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  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the island within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the country within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Less than three months after U.S. and Cuban officials agreed to restore diplomatic ties, Amazon.com Inc appears to be laying the groundwork to ship packages to Cuba. A "ship to Cuba" button was seen on Monday on Amazon's website by Reuters correspondents in Havana. It is unclear how quickly Amazon, the largest U.S. online retailer, could start...

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in...

  • The important—and forgotten—part of #TheDress Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    #TheDress, or a poorly lit photograph of a garment valued at $77.13, has sent social media into a tizzy.

  • Stripe's online payment story  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    John Collison, Stripe co-founder, discusses his company's aggressive plan to gain market share in the competitive online and mobile payment space.

  • Net neutrality: What you need to know  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, says that the two main side effects of the new FCC regulations on net neutrality would probably be that broadband prices may rise and speeds may fall.

  • BOISE, Idaho— A company that sells contact lenses online has cleared its first hurdle in persuading the Idaho Legislature to ban manufacturers from cutting off retailers that don't sell their product at a set minimum price. The Idaho House and Welfare Committee unanimously voted Thursday to send the bill to the House floor for a full vote.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 26- A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc catering to shoppers' fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods. Several, including SF Express and state-owned Sinotrans, have jumped into a field dominated by JD.com Inc, Alibaba's...

  • What's driving our turnaround: Target CFO Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    Target made several bets that paid off in the fourth quarter, CFO John Mulligan said.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 26- A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc catering to shoppers' fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods. Smaller local internet firms like Netease Inc, which partnered last month with Sinotrans to set up an online bazaar, are also...

  • Four survivor CEOs since Nasdaq last hit 5,000 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC

    Almost 15 years have passed since the Nasdaq first broke the 5,000 mark. Now, the index is poised to pass that again.

  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the "public interest" when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are "just and reasonable." The goal, as stated by regulators: Prevent those service providers from creating paid Internet "fast lanes" and charging sites such as Google, YouTube...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- AO World, the British online retailer of domestic appliances that soared at its flotation a year ago, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday and saw its shares crash by 46 percent at the open. AO, which has also moved into Germany as part of a wider European expansion plan, said some of the revenue growth this time last year was due to the extra...

  • Feb 24- Office Depot Inc said it expected sales to fall this year, mainly due to weak demand for office supplies and a stronger dollar. Office Depot's North America retail sales fell 7 percent in the fourth quarter, including the acquisition of OfficeMax. Staples said earlier this month that it would acquire Office Depot to better compete with online retailers.

  • Feb 23- Target Corp halved the size of online orders eligible for free shipping to $25, undercutting Amazon.com Inc and traditional rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc as it focuses on its online business. Amazon offers free shipping on orders worth at least $35 and Walmart.com $50. This translates into about $1.83 billion for Target, based on the average analyst...

  • Is Fashion Week still in vogue?  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Enrico Ziglio, founder of Sister Jane says fashion week is still important, but trends are changing faster than ever, due to the consumer and social media's impact.

  • Under Armour, Muhammad Ali team up on sportswear Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    Under Armour and the boxing legend are collaborating on an apparel collection launching next month that will revolve around Ali's likeness.

  • How Warby Parker is making eyeglasses cool again Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    When many think about innovation, big tech names may come to mind. However, Warby Parker is stealing a march on them.

  • Candy and roses! 1-800-FLOWERS blooms despite odds Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    The flower business is blooming for 1-800-FLOWERS, which has weathered downturns and the fact that consumers use them infrequently.