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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped the online retailer overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber attack.

  • Guess how much Marx's 'Das Kapital' sold for Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Karl Marx

    A first edition of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" was sold in a digital sale on Amazon-owned AbeBooks earlier this month.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Yahoo Inc pledged to pay its shareholders at least half the proceeds from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's mega-IPO this fall, and plans to keep a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce company than expected. Yahoo's roughly 24 percent stake in the world's largest Internet retailer is viewed on Wall Street as its most prized asset.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the traditional Sotheby's and the digital pioneer eBay, said on Monday they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online.

  • Sotheby's plans live auction bidding via eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 14- Sotheby's and eBay announced a partnership on Monday to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online. The deal will connect Sotheby's, with its extensive inventory of fine art, antiques, books, jewels, watches and furniture, with eBay's 145 million active buyers around the world.

  • Warhol with your Pez? Sotheby's teams with eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Andy Warhol's artwork titled 'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' is auctioned at Sotheby's for $20,325,000 on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

    Convinced that consumers are finally ready to shop online for Picassos in addition to Pez dispensers, Sotheby's and eBay are teaming up again. The NYT reports.

  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • Birchbox opens in New York     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla takes a first look at the Birchbox store opening in New York City tomorrow.

  • Online beauty shop Birchbox to open first store Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Birchbox retail store.

    After testing the waters of a physical store experience through a series of pop-up shops, Birchbox will open its first store on Friday.

  • Walmart US adapting to changing customer: CEO     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan speaks to Bill Simon, president & CEO of Walmart U.S., about the company's plan to acclimate to where customers are going to be shopping and store expansion.

  • Bill Simon, president & CEO of Walmart U.S., discusses the changing economics of manufacturing in the U.S. and the state of the economy. Simon says the middle class is still economically challenged.

  • Pinpointing WalMart's profit problem     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Discussing consumer spending and WalMart's earnings issues, with Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners senior equity analyst.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Amazon's Luxembourg taxes under scrutiny - FT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    July 3- European officials have asked Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to U.S. online retailer Amazon's tax affairs in the country, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing official sources. "We are looking into what kind of arrangement Luxembourg has with Amazon," the British newspaper quoted an EU official as saying.

  • Bonobos: Reinventing the retail store     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Andy Dunn, Bonobos co-founder & CEO, discusses the company's new round of venture funding that will allow the e-commerce men's retailer to expand its store count across the country.

  • Alibaba IPO survey: Are you in or out?     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    How many U.S. investors will get in on Alibaba? ConvergEx conducted a survey of more than 300 institutional investors. Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist discusses the results.

  • July 2- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would buy online grocery and nutrition products retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million to strengthen its online retailing business. Kroger said it would use Vitacost to enter new markets and new channels, along with its Harris Teeter's online order and pick-up service.

  • Kroger to buy online retailer Vitacost for $280 mln Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    July 2- Kroger Co said it would buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million in a bid to expand its online presence. The biggest U.S. supermarket operator's $8 per share offer repre4sents a 27.3 percent premium to Vitacost shares' Tuesday closing of $6.28 on the Nasdaq.

  • Sales of Team USA soccer gear are exploding Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:11 PM ET
    Clint Dempsey of the U.S. (C) attempts to score between Portugal's Bruno Alves and Ricardo Costa (R) during their 2014 World Cup G soccer match in Manaus, Brazil,  June 22, 2014.

    The success of the U.S. at the World Cup hasn't just meant mega-TV ratings, but also a spike in merchandise sales.

  • TOKYO, July 1- AirAsia Bhd said on Tuesday it would set up a low-cost airline with Japan's biggest online retailer Rakuten Inc and other firms, marking the budget carrier's second attempt to tap one of Asia's lucrative air travel markets.