Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

...pay pay down debt or bills like utilities.Wal-Mart also is facing fierce competition from the likes of online king Amazon.com, dollar stores and grocers. It's also dealing with a shift among shoppers seeking the convenience of small stores...

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

...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

...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...

Deal could make Amazon.com the Wal-Mart of Web

NEW YORK -- Amazon.com shook the Internet community on Tuesday...shopping-cart full of household items. While Amazon.com executives downplayed the suggestion...passionate about Internet stocks was Amazon.com's announcement it planned to issue...

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Tesla plugs into new market with home battery system

...probably be more promising for Tesla during the next few years than residential customers.Several businesses, including Amazon.com and Target, plan to use Tesla's battery storage system on a limited basis. Southern California Edison is already...

Google unveils cheapest Chromebooks yet as Microsoft slashes price on Surface Pro 3 tablet

...Haier. Hisense's Chromebook can be ordered beginning Tuesday at Walmart.com and Haier's version can be bought at Amazon.com.Their arrival coincides with Microsoft's rollout of a lower-priced Surface tablet in an effort to reach students...

Diet pill alli back in stores after recall

...mid-February through Drugstore.com and other online retailers. Since late January, it's been available for preorders on Amazon.com, where Glaxo says it was the top-selling diet item during the first pre-order week.GlaxoSmithKline says alli...

Book notes

...Future of Espionage is written by Jane Singer and John Stewart and published by Lyons Press. It's available from amazon.com ($20.25) and Barnes & Noble."Much of the action is in Georgia ? Savannah, Macon, Atlanta, Athens, and...

Amazon, Hachette end dispute

...high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.Amazon and Hachette...to release their work elsewhere.Hachette sales on Amazon.com, the country's biggest bookseller and dominant e-book...

Shopgirl: The Major Rager isn't some wild beer party

...placed through Amazon for that specific product.You have a window of time to cancel, and you can't place another order until the first is delivered (to cut down any duplicate orders). Check it out at amazon.com/oc/dash-button.