E-commerce

Xiaomi's Founder, Chairman and CEO Jun Lei, speaks in front of a screen showing Jun Lei, right, celebrating with other company co-founders, at a news conference in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Xiaomi Corp. said it seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in its initial public offering next week that would value the Chinese smartphone maker at as much as $70.3 billion. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide hardware-and-services brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong...
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In this Nov. 11, 2017, photo, a child stands near the mascot for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and the words for "Be Number One" at the headquarters in Beijing, China. Google says Monday, June 18, 2018, it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 18, 2018 - 4:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google's shopping service, giving JD.com access to...
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Founder and chairman of Alibaba Jack Ma arrives for signing the memorandums of understanding linked to the investment in Thailand, during a press conference Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 19, 2018 - 6:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand as competition between online retailers heats up in fast-growing Southeast Asia. The founder of the online shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Thursday...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Walmart employee Kenneth White scans items while conducting an exercise during a Walmart Academy class session at the store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company's...
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A boy looks over a Black Friday sale item at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy's says it has "fully resolved" problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on "overcapacity" that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that would require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on in-state purchases — a defeat the state expected and welcomed in a case that eventually could have national implications for e-commerce. Attorney...
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July 06, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — QVC and Home Shopping Network, long known as bases for home shopping on TV, are combining further as they look at aggressive growth by Amazon and consumer buying shifting even more online. Liberty Interactive Corp., which owns QVC and already has 38 percent of HSN, will buy the rest...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — QVC and Home Shopping Network, two of the most well-known home-shopping hubs, are combining further as they look at aggressive growth by Amazon and consumer shopping habits shifting to internet-based retail. Liberty Interactive Corp., which owns QVC and already owns 38 percent of...
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