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    Amazon and Ebay, two of the biggest names in online retail, have staked out contrary positions in a debate over the taxation of US internet shopping, which enables many buyers to escape paying sales tax, reported the FT.

  • Bidders on eBay are offering as much as $2 million for lunch with Warren Buffett. But, would you rather have a Power Lunch with Steve Jobs? Take our poll and share your opinion.

  • Calls outnumbered puts by more than 2 to 1 yesterday, another indication that the sentiment remains bullish.

  • Groupon

    It's been a week since Groupon filed its S-1 with the SEC to go public, and now that investors have had some time to dig into the massive document, some major questions are starting to arise. On the surface the company's revenue looks massive and its growth meteoric.

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    “Groupon and the rest of the industry has grown so rapidly because, for the first time in history, merchants can leverage the Internet in scale,” says one analyst. “The deal commerce space is going to be massive.”

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Gilt Groupe

    Despite all the excitement following LinkedIn’s IPO, which resulted in the share price more than doubling its first day on the NYSE,  Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of online retailer Gilt Groupe, is in no hurry to go public.

  • It seems that online auction site eBay is catching a bid, where it matters most.

  • Stocks closed modestly higher Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials. However, the major averages finished lower for the fourth consecutive week.

  • Stocks held onto modest gains Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials, as commodities gained on the heels of a weaker U.S. dollar.

  • Analyst Gene Munster sizes up the competition and renders his verdict.

  • Stocks rallied back after paring gains in quiet trading before the Memorial Day holiday following mixed economic news on consumer sentiment and home sales.

  • Stock futures gained ahead of the open on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday as the dollar fell, and after news on personal income and spending that was largely in line with expectations.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Google hopes to nudge consumers and merchants into a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and receipts.

  • The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business. “If I get one more stinking, whining email about how impossible it is to start a business without any money, I am going to explode!” entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz wrote in his book, “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.” In fact, Michalowicz argues that having the money could actually be bad when you’re starting a business. “The lack of mone

    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business.

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    At a press event in San Francisco Square rolled out new mobile payment systems designed to help both retailers and consumers. A new free app, called "Register" makes it affordable for small businesses to accept credit cards, automate checkouts, and measure and manage everything they sell.

  • You could feel the excitement on the floor--the huge crowd, the media...and LinkedIn did not disappoint, opening at $83 after pricing at $45, an 84 percent pop.

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    Tonight, the Washington Nationals sold tickets for $1 to their game against the Pirates. Tomorrow, the team is selling a limited amount of tickets for $2. We're in the middle of May now and there are nine parks in Major League Baseball this year that are averaging crowds that fill less than half their ballpark. Most seem to be disinterested to do what it takes to fill the stands.

  • Stocks slumped on Monday as technology stocks unraveled, and investors worried that continuing woes over the euro zone debt crisis could put a damper on the economic recovery moved out of riskier assets.