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  • 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.

  • Amazon's swipe at wipes aims to keep customers   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Amazon's swipe at wipes aims to keep customers

    Edmund Lee, Re/code managing editor, discusses Amazon's strategy to grow its business by selling a new line of consumer products which includes diapers and baby wipes.

  • Boutrous represented the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. Gibson Dunn is not the only law firm to turn Supreme Court appearances into gold. After the firm Sidley Austin won a Supreme Court patent case for eBay, it earned at least $10 million in unrelated legal fees from the online retailer, say people with...

  • Asia's answer to Cyber Monday   Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:20 PM ET
    12.12 Online Fever: Asia's answer to Cyber Monday

    Tito Costa, Managing Director of Zalora Group, describes the firm's online shopping event taking place on Friday, December 12.

  • Crowdsourcing same-day delivery   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Crowdsourcing same-day delivery

    A new same-day delivery service is helping businesses fulfill orders, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Coal in Main Street's stocking this year? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stocking full of coal

    Will Congress give Main Street coal in its stocking this year?, asks Parker Karnan, executive director of the Independent Running Retailers Assoc.