The electronics retailer wants to combat 'showrooming' by lowering online prices, but competing with the e-commerce giant won't be easy.
US private-sector payrolls expand by 162,000. Service sector picks up in September. But in China and Europe, data is weak. Also, uncertainty about the timing of Spain's bailout is causing jitters. Best Buy may be up for an $11 billion buyout.
The distressed company can try to rearrange the deck chairs, but its ship seems lost.
The store's move to stop selling the e-reader will have only a minor impact on the online retailer's revenue.
After the company misses lofty iPhone 5 sales estimates, investors send shares lower. Analysts weigh in.
The country's largest retail chain is ditching Amazon's tablets, the latest sally in an ongoing battle between traditional big-box retailers and their online rivals.
Starboard's stake in the big-box retailer is useful only to traders, not long-term value investors.
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