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WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month, held back by declines in receipts at furniture, electronic and appliance stores, restaurants and bars and online retailers.
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*UK retailers competitive on choice, prices, delivery. BERLIN/ PARIS, May 13- Marks& Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain's biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12- Apple Inc has cut in half the time it takes to give refunds to online store customers who want to return their iPhones and other gadgets, a small but crucial step to try to get more people to buy direct from its website.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, May 12- Europe's top electronics retailer Media-Saturn is hoping express home delivery services will help offset pressure on margins and boost online revenues as it tries to make up for a delayed e-commerce launch caused by in-fighting among its owners.
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May 9- A former executive at an e-commerce company that was acquired in 2011 by online retailer eBay Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to insider trading in connection with the takeover. District Judge Stewart Dalzell in Philadelphia, and was released on $300,000 bail, court records show.
TOKYO, May 7- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO Masayoshi Son said his company would not cash in any of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba when it lists in New York in what could be the largest market debut ever by a technology company.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is relatively unknown in the U.S. But that's about to change.
The company reported a loss of 1 cent a share on revenue of $758 million.
For the first time in a decade, Wal-Mart notched a win against the online retailing giant Amazon. Web sales were up by 30 percent. The WSJ reports.
May 6- John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp filed with regulators to spin off its stake in travel website TripAdvisor Inc and ownership of online retailer BuySeasons into a separate company valued at about $3 billion.
May 6- John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp filed with regulators to spin off its 22 percent stake in travel website TripAdvisor Inc and 100 percent ownership of online retailer BuySeasons. A new company, Liberty TripAdvisor, which will hold the stakes, will offer 72.6 million series A common shares valued at up to $3.07 billion.
Google began offering its same-day delivery service, Shopping Express, days after Amazon announced it was offering same-day shipping, NBC reports.
PayPal said Saturday that Rakesh Agrawal has left following a series of late-night tweets that among other things, insulted other PayPal executives.
Alibaba is scrambling to increase its mobile footprint, and that should concern investors.
Expedia shares rallied Thursday after the travel website posted earnings and revenue that exceeded Wall Street expectations.
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The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?
EBay reported first-quarter earnings of 70 cents a share and revenue of $4.26 billion.