Unlike most digital startups, flash-sale site Zulily ignores top brands and fickle teens in favor of boutique products and reliable moms who increasingly shop online for fun.
Mark Zuckerberg has held on to control since starting the company in his college dorm room.
The world's largest express carrier and cargo shipper is a global bet on an economic snapback.
The marketer likes to tilt the odds heavily in favor of its insiders, in the market as well as on the playing board. It's a disaster in the making.
The retail giant's investment in Chinese e-commerce company Yihaodian is a hint of more to come.
Groupon could be a tough act to follow.
The company may be rethinking its IPO plans, and that's probably a good thing.
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The chain is selling tobacco for the first time this year, and it's paying off big-time.
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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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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.