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  • 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.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:29 a.m. EDT Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    China e-commerce giant Alibaba's film unit investigating suspected accounting problems Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:44 a.m. EDT Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    China e-commerce giant Alibaba's film unit investigating suspected accounting problems Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:49 p.m. EDT Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:49 PM ET

    Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time GE confirms talks with Electrolux, others for sale of appliance division

  • 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.

  • Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    Online shopping is still in its infancy in India at $2.3 billion of an overall $421 billion retail market in 2013, according to research firm Crisil.

  • US stocks close higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Technology and health care companies are helping U.S. stocks close higher, despite a mixed batch of economic news and a pullback in Japan's economy. Amazon rose 2.2 percent Wednesday after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help small businesses.

  • US indexes open higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher as global markets overcame a contraction in Japan's economy. Amazon rose 3 percent after the online retailing giant introduced a credit-card processing device designed to help small businesses accept payments through smartphones and tablets.

  • Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.

  • 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.