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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Getting physical, Amazon debuts new device Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    An employee walks over a logo on the floor of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Rugeley, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

    Amazon.com unveiled a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses, expanding its presence in the physical world.

  • 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.

  • Etsy 'spring boarded' my business: Pro     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Zoe Bateman, owner of Ladybird Likes, discusses Etsy and says the website has pushed her business forward and is now one of her main income streams.

  • Be careful what you search for     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    EBay is sending Chinese manufacturers your search data to quickly turn around near authentic items. Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions founder, advises those shopping on eBay. Leigh Gallagher, Fortune Magazine, provides insight.

  • 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.

  • Zulily CEO: Expanding beyond mom audience     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens, discusses whether it will expand its audience beyond moms, and be able to shorten its average product delivery time.

  • Allen Wastler, CNBC.com Managing Editor, says Jeff Cox's story on the so-called Death Cross in 10-Year bond yields a few months ago, and a slideshow predicting the top restaurants in 2020, are both really popular on the site right now. "Bar Rescue" host Jon Tagger, provides perspective.

  • HD's Menear: Smart homes & service     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Craig Menear, Home Depot U.S. retail President, discusses the development of smart home products and impact to his business, and whether its products will one day be delivered by drones.

  • HD's Menear addresses company's future     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Craig Menear, Home Depot U.S. retail President, shares his vision of the future for Home Depot.

  • Home Depot's next growth opportunity     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Craig Menear, Home Depot U.S. retail President, discusses the challenges with shipping large equipment to customers, and the evolution of the retail industry towards the customers' control.