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  • Speculation has circulated for some time that Nestle, known for its mass-market chocolates like Kit Kat and Butterfinger, might seek to buy its way into a bigger role in the fast-growing premium sector, particularly in the United States. Nestle will sell Cailler chocolates, up to now mainly sold locally in Switzerland, through online retailer Amazon in the...

  • Jack Ma to US: Quit worrying so much about China Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    Jack Ma speaking at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York.

    "When the economy is bad, we still have the money to spend — you guys probably don't, you worry," Alibaba founder Jack Ma said.

  • Twitter launches 'buy now' buttons for retailers Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.

    Twitter is rolling out a "buy now" button system wide—so any U.S. retailer can sell physical products, digital goods or services all within a tweet.

  • Target sweetens 'price match' for the holidays Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Target unveiled a "price matching" policy that begins Oct. 1. Unlike last year, purchases on Target.com will now eligible for price matching with competitors.

  • Nasty Gal founder: Never intended to start an online empire

    Nasty Gal founder and executive chairman Sophia Amoruso, discusses the success of her online retail store.

  • Amazon taps 'sharing economy' with Flex Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    An employee walks over a logo at an Amazon.com fulfillment center.

    Amazon is starting a service to deliver packages ultrafast to Prime consumers, using a crowdsourced network of drivers.

  • ATLANTA— A German company that smuggled realistic-looking police badges into the U.S. in an online sales operation is now facing criminal charges after an undercover FBI investigation, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The probe stemmed from the April arrest of a man accused of posing as a federal officer in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville.

  • LANSING, Mich.— Michigan shoppers may want to order quickly, before Amazon.com and other online stores start collecting the 6 percent state sales tax this week under laws designed to make sure the state receives previously unpaid money. Michigan is the 26th state in which customers of e-commerce giant Amazon will be assessed a sales tax, known as a use tax because...

  • DETROIT— Online retailer Amazon is opening a corporate office in Detroit and plans to expand in early 2016.. Peter Faricy, vice president for Amazon Marketplace, says in a statement that Amazon is "focused on hiring in the state." As part of the announcement, Amazon is donating $10,000 and 30 Amazon Fire tablets to the Detroit Public Schools' Carver STEM Academy...

  • Investments for an aging USA—besides health care Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Seniors participate in a Zumba class during the 8th Annual Healthy Living Festival in Oakland, California. (File Photo).

    Health care is often at the top of the list of industries seen benefiting from Americans living longer, but there are other options.

  • Amazon offers one day deal on Prime Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amazon offers one day deal on Prime

    Amazon Prime is reducing the yearly cost of a new membership to $67 from $99, but only on for one day.

  • What’s so different about the iPhone 6S? Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    What’s so different about the iPhone 6S?

    Ian Fogg, senior analyst and head of mobile at IHS, says 2016 will be a real challenge for Apple, especially on how they will sustain the iPhone model’s success.

  • What e-commerce, aliens and AI have in common Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    Yuri Milner, co-founder of Mail.ru Group Ltd., speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 conference in San Francisco.

    Billionaire investor Yuri Milner had success with tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Spotify. What is he betting on next?

  • Analyst: Advertisers cannot ignore Gen Xers Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Millennial online shopper

    Millennials do the most online shopping but Gen Xers spend the most money, creating a dual challenge for advertisers.

  • Your first look for Monday Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders look at the areas you should be watching going into the new week.

  • Alibaba is still a good buy, says analyst Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    Despite stock being down 37 percent year-to-date, Mark Mahaney still thinks Alibaba is "a fundamentally good asset."

  • Stripe unveils buy button, but will it catch on? Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stripe unveiled Relay, a buy button that allows consumers to purchase products directly on social media platforms.

  • Alibaba warned there was trouble before Barron's Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    Alibaba IPO NYSE

    Lost in the Barron's controversy over the weekend was Alibaba itself warned of trouble ahead last week.

  • Alibaba lashes out: Barron's is inaccurate Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 12:11 AM ET
    Alibaba banners and the Chinese flag outside the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the company's initial public offering.

    In an unusual move, Alibaba has publicly addressed what it says are inconsistencies in a story predicting a 50% fall in the online giant's stock.

  • This will keep Amazon revenue growing: Analyst Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    Amazon can grow revenue more than the market expects thanks to its ballooning Prime membership, Mark Mahaney said Friday.