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  • Cramer: No longer forgiving of Amazon     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses Amazon's wider-than-expected Q3 loss and the company's investment in new business products that have not been good.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday. But not only did it post a much larger loss than expected, Amazon also projected 7 to 18 percent revenue growth over the busiest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower. The company projected on Thursday net sales of between $27.3 billion and $30.3 billion for the holiday quarter, lagging the $30.89 billion...

  • FedEx predicts record holiday shipments for 2014 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A FedEx worker scans a pile of boxes at a FedEx sort facility.

    Package delivery company FedEx forecast a record holiday season, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15, 2014.

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The move is unusually early for a retailer— happening weeks before the official holiday season kickoff over the Thanksgiving weekend—...

  • Oct 20- Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multiyear deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement.

  • Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon& Schuster. Reportedly deadlocked with Hachette over how to share e-book revenues, Amazon has been slowing deliveries and removing pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette books,...

  • Oct 20- Amazon.com Inc signed a multi-year deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with on the price of e-books, Business Insider reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Online book retailer Amazon had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing. Amazon had been locked in a war...

  • Marc Andreessen to quit eBay board Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Oct 20- EBay Inc said venture capitalist Marc Andreessen would quit its board, after the online retailer announced last month that it was spinning off its electronic payment unit, PayPal. Andreessen, who has been on the company's board for six years, said "now is the right time to step down," eBay said in a statement on Monday. Andreessen has been involved in a public war...

  • Google's weakening ad revenue growth hides rising stars Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Google Inc's decelerating advertising business is masking the stellar growth of significant but little-noticed business components such as sales of digital music, software and mobile devices. On Thursday, Google reported weakening growth in ad volumes in the third quarter, fanning worries on Wall Street about the Internet company's...

  • BUZZ-TIME WARNER, NETFLIX, AMAZON: HBO'S NEW ONLINE STREAMING. **Shares of video streaming company Netflix Inc down 3 pct at $436.54. **Up to Tuesday's close, Time Warner and Netflix stocks had risen about 7 pct and 22 pct, respectively, this year, while Amazon stock had fallen about 23 pct.

  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. Wal-Mart's diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late next...

  • UBS: Alibaba a buy     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Eric Sheridan, UBS managing director, explains why his firm initiated Alibaba with a buy rating.

  • Retail consultancy Verdict predicts the global sector should return to growth in 2014 and expand by 22 percent to about $450 billion by 2019. The recovery will be driven by expansion in emerging markets, with China set to account for 30 percent of total spend five years from now. Pioneered in France, Britain and the United States from around the 1840 s by...

  • What's working at MercadoLibre     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Marcos Galperin, MercadoLibre co-founder and CEO, discusses e-commerce competition, the company's shipping strategy and the state of operations in troubled countries.

  • CNBC's Jon Fortt, and former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, discuss what's behind Eric Schmidt's comments that Amazon is the tech giant's main competitor, and how the companies are converging from a competitive standpoint.

  • Google vs. Amazon: The delivery battle heats up Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    As it seeks to get a bigger slice of Americans' spending, Google just ramped up the delivery wars by expanding its same-day service.

  • Google's Schmidt watches Amazon most     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt says Amazon's search proficiency takes eyeballs away from their platform. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss if Amazon is a significant threat to Google.

  • UPDATE 1-Costco to enter China through Alibaba's Tmall Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 14- U.S. warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp said it would open an online store in China using Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's fast-growing Tmall online marketplace, entering the country's booming ecommerce market to combat slowing sales at home. Costco said the online store would provide customers in mainland China with both branded products,...

  • Oct 9- Amazon.com Inc, the online juggernaut whose rapid expansion helped derail many a brick-and-mortar retail chain, may soon open its first physical store, at a prime site in Midtown Manhattan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon plans to open its first full-fledged store across from the Empire State Building, at 7 West 34th Street, the Journal...