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  • Spring's sleek one-swipe shop     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Alan Tisch, Spring CEO, discusses his e-commerce marketplace optimized for mobile devices that gives consumers access to hundreds of top brands.

  • Like Instagram with a buy button     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin explains the new Spring app that allows users to shop directly from their mobile device and purchase products with the swipe of a finger.

  • Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.

  • Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink and toner in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.

  • Retail CEO shuffle     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Lee Yohn, and David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets, discuss what's behind the revolving door in the retail c-suite.

  • Better bet: Brick & mortar or e-commerce?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Which is a better bet for investors, traditional brick and mortar or online? Simeon Siegel, Nomura Securities, explains the benefits of brick and mortar stores.

  • Aug 14- Wal-Mart Stores Inc cut its full-year profit forecast, citing higher employee healthcare costs and increased investment in its online business, and the company said heavy discounting was likely to continue into the holiday shopping season.

  • Pisani's market open: Up 1% for week     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani discusses this week's market action, and the one bright spot in Wal-Mart's earnings.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13- Amazon.com Inc unveiled a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses on Wednesday, marking the latest step by the U.S. online retailer to expand its presence in the physical world. The new point-of-sale system, called Amazon Local Register, would give Amazon crucial data on how U.S. consumers shop offline.

  • State of IPO the market     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Jeffrey Solomon, Cowen & Company CEO, discusses the health of the IPO market and weighs in on Alibaba's impending public offering.

  • Etsy launches wholesale program     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Etsy wants to get more sellers' goods in stores. Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses Etsy's wholesale program and brick-and-mortar strategy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.

  • Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 10- Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.

  • Plot thickens as 900 writers battle Amazon Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Douglas Preston, a best-selling author with Hachette Publishing, at his writing shack in Maine.

    About 900 writers have demanded that Amazon stop using writers as hostages in e-book talks with publishers. The NYT reports.

  • Groupon plunges 17% after cutting 2014 outlook Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    Groupon Inc slashed its full-year profit outlook on Tuesday, citing the need to spend abundantly on marketing.

  • Amazon expands same-day option with 'Get It Today' Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Amazon now offers 'Get It Today' to Prime members. It allows them to order as many same-day delivery items as they want for $5.99.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- Groupon Inc slashed its full-year profit outlook on Tuesday, citing the need to spend abundantly on marketing to power the once-high-flying Internet coupon company's transition to a more comprehensive online retailer.

  • Aug 5- Office Depot Inc warned of weak sales this year as stiff competition from online and mass retailers erodes sales in its North American retail business. Office Depot and Staples Inc have seen their U.S. sales decline as online retailers such as Amazon.com and mass retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc attract shoppers with lower-priced offerings.

  • Walmart.com rebuilds     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Slava Rubin, Indiegogo co-founder & CEO, shares his thoughts on Walmart's website conversion in order to better compete with Amazon. Rubin says it's a huge step in the right direction.

  • *Game Digital re-emerges after old firm nearly went bust. Although overall growth trends still firmly favor online shopping, higher share prices flag investor faith in chains such as UK video-game retailer Game Digital, electrical-appliance group Dixons, and Swiss Mobilezone.