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SEATTLE (AP) -'s stock fell more than 8 percent...Thursday night. The move, according to spokesman Bill Curry, is an internal...But most analysts still consider to be the long-term player in the...
Amazon opens its first bookstore as extension of website shopping, the company said in a statement.It will offer as many as 6,000 top-rated titles, culled from customer ratings, sales, pre-orders and other factors.The Seattle-based company did not explain its strategy...
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Wal-Mart stock plunges after profit warning

...Wal-Mart Stores Inc. works to fix its business amid pressure from rivals including traditional grocers, dollar stores and At its annual meeting in New York City Wednesday, CEO Doug McMillon sought to reassure investors that that the profit...
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Parent of Columbia House files for bankruptcy protection it almost instantly while making it more portable than ever.Around the same time, online marketplaces like and eBay were taking off and Netflix offered unlimited DVD rentals through the mail. Big retailers like Wal-Mart...
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Bezos' space company to build, launch rockets 2011. Florida beat out four other states for Blue Origin.Bezos, who grew up in Miami, made his fortune from, which he founded in 1994. Blue Origin was born six years later."I always tell people, if my only goal were to...
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Amazon: Delivery by drone in 30 minutes is coming

...the way people shop for items they need quickly, said Paul E. Misener, vice president of global public policy for"If a consumer wants a small item quickly, instead of driving to go shopping or causing delivery automobiles to...
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RadioShack keeps the lights on in Juneau

...News reported that RadioShack's finances has been unstable for years as consumers turned to competitors - Best Buy,, and Sprint - to buy electronics and cell phones. RadioShack then struggled to capitalize on its niche in the market...
Up Alaska's alternate revenue stream without a paddle

...already just to make the auto-sender stop auto-sending. I'm envisioning something along the lines of an LL Bean or, only Alaskan. AK Bean? Great Alaskan Mail-Order/Online Retail Company? That's the one. I've...
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...get his Alaska history book, "Journey to Statehood," published as an ebook, Hewitt said. It's available now on Seward statue will be a continuation of his work now that he's gone, Hewitt said."We're going to miss him...
S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...President Jefferson Davis from their state Capitol's rotunda.Big businesses also took action: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Inc., EBay Inc., Target Corp. and Sears Holding Corp. announced they would no longer sell merchandise featuring...
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