| Mar 8, 2014
Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them.
The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley.
Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more sales than Amazon and EBay combined, has decided to go public on Wall Street after months of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today's long list has free Starbucks coffee with purchase of a breakfast sandwich, a $100 gift card when you test drive a Cadillac and savings at stores, restaurants and fun things to do.
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| Mar 17, 2014
Cards Against Humanity, the edgy card game that has topped toy and game sales on Amazon for several years, will soon be available in select retail stores, the game's creators plan to announce Wednesday at an industry trade show in Las Vegas.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - China's online giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo are both setting courses for share flotations on stock markets in the U.S.
Both companies have significant relations with the media and entertainment sectors.
Alibaba, an e-commerce behemoth with...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey, who had been riding her...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Amazon is again edging into the art market. The e-tailer, better known for peddling books and electronics, on Tuesday launched Amazon Arts, with masterpieces by Andy Warhol and Claude Monet up for sale.
Amazon said in a statement that it aims to bring...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Toms, the Los Angeles company known for donating a pair of shoes for each set it sells, has a new do-gooder initiative: an e-commerce hub dedicated to socially conscious goods.
The marketplace, which launched Tuesday on Toms' website just in time for...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse.
The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...