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Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

posted: 07/28/2014 8:43 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

posted: 07/28/2014 7:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

Amazon tightens delivery process

posted: 07/28/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

As Mike Roth steps into Amazon.com's newest warehouse in Kent, he spreads his arms wide and asks what is different about this facility from the 96 other warehouses the Web giant operates around the world.

House-hunting firm out to rule online segment

posted: 07/28/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A Zillow purchase of Trulia would create a dominant search website for U.S. house hunters, reshaping an online industry the companies helped popularize.

Startup social networks want to share wealth, not just posts

posted: 07/28/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -- except the money those posts produce.

NYC mayor seeks to bridge Net divide

posted: 07/28/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Every evening, when New York's Bronx Library Center closes at 9, a group of young people carrying mobile phones clusters outside its entrance on a busy commercial street. They are there to access the Internet through a wireless signal leaking from inside.

Technology news in brief

posted: 07/28/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

IBM opens Watson to consumer testing NEW YORK -- IBM is putting its Watson natural-language technology to the test with consumers on a wide scale for the first time.

Back-to-school shopping bill to rise 5% to $670 per family

posted: 07/27/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Retail experts expect 2014 back-to-school shopping receipts to jump 5 percent to $670 per household over last year's spending.

U.S. economy said to leave recession sluggish but hardy

posted: 07/27/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the recession, a more durable, if still slow-growing, U.S. economy has emerged.

Big companies renting homes getting bigger

posted: 07/27/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Alexander Philips joined the rush to buy foreclosed U.S. homes four years ago, spending $40 million on houses in California and Nevada to operate as rentals. Now his firm, Twinrock Partners LLC, is getting ready to sell.

N.Y. capital city nears oil-hub status

posted: 07/27/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Albany, New York's capital city, is becoming a rival to U.S. energy hubs such as Houston and Cushing, Okla., as oil-terminal operator Global Partners LP pushes an expansion plan after already quadrupling its capacity.

Orders resurgent for durable goods

posted: 07/26/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Grocery store family feud sparks revolt by workers

posted: 07/26/2014 1:50 a.m. Discuss

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.

Market report: Visa, Amazon reports chill Dow

posted: 07/26/2014 1:49 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Longer terms urged in Madoff case

posted: 07/26/2014 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Five former aides to Bernard Madoff who prosecutors said have shown a "galling" lack of remorse since being convicted of fraud were to be sentenced next week for propelling the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.

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