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  • How the Target hackers did it Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hackers that stole credit and debit card information from Target likely used tools that have been in the computer underground for a long time.

  • Here's what Amazon needs to do now Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    Amazon just won its first union vote. Now, it would be wise to make some serious adjustments. Here's Jon Fortt's take.

  • Potential first Amazon union eyes other facilities Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    If successful, the union looking to organize a handful of Amazon workers in Delaware could spread to more facilities.

  • Building the iTunes of porn Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Two competing companies—SkweezMe and MindGeek—are trying to bring an iTunes-like pricing and distribution model to porn.

  • Amazon's secret weapon (No, it's not drones) Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Amazon's stock has shot up a staggering 26,500% since it went public in 1997 and it just had its best ever holiday season. Here's its secret weapon.

  • It's a wrap: Holiday retail winners and losers Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The gifts are all unwrapped. Returns and exchanges have been made. Now it's time to see what really happened during the holiday shopping season.

  • Overstock CEO: Why we're accepting bitcoins Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Patrick M. Byrne

    Overstock recently announced it would accept bitcoin as payment. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne explains the business — and philosophical — reasons behind the decision.

  • Nordstrom leads retail web race: Expert     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    A look at which retailers are winning big on the web as many brick and mortar stores enter the e-commerce space, with Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray analyst. Nordstrom is the gold standard in the integration between technology and retail, Tamminga said.

  • US bricks-and-mortar retailers seek online success Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Bricks-and-mortar stores lose out as e-commerce grows, but most retailers have now supplemented their shops with online businesses, the FT reports.

  • Macy's is a big winner: Kniffen     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Which retailers will win and which will lose this holiday season? Jan Kniffen, CEO of Worldwide Enterprises, and Bill Tancer, Experian Market Services, dissect the data. "Macy's made a lot of noise," says Kniffen.

  • Shipping delays 'actually good news': Analyst     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Online sales jumped 37 percent last weekend. CNBC's Diana Olick and John Barnes, RBC Capital Markets senior research analyst, discuss whether delays in shipping will hurt FedEx and UPS' stock.

  • UPS beefing up staff     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    UPS has apologized to customers who may be experiencing delays in shipping orders. CNBC's Diana Olick reports online sales jumped 37 percent last weekend.

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the mobile and social driven growth of online sales in 2013.

  • Amid holiday delivery woes, Amazon limited Prime Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    An Amazon distribution center

    Amazon.com on Thursday said it limited new Prime membership signups during peak periods in order to protect current member orders from the surge in new memberships.

  • Hukkster: Disrupting the world of retail     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 6:52 AM ET

    Katie Finnegan, Erica Bell, Hukkster co-founders, explain how shoppers can use their website to find the best deals on their wish list.

  • Some shoppers still awaiting post-Christmas deals Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    With just one day to go before Christmas, it's becoming clear that shoppers have won the annual game of chicken.

  • It turns out a lot of us are shopping naked Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    If you're putting off going to the mall for holiday shopping, maybe you should stay home, and shop online naked. Apparently, a lot of people do it.

  • Luxury malls still a draw for consumers     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    Nate Forbes, The Forbes Company, has the update on brick and mortar shopping, as more consumers turn to the Internet to fill their shopping needs. The online experience supplements the shopping experience, Forbes points out.

  • Massive data breach plays Grinch at Target Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    With 40 million credit and debit accounts compromised, Target customers may shop elsewhere for the rest of the holiday season.

  • Shoppers, rejoice! A license to procrastinate Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching, but shoppers may have until Christmas Eve to place—and receive—Christmas orders.