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Online retailers are becoming increasingly popular with people shopping at home—or on their work computers. So how can investors make money in the subsector? Benjamin Schacter, internet analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared his view.
The numbers are in and they are painting some intriguing sub-stories for Black Friday shopping for the likes of Apple, eBay, Amazon and so many others.
Stocks retreated Monday as investors sorted through Dubai and retail news. Industrials and Home Depot were the biggest drags on the Dow. Financials gained.
When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying "Please! Please! Can we buy them?" Seeing a fully stocked shelf, she decided to hold off until Christmas.
Ebay has been showing signs of improving business trends, and now some investors are betting on a New Year's rally.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.
Stocks rallied Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.
Stocks opened higher Monday as the dollar pullled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. The Dow was up more than 100 points at the open and continued higher after a report showed a sharp jump in existing-home sales.
A holiday-shortened trading week begun with all signs pointing to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday, with the dollar weakening and gold hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce.
Battered by the recession, families are scaling back their holiday plans. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
The corporate glass ceiling remains firmly in place at companies based in California, according to a study released Wednesday.
Glyde, a start-up based in Palo Alto, Calif., will introduce a Web site intended to make it simple for people to buy and sell used media products, the New York Times reports.
On the surface, a video game opening a virtual pet store doesn’t sound like something investors should care too much about. But when that game is “World of Warcraft,” the stakes change.
Today, we have a new kind of craze, courtesy of Apple, its iPhone, and that incredible engine-that-could, the App Store. Look no further than Radio Shack this morning.
What's in a name? They found out in Proctor, Minn., this week when the motorized chair, formerly known as La-Z-Boy, sold for just a fraction of what it was going for before La-Z-Boy made them stop using their name.
Apple's not-so-secret weapon in its war for mobile dominance reached a stunning plateau this morning: 100,000 apps are now available on the Apple App Store, even as rivals try desperately to play catch-up.
EBay removed an auction for a "Motorized La-Z-Boy Chair" after La-Z-Boy complained that it didnt' want its name associated with a police auction. There's a new auction up, but once you take out the La-Z-Boy, it's now just a "DWI Chair"—a nod to why it was confiscated. Gentlemen, start your bids!
I need your help. I'm looking for high-intensity shoppers demanding the absolute lowest prices this holiday season.
How much would you pay for a motorized La-Z-Boy? Try OVER $40,000. That's how much a homemade vehicle is going for on eBay right now after it was confiscated from its owner, who admits to driving it drunk.
We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.