• Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the starkly different prescriptions for reviving the Illinois economy from Gov. Quinn joined Amazon Vice President for Global Policy Paul Misener in Chicago Tuesday to hail the company's plans for 1,000 new...

  • *Snapdeal' potential to be India's Alibaba'- Softbank's Son. *Funds needed to tackle rivals in India online retail boom. Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank, laid out a 10- year investment plan for India on Tuesday, starting with the purchase of a $627 million stake in fast-growing online marketplace Snapdeal.

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, seeking to tap into potentially huge e-commerce growth in the market with the world's third-biggest Internet user base. Highlighting India as a new priority in its aggressive expansion, SoftBank said on Tuesday it's also...

  • Alibaba chairman wants to bring US movies to China Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— The head of China's leading Internet conglomerate wants to bring American movies to China, along with other U.S. products. Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant that just held a record stock debut on Wall Street, is visiting Hollywood film studios this week. Alibaba operates several Internet services,...

  • Amazon to $100?     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Bob Olstein thinks Amazon shares could be headed to $100. Where the stock is headed, with Ari Zoldan, Quantam Networks, and the "Closing Bell" panel.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Amazon.com Inc is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, as the Internet retailer pursues its ambition of building a digital media library to rival Netflix. While the deal is small, it underscores Amazon's intention of buying content to round out its online service. Audible founder and Chief Executive Donald Katz said in a statement on...

  • Apple Pay: Fighting the future     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss the move by CVS and Rite Aid to shut down Apple Pay and speculation both are working on a competing mobile payments system.

  • Amazon workers in Germany on strike again Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    BERLIN— Workers at Amazon.com in Germany are on strike again as a union pushes its demands in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer. Amazon employs some 9,000 people in nine locations in Germany. Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers and employees earn relatively high wages for that industry.

  • Bricks-and-mortars aim to gain on Amazon pain Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

    Since last Christmas, retailers have taken aim at Amazon by improving their online shopping capabilities and chipping away at its price advantage.

  • After JCP, Ron Johnson's next act is e-commerce Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Ron Johnson

    After failing to transform JC Penney, former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson will launch an e-commerce venture to help shoppers find products.

  • Amazon thesis broken?     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    As Amazon's stock gets hammered after weak earnings, Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Kara Swisher, Re/code; and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss valuations and if Amazon's story has changed.

  • UPS CFO: Balanced across all businesses     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Discussing UPS' quarterly earnings and how they are belter equipped this holiday season, with Kurt Kuehn, UPS CFO.

  • 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...