| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:30 AM
As the dispute between Amazon and Hachette dragged into its sixth week, the online retailer has turned its anti-shopping tactics against another target: Time Warner.
Forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Home Video, including "The Lego...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Amazon.com Inc. has joined the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service that is free of ads but light on songs.
Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know.
1. What is Hachette?
Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:10 AM
WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days.
"Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all.
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A single encouraging IPO can't cure all that's gone awry lately for Chinese stocks, the technology sector or the market for initial public offerings.
But the closely watched debut of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc. did more than its part...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Several years ago Miles Lambert of Williamsburg self-published two wine books—"Desert Island Wine" and "Tokaji Wine-Fame, Fate, Tradition."
He used a commercial press for printing and arranged for distribution through a wine guild that offered...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that’s closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you’re curious about something on a shelf but can’t find a salesperson to...
| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Despite warm winter weather and severe drought conditions across several states, La Caņada Flintridge-based Sport Chalet announced a $1.5 million in net income during its third quarter on Monday, the most profitable the retailer's seen since 2007.