The recruitment of a Microsoft executive involved in the Windows phone suggests that the online retailer is serious about introducing its own smartphone.
These profoundly challenged companies are experiencing a short-term rally after punishing long-term investors.
The bears have been prowling around the electronics and office products companies, while leaving some other retailers alone for a while.
Reed Hastings' miscalculations, stubborn way and penchant for hefty spending will doom his company.
Bloomberg pegs the deal at close to $1 billion, while the AllThingsD site estimates it as $200 million at most.
Manufacturing pay in China has nearly tripled over the past decade. A similar rise in the US would have factory workers cheering, though not without potential consequences.
The retailer mulls a plan to ask store customers to drop off online orders. Is it a way to compete with Amazon, or cut costs?
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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