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  • Fastest shippers: Who's winning?   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Fastest shippers: Who's winning?

    Insight to which shippers and retailers are getting holiday gifts delivered the fastest, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • FedEx readies more than 600 aircraft   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    FedEx readies more than 600 aircrafts

    FedEx is expecting another record setting holiday shipping season. FedEx SVP of Services Patrick Fitzgerald, touches on last year's conditions, and how this year compares.

  • BERLIN, Dec 15- Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a fresh three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. Labour union Verdi said the strike had started at five of Amazon's nine distribution centres in Germany but added it would only know...

  • Volvo to launch online car sales in marketing shift Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 15- Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW. "The plan is to have all our car lines in all our markets offered digitally," Volvo sales chief Alain Visser said in an interview. But Volvo has assured its 2,000 global dealerships, half of which are in Europe, that it has no...

  • Wayfair CEO: Growing at great rate   Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Wayfair CEO: Growing at great rate

    Business is doing great, says Niraj Shah, Wayfair co-founder and CEO, while discussing the growth of the brand.

  • German union calls new strike at Amazon warehouses Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Dec 12- German union Verdi has called a fresh three-day strike at five Amazon warehouses, increasing pressure on the online retailer during the busy pre-Christmas period in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement on Friday it had called on workers to strike at distribution centres in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben,...

  • It's a very merry mobile Christmas   Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    It's a very merry mobile Christmas

    Mobile is placing purchasing power in the hands of consumers, says Gian Fulgoni, comScore co-founder, providing insight to online shopping.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 12- It took China's biggest retail chain Suning all last year to generate sales of about $17 billion. Big retailers like Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd and foreign rivals Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Best Buy Co Inc are struggling to attract customers to their traditional stores in China, where online shopping is booming. This week, Wal-Mart said it had...

  • RBC's 2015 top tech picks   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    RBC's 2015 top tech picks

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the top tech picks for 2015 of RBC Capital's Mark Mahaney.

  • Ebay considering cutting 10 pct of workforce - WSJ Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Dec 10- Online retailer eBay Inc is mulling over a plan to cut thousands of jobs early next year, as it readies to spin off its PayPal unit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking. "We are focused on running the business and setting eBay and PayPal up for success as independent companies," eBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller...

  • EBay weighing massive job cuts in 2015: Report Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:31 PM ET
    An employee at ebay in Berlin, Germany.

    EBay is weighing massive job cuts next year, Dow Jones reported, citing sources.

  • Dec 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc promoted Judith Mckenna, a 20- year company veteran, to the post of chief operating officer in the retailer's latest reshuffling of senior management under U.S. chief Greg Foran. McKenna will continue to oversee growth of its small format stores and the integration of e-commerce and store operations, two important tasks that were...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Congress is moving this week toward putting off until 2015 any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said on Tuesday, as expected, that a one-year extension of a moratorium on any new taxation of Internet access will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Congress is expected this week to put off until 2015 any decisive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes. "What we're looking at is kicking the can down the road and putting this issue into 2015," said Clay Brockman, an analyst at Height Securities. A $1.1- trillion stopgap...

  • The other wealth gap: 5 luxe brands outpace online Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    A Michael Kors retail location in New York.

    Five luxury labels accounted for nearly 70 percent of desktop and mobile market share through August, a report by PM Digital says.

  • YouTube’s Apple TV updated: More content & ads Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Apple TV

    YouTube has refreshed its app for Apple's TV streaming box, offering a new look, more videos, and more ads.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that companies do not have to pay workers for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is not directly involved in the case. Jesse Busk and Laurie Castro, U.S. Supreme...

  • Like to haggle? Amazon's now got you covered Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Amazon.com on Tuesday debuted a new "Make an Offer" purchasing option, which allows shoppers to negotiate lower prices on more than 150,000 items.

  • These retailers are winning in online sales: Storch Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Macy's Facebook page ahead of Black Friday.

    Online sales are seeing double-digit growth this season, but the cost of digital retail is squeezing margins, former Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch says.

  • What does mobile pay need? A lot more discounts Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    A Yankee Candle coupon displayed on an iPhone

    For a technology with huge goals—predicting $27 billion in sales by 2016—mobile payment systems are still stingy with deals and discounts.