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  • 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.

  • BEIJING, Aug 20- Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country.

  • Aug 20- Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such as furniture and breakroom items, from companies in North America.

  • 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.

  • Investors want to know: What's Amazon's plan? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

    Amazon has a sky-high valuation and it looks like a venture-capital firm. So, what's the plan, Jeff Bezos?

  • Uber anything? Company launches delivery service Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Uber's new delivery service app, Cornerstore.

    The new service is being tried out in the Washington, D.C., area.

  • Google in 2024—what WON'T it be doing? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET
    Google logos are displayed on a computer screen in San Francisco.

    With a healthy cash stockpile, an active VC arm and a cache that's unrivaled in the online world, Google should stay king of the hill, analysts say.

  • 5 things that could derail Google's stock Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc.

    With triumphs inevitably comes scrutiny, and Google is the recipient of plenty. Here are five risks the company faces over the next 10 years.

  • Remember Google's weird IPO? Why it never took off Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Google's unorthodox auction-style IPO was intended to be the future of companies going public. Then it wasn't. Here's why.

  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

  • Recalls this week: smoke alarms, space heaters Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    More than 150,000 smoke alarms that can fail to alert consumers when a fire occurs are among this week's recalled consumer products. The 400 series model numbers include 429 AT, 429 C, 429 CAD, 429 CRT, 429 CST, 429 CT, 429 CTAD, 449 AT, 449 C, 449 CRT, 449 CSRH, 449 CSRT, 449 CST, 449 CSTE, 449 CT and 449 CTE. HOW MANY: About 141,000 in U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.

  • Ice Bucket a 'transformational moment': ALS group Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

    "Three weeks ago, half the population didn't know what ALS is," ALS Association Development Officer Lance Slaughter tells CNBC. "Now millions of people do."

  • Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    HONG KONG— The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities. The disclosure by Alibaba Pictures Group comes as its parent company readies for what's expected to be a mammoth initial public offering in New York next month.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 15- Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd, the recently formed film and TV unit of Alibaba Group, said on Friday it had found possible accounting irregularities and asked for its Hong Kong- listed shares to be suspended until further notice.

  • Who is right: Bond traders or stock traders? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Traders attempt to decipher whether the bond market or the stock market is sending the right signal, with the release several key reports Friday.

  • Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year.

  • Amazon Fire 'traps' users: Consumer Reports Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    The Amazon Fire Phone is shown during an event at Fremont Studios in Seattle.

    The Amazon Fire smartphone doesn't measure up against its competitors, according to Consumer Reports.

  • YOUR MONEY-Smart ways to save on college textbooks Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Aug 14- With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. "My calculus book that usually costs $180, I got for the semester for $10 and a Chick-fil-A biscuit," says Schroeder, 19, who attends Covenant College in Georgia.

  • Time to retire Social Security numbers? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Credit cards are in focus after recent data breaches, but a real culprit in ID theft is the SS number, says the chief analytics officer at LifeLock.

  • Consumer Reports reviews Amazon's phone     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Consumer Reports has posted its first review of Amazon's Fire phone. Consumer Reports senior editor Mike Gikas, says the phone is "trapped in Amazon's retail world."