Wal-Mart to test drive unlimited shipping

...shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon's popular $99 per year Prime service.Wal-Mart, the world's...would not offer features such as free video and music streaming that Amazon provides.

Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

...facing fierce competition from the likes of online king Amazon.com, dollar stores and grocers. It's also dealing...free-shipping service for $50 a year, undercutting Amazon's popular Amazon Prime, whose annual dues are $99.In Wal-Mart's...

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

TRACY, California - A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo...from sorting merchandise into bins at Amazon's massive distribution center in Tracy...It's made the job a lot easier."Amazon.com Inc., which faces its single biggest...

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

...stores in the next few years as the technology gets cheaper.This trend is a way stores aim to catch up to online rivals like Amazon.com that are able to gather information on which items shoppers browse and use that to recommend other products. The new...

Pair of books offer life-affirming -- and possibly life-changing -- messages

...family members. They will make fine Father's Day gifts. One final suggestion: After reading this uplifting book, go to amazon.com and write a review of Possibilities. Turner and Tara will be very appreciative. (The writer ? a retired U.S. Air...

Throwing Away the 'Retail Therapy' Crutch

...his bank. Another good strategy along these lines is to simply delete your credit card numbers from websites. Don't allow Amazon or other sites to store your credit card number. That way, if you decide to buy something there, it's going to take quite...

Amazon, Hachette end dispute

...conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.Amazon and Hachette announced a multiyear agreement...e-book revenues reportedly the key issue, Amazon had removed pre-order tags for Hachette...

Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses

NEW YORK - Amazon is taking aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing...credit or debit card payments via a secure Amazon network, the same one that processes Amazon...

Tilt ? swivel ? Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phone

...NEW YORK - What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such...about products.Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought...ideas. The Fire phone uses Android, but Amazon has modified it to the point that it's...

Out-of-patience investors sell of Amazon stock

NEW YORK - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on...company's profits.After all, when Amazon.com filed for its IPO 17 years ago...Synovus Trust portfolio manager, invests in Amazon. He has no current plans to sell, but...