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Area retailers see bright holiday sales outlook

...That's what we do well. I think online you miss a little bit of that."With increasing competition from online retailers and national chains, Walker said it is crucial to attract consumers into shopping districts that are predominately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-05/area-retail
US services firms growing more quickly

...percent, appear to have bolstered the overall economy, as well as services firms. Each additional job means there are more Americans with paychecks and incomes to spend at shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and online retailers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-03/us-services-firms-growing-
Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal

...expectations. Shares fell nearly 13 percent in premarket trading.Barnes & Noble, beset by tough competition from online retailers like Amazon and discount stores like Wal-Mart, said in June that it plans to split off its money-losing Nook...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/barnes-noble-microsoft-end
Amazon, Hachette end dispute

...hundreds of authors from various publishers had condemned Amazon, and Hachette author Stephen Colbert mocked the online retailer, which prides itself on customer service. Meanwhile, Hugh Howey, J.A. Konrath and other writers published by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-13/amazon-hachette-end-disput
Postal Service adds Sunday delivery for holidays

...the range of about 450 to 470 million packages.The Postal Service says demand for package services has grown as online retailers ship more products to their customers.The struggling agency lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/postal-service-adds-sund
Macy's, Target, others offer speedy holiday delivery options, including overnight and same day

...Prime loyalty program, to more cities. In August it expanded from 4 to 12 cities on the East and West Coast.Other online retailers are offering same-day delivery, too. Google relaunched its Google Shopping service, which costs $10 a month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-24/macys-target-others-offer-
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

...Journal on Thursday.Wal-Mart is trying to rev up sluggish sales in the U.S. as it battles competition from online retailers, dollar stores and drugstores. At the same time, it's also dealing with a slowly recovering economy that hasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/wal-mart-tests-matching-pr
Wal-Mart to offer free shipping on top holiday items

...northwest Arkansas.Wal-Mart is trying to rev up sluggish sales in the U.S. as it battles competition from online retailers, dollar stores and drugstores. At the same time, it's also dealing with a slowly recovering economy that hasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/wal-mart-offer-free-shippi
Augustan self-publishes fantasy tale

...Hills magazine. Ascension is published through Amazon Digital Servi ces and is available as an ebook for $2.99 at online retailers, including amazon.com.'Colbert bump' helps 2nd Hachette writerNEW YORK - The "Colbert Bump" is becoming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-07-24/augustan-self-publishes-fant
Tilt ? swivel ? Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phone

...new ways to navigate, discover and, of course, shop ? all enabled by new features from the world's largest online retailer.That doesn't mean everyone should rush out to get a Fire phone.Many apps available for iPhones, Android and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/tilt-swivel-amazon-fire-of