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  • When Alibaba may go public     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Alibaba expects to hear back from the SEC around June 7th with questions or comments about its business model and reveals when the e-commerce giant could go public.

  • May 16- Shares of Jumei International Holding Ltd rose about 29 percent in their market debut, valuing the Chinese online cosmetics retailer at about $4.02 billion. The company, backed by venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, had initially said 9.5 million ADSs would be sold and priced at $19.50- $21.50 per ADS in the IPO.

  • Look at Wal-Mart's e-commerce biz     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Wal-Mart saw its fifth-straight quarter with stagnant or negative growth for U.S. same-store sales. CNBC contributor Jan Kniffen said Wal-Mart's business mirrors America's economy, and its e-commerce business is outpacing Amazon's.

  • Wal-Mart blames weather, tax rate     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Wal-Mart saw its fifth quarter with stagnant or negative growth for U.S. same-store sales, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Herb Greenberg thinks investors should look at the company's shift to e-commerce.

  • Is Wal-Mart reflection of US economy?     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team break down the retail earnings of Wal-Mart. Cramer thinks the bad earnings data is recognition that people shop elsewhere.

  • Alibaba's 'mind blowing' scale     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Alex Ferrara, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on growth and profitability expectations for Alibaba. Ferrara also talks about the risk of the Chinese government interfering in the company's business.

  • Online consumers in China want: 'Made in USA' Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    As Chinese firm Alibaba prepares for an IPO in the U.S., it's worth considering what online customers in China want.

  • Etsy expands in Brooklyn     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses job creation and explains why Brooklyn, New York, is the perfect place to build their online retail shop.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month, held back by declines in receipts at furniture, electronic and appliance stores, restaurants and bars and online retailers.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month, held back by declines in receipts at furniture, electronic and appliance stores, restaurants and bars and online retailers.

  • E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *UK retailers competitive on choice, prices, delivery. BERLIN/ PARIS, May 13- Marks& Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain's biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.

  • Reasons to be cautious with Alibaba     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    As investors await Alibaba's IPO later this year, Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair contributing editor, says there is a fair amount of risk associated with the e-commerce giant.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 12- Apple Inc has cut in half the time it takes to give refunds to online store customers who want to return their iPhones and other gadgets, a small but crucial step to try to get more people to buy direct from its website.

  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, May 12- Europe's top electronics retailer Media-Saturn is hoping express home delivery services will help offset pressure on margins and boost online revenues as it tries to make up for a delayed e-commerce launch caused by in-fighting among its owners.

  • May 9- A former executive at an e-commerce company that was acquired in 2011 by online retailer eBay Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to insider trading in connection with the takeover. District Judge Stewart Dalzell in Philadelphia, and was released on $300,000 bail, court records show.

  • Alibaba IPO may bring more Chinese firms to US Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    A hand-painted wall showing the Alibaba's international business at the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

    The IPO could open the gates to other Chinese companies listing on US exchanges and ultimately, competing against US companies eye-to-eye.

  • TOKYO, May 7- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO Masayoshi Son said his company would not cash in any of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba when it lists in New York in what could be the largest market debut ever by a technology company.

  • E-commerce giant Alibaba (finally) files its IPO Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. apps are displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s in this arranged photograph.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is relatively unknown in the U.S. But that's about to change.

  • Psychology of Twitter stock     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald global head of Internet & media research, discusses Twitter's lock-up expiration and explains why he needs to see it pull back even more to get positive on the stock.

  • Who's cashing in on Alibaba?     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Rumors are swirling that the Alibaba IPO filing will happen this week. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reveals who stands to make big money from the IPO.