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  • Jan 28- Inc's holiday quarter profit missed Wall Street's estimates by a wide margin as the world's No. 1 online retailer faced rising operating costs and growth slowed in its cloud services business. Fourth-quarter net profit rose to $482 million, or $1.00 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31- marking its largest quarterly profit on record- up from...

  • Jan 28- E-commerce giant Inc reported a 21.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong holiday-period shopping and robust growth in its cloud services business. The world's biggest online retailer said its profit rose to $482 million, or $1.00 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.31 from $214 million, or 45 cents per share, a year...

  • Jan 28- Strong holiday sales helped e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat forecasts on Thursday with a 32 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, but it was not immune from China's slowdown. Alibaba's U.S.-listed shares fell by 2.1 percent to $68 at 1458 GMT following the results. "Revenue was better than expected," Wedbush Securities analyst Gil Luria...

  • Gross merchandise volume, or the total value of goods transacted on its platforms on China retail marketplaces, rose 23 percent to 964 billion yuan, its slowest annual growth rate in more than three years. It offered $3.7 billion to become sole owner of Youku Tudou Inc, known as China's YouTube. But the majority of Alibaba's revenue still comes from China's online...

  • More empty storefronts at the mall

    Occupancy at malls is declining for the first time since the recession, according to research by Green Street Advisors.

  • Amazon's strong holiday sales should boost revenues

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy provides a preview of Street expectation for Amazon's first quarter.

  • A sign is posted in front of the eBay headquarters in San Jose.

    EBay reported no growth in revenue in the holiday quarter, during which it faced intense competition from bigger e-commerce rival

  • A man reads an article about drug lord Joaquin Guzman, aka 'El Chapo', showing a picture of him and actor Sean Penn, on the website of Rolling Stone magazine.

    This LA men's clothing company saw a sudden boost in sales because of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

  • The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Daniel Schulman, chief executive of PayPal at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Seven months after PayPal's spin-off from e-commerce giant eBay, the transition is going smoother than many might have thought, the CEOs tell CNBC.

  • Mobile app for Five Guys restaurant

    Global merchant bank The Raine Group has invested $40 million dollars in Olo, a digital ordering and delivery company for multi-location restaurants.

  • Frustrated shopper

    Retailers are having trouble aligning their inventories with their marketing messages.

  • Online holiday sales reach $83B

    Online retail sales hit a record high in November and December, topping expectations

  • Meet Snapdeal, the Alibaba of India

    Anand Chandrasekaran, chief product officer at Snapdeal, talks about his e-commerce company, which is an online marketplace selling products across India.

  • A poster displayed the window of The Art of Shaving store in New York City.

    Fewer clean-shaven male faces are giving rise to a new archetype that's becoming a coveted market demographic in its own right — bearded men.

  • Amazon sets its sights on the high seas

    Amazon wants to cut out the shipping middleman by registering with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to become a licensed ocean freight forwarder, reports CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • The future of retail

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, discusses retail strategies and how companies can achieve a return on capital.

  • Pedestrians pass a JC Penney store in New York.

    J.C. Penney's same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and higher online sales.

  • Amazon reports 23 million items ordered on Cyber Monday

    Sellers on the online retail site received orders for more than 23 million items on Cyber Monday.

  • Barrier of entry to online retail is high: CEO

    Ulric Jerome, CEO of online luxury fashion retailer, discusses his company's business model.