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  • UPDATE 5-Alibaba revenue accelerates ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Aug 27- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut.

  • UPDATE 1-Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Aug 27- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is expected to go public in New York as early as next month, reported a 46 percent jump in quarterly revenue as growth in the world's largest e-commerce market showed no signs of slowing.

  • Tiffany's Q2 beats expectations     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, breaks down the luxury retailers second quarter numbers and provides her takes on the outlook for retail.

  • Best Buy sales slip spooks Wall Street Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    RICHFIELD, Minn.— Best Buy's shares fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer reported a revenue shortfall in the second-quarter revenue, as people increasingly shop online. Best Buy said its second-quarter net income fell 45 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a $229 million legal settlement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, marking the largest deal in the U.S. e-commerce company's 20- year history. It reflects Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest specialist online fashion retailer, are both on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Think mobile sales are hot now? Wait for Christmas Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Despite the growing importance of e-commerce, digital sales will likely play a larger role over the holiday season than back-to-school.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest fashion retailer, are each on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Amazon starts selling physical books in Brazil Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— Online retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country. In a statement posted on the company's website, CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon's new service will offer more than 150,000 titles in Portuguese starting Thursday.

  • Avoid Target like the plague: Trader     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    FMHR trader Josh Brown is staying away from Target shares right now, while Mike Murphy explains why he thinks the stock can rally here.

  • Retailers with online presence helps store: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Insight to retail trends at the mall and online, and consumer behaviors right now, with Maureen Bausch, Mall of America executive vp.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.