inc revived speculation about its next major product on Wednesday, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease a June 18 "launch event" in Seattle to be hosted by CEO Jeff Bezos.

  • Seattle's $15/hr. minimum wage     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Lynn Thompson, Seattle Times City Hall reporter, discusses the complications businesses in Seattle will see after passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.