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Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such ...

Noise Pop Day 2: The Fresh & the Only's Brief Review and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 04.30.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Day two of Noise Pop for me was very much a throwback to the heavy garage rock scene that I was once quite fond of. The Fresh & Onlys were originally formed in San Francisco back in 2008.

'Tis the Season to Pay it Forward, Thanks to Starbucks?!

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

Just weeks after a tongue-in-cheek ripping of Starbucks for its lame 'name on the cup' policy, I find myself giving the company massive props today fo...

2014... Reality Check

David Sable | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Digital is everything... but not everything is digital. My primary theme for 2014. Frankly, it has been the soapbox I have stood on since my first f...

What Is a Best Buy... Really

David Sable | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
David Sable

Have you ever heard of Hubert Joly? No worries -- no one else had either when he was named the CEO of Best Buy in mid 2012.

WATCH: Mobile Driving Retail's Transformation

Shawn Amos | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Something happened on the way to brick-and-mortar extinction: the mobile revolution. While the resurgence of specialty commerce speaks more to the va...

How Online Sales Tax May Benefit E-Commerce

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Eliyahu Federman

Competition is the essence of commerce. The only way businesses get stronger is if there is competition to do things better, faster or at lower cost. All that businesses can -- or should -- ask for is for the rules of competition to be fair to all parties.

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

PayPal Is Expanding Offline With MoneyGram

Drew Hendricks | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver
Drew Hendricks

The PayPal and MoneyGram marriage is a natural partnership that extends the reach of PayPal to brick-and-mortar outlets without having to conduct a single grand opening. But one has to wonder about the real benefit MoneyGram expects.

Which One's Cheaper?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.24.2012 | Money

Target is now cheaper than Walmart. According to study conducted by Bloomberg, Target's prices were cheaper than Walmart's by 0.46 percentage point...

Online Retailer Loses In Price War Battle With Walmart

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

In the price war between Walmart and Amazon, the brick-and-mortar chain has won the latest battle. Walmart prices both online and in stores are 20 ...

Brick + Mortar: The Next Santa Monica Hot Spot

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Tucked away, off charming Main Street in Santa Monica, is a hot new restaurant serving modern American cuisine in an indoor/outdoor setting.

Beyond Bookstores

nytimes.com | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kitson, a group of boutiques based in Los Angeles, is the kind of store that appears regularly in the tabloids for both its stylish clothes and its ce...

Gay Teens: It Gets Better, But What Can You Do In The Meantime?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Author and journalist Tomas Mournian's new book hidden tells the fictional story of Ahmed, a gay, middle eastern teen who escapes from a so-called "co...