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  • SHANGHAI, Nov 3- More than 40 percent of goods sold online in China last year were either counterfeits or of bad quality, the official Xinhua news agency said, illustrating the extent of a problem that has bogged down the fast-growing online sector. China has been trying to shake off a notoriety for pirated and counterfeit goods, long a major headache for global...

  • Amazon doubles 'lightning deals' Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Amazon doubles 'lightning deals'

    Amazon is offering twice as many limited-time 'lightning deals' than last year in an effort to attract shoppers and boost revenue.

  • Amazon to stop offering daily deals Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    Oct 30- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said it would stop selling daily deals on its Amazon Local website and app, starting Dec. 18.

  • Target gifting free shipping Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Target gifting free shipping

    Target is offering online shoppers free shipping this holiday season, as the big box retailer gets ready for the retail battle for customers.

  • Cyber Monday sales to hit $3B Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Cyber Monday sales to hit $3B

    Americans are shopping more online, with Cyber Monday sales expected to reach $3 billion for the first time this year.

  • *Company hopes to expand beyond Iran. Eight years later " Iran's Amazon" says it employs 900 people and processes 10,000 orders a day. With the prospect of sanctions over the country's disputed nuclear programme being lifted early next year, Iran's biggest online retailer faces potential competition from the real Amazon and others, but the 36- year-old brothers...

  • Etsy on-demand delivery Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Etsy on-demand delivery

    Online artisan retailer Etsy is offering on-demand delivery service called ASAP as the holiday shopping season heats up.

  • Oct 27- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported a stronger-than-expected 32 percent rise in second-quarter revenue on Tuesday, even as the value of goods transacted on its platforms grew at a slower pace. Revenue from mobile platforms, an increasingly important area for the company, nearly tripled to $1.66 billion, with mobile gross...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders. The move comes as Amazon.com Inc, Google and other companies test drones in the expectation...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders. In addition to having drones take inventory of trailers outside its warehouses and perform...

  • Etsy launches same-day delivery Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Etsy launches same-day delivery

    Etsy has been planning its same-day delivery pilot for months. CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Kate Rogers have the details of how the fast shipping window can be possible for Etsy sellers.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Monday that it expects to see a record number of shipments during this year's busy holiday season, driven by rising retail sales and a jump in ecommerce. "Each year we face a challenge that's greater and that's driven by ecommerce," Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx senior vice president for integrated marketing...

  • Blocked shot: The rise of ad-blocking software Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Yahoo Microsoft Bing

    Some companies are moving, and profiting, from efforts to prevent the Web browsing experience from being disrupted by advertisements.

  • Oct 22- E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc reported a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, propelled by higher sales in North America, its biggest market, and another period of strong growth in its Amazon Web Services cloud business. Sales in North America rose 28.3 percent to $15.01 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, helped by robust Prime Day...

  • Amazon posts profit as North America sales jump Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    Oct 22- E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc reported a profit for the second quarter in a row, propelled by higher sales in North America, its biggest market, and another period of strong growth in its Amazon Web Services cloud business. The world's biggest online retailer reported a profit of $79 million, or 17 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30,...

  • Amazon to hire 100k seasonal positions Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Amazon to hire 100k seasonal positions

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on seasonal hiring at retail companies.

  • Funding youth sports: DKS CEO Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    Funding youth sports: DKS CEO

    Ed Stack, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO, discusses how budget cuts is impacting sports programs in schools and what his company is doing to try and gap the shortfall. Also, Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman & CEO, Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe CEO, weigh in on the future of retail.

  • Wal-Mart warning signals Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Wal-Mart warning signals

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman & CEO; Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe CEO; and Ed Stack, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO, discuss Wal-Mart, consumer spending, the jobs picture and how technology is changing the retail experience.

  • What younger consumers want: Gilt Groupe CEO Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    What younger consumers want: Gilt Groupe CEO

    It's about making an authentic connection, says Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe CEO, weighing in on what millennials want from their shopping connection.

  • Keeping up with consumers Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Keeping up with consumers

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman & CEO; Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe CEO; and Ed Stack, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO, discuss the changing retail landscape and upcoming holiday shopping season.