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  • Amazon's future is tied to Prime, say analysts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amazon.com logos are displayed on computer screens in Washington.

    While investors will be focused on Amazon's giant e-commerce business when it reports earnings Thursday, its future is tied to Prime.

  • Alibaba IPO may benefit scions of Chinese leaders Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

    The political connections of investors raise questions about Alibaba as it prepares to go public in the U.S. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook tests 'buy' button for online purchases Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    The Facebook  logo is displayed on an Apple iPad Air in this photo in Washington.

    Facebook is testing a new 'buy' button that will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its social network.

  • Alibaba now eyes September for U.S. mega-IPO -source Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- Alibaba Group Holding Inc has pushed its highly anticipated IPO until after the September Labor Day holiday, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as the Chinese online retail company works through the complex process of launching what could the largest-ever U.S. tech debut.

  • NASA moon boots for sale, with a modern twist Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, 100 pairs of sneakers inspired by moon boots will be available.

  • 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.