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Amid retail slump, Amazon's flying high

Dec 26, 2008
The top online retailer says it's had its best holiday shopping season. How was Amazon able to buck the trend of one of the worst holiday retail periods ever? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Retail

When athletes must part with the prize

Dec 23, 2008
Sometimes paying the bills means parting with something valuable. For professional athletes, that could mean pawning that hard-earned -- but quite bedazzled -- championship ring. Dan Grech reports what's for sale.
Posted In: Internet

It's cheaper if it was taken into custody

Dec 23, 2008
Your local police department has to do something with all that confiscated evidence and those stolen goods that go without a claim. Why not benefit? Cash Peters visited the people at PropertyRoom.com, a police auction Web site.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

RIAA revises illegal-download fight

Dec 19, 2008
For years the Recording Industry Association of America has been suing netizens, accusing them of illegally sharing music files. But that era now seems to have met the fate of 8-tracks and cassettes. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Buy things at the real store, or else

Dec 12, 2008
A new ad campaign encourages consumers to shop at their local real-life stores as opposed to the Internet. The TV spot highlights the consequences for the local market if they don't. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

The truncated life of an abridging site

Dec 5, 2008
Ever feel like there's not enough time in the day to read through all of your favorite periodicals? One net entrepreneur found a way to give us handy abridged versions. Sean Cole tells us why he had to close shop.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

Goldman looks to online banking

Dec 3, 2008
A couple of months ago the Wall Street powerhouse decided the investment banking wasn't such a good idea anymore. So it turned itself into a full-service operation. Now it reportedly is considering becoming an Internet banking start-up. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet, Investing, Wall Street

CNN makes a play on AP's turf

Dec 1, 2008
CNN is launching its own news wire service to compete with the long-established Associated Press. It's been in a beta trial run for a month. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Israelis, Palestinians join in start-up

Dec 1, 2008
Israeli and Palestinian techies are creating a new business that allows computer users to store all their data on the Internet. Daniel Estrin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Black Friday provided needed bang

Dec 1, 2008
The numbers for the Thanksgiving shopping weekend are in, and sales were up 17% from this time last year -- and the average consumer spent more, too. Jill Barshay explores why Black Friday wasn't so bleak.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

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