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  • Big US online retailer to accept Bitcoin Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Overstock plans to become the first big U.S. online retailer to accept Bitcoin. The FT reports.

  • The market's weekly winners and losers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    The S&P continues to soar, but a Nobel warns of a bubble and 'the smartest guys in the room' get plenty wrong: This week's market winners and losers.

  • The sound of Nobel Prize-winning bubble alarm Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Nobel laureate worries that stocks and real estate may be nearing a bubble, though others think a growing economy will support higher prices.

  • U.S. stocks fall.

  • US justices decline to tackle state sales tax case Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether Internet retailers need to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence.

  • 'Amazon' state tax ruling may head to Supreme Court Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.

  • EBay outlook falls short; shares drop Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 4:29 PM ET
    Online commerce giant eBay President Devin Wenig.

    EBay beat expectations by a penny on earnings but its outlook fell short. Shares fell more than 4 percent.

  • Secret Santa for Stock Pickers Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Street.com reports on stocks you might consider as presents under your virtual Christmas tree.

  • *Online retailer Overstock returns to profit in 3Q Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:27 AM ET
  • Online Sales Tax: A Blessing in Disguise? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    More and more states are moving to impose new sales taxes for online purchases to make up for budget deficits. As online prices move in line with brick and mortar retailers, will online stocks take a hit?

  • California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown.

    Residents are supposed to declare and pay sales tax on goods they buy from out-of-state retailers, but few do, which deprives states of tax revenue and gives Internet retailers an advantage over physical stores. Caught in the crossfire of the nationwide fight are a large but rarely examined part of the Internet economy, affiliate marketers.

  • Herb on the Street: Spine Stocks     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the details on how the market for spinal fusion devices is doing.

  • Why High Gas Price Effects May Be Different This Time Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    With the average price of regular gasoline now hovering near $3.80 a gallon nationally, prices at the pump are nearly a dollar higher than a year ago. For the average American who drives about about 15,000 miles a year and uses roughly 750 gallons of gas annually, that dollar increase per gallon has eaten about a $750 hole into the household budget per car.

  • The fight over collecting online sales tax is an ongoing issue that is especially heated this holiday season as online retail sales hit new records—and taxes goes uncollected.

  • Stocks End Slightly Up as Bond Yields Rise Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher Wednesday as the dollar rose and Treasurys hit six-month highs on fears the economy would heat up under the tax plan under consideration in Washington. BofA rose, McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Close; BofA Gains Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks were struggling for direction Wednesday as the dollar rose and Treasurys hit six-month highs on fears the economy would heat up under the tax plan under consideration in Washington. BofA rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks End 2% Higher On Strong Economic News Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains Ahead of Close Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S.  The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Stocks Surge, Led by Energy; Home Depot Up Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Stocks climbed at the open after good news on private sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, and a calmer tone in Europe, to lift investor sentiment. Home Depot and United Technologies rose.

  • Stocks Rebound to End Modestly Lower Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles.  HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.