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What Stores Do With $90 Billion in Merchandise Returns
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Retailers still celebrating their strongest holiday sales in years now face the less-pleasant task of disposing of billions of dollars in returned merchandise. Often, retailers offload rejected clothes, appliances and toys for pennies on the dollar through a vast ecosystem of resellers,...
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Exclusive: Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of India's Flipkart - sources
ReutersSankalp Phartiyal
MUMBAI () - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) is in talks to buy a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in Asia’s third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on...
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Walmart in talks to buy more than 40 percent of Flipkart: Sources
The Economic Times of IndiaSankalp Phartiyal
MUMBAI: Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia's third-largest economy, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. In what would...
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E-commerce firm Mercado Libre to open distribution centers in Mexico
Reuters
MEXICO CITY () - Mercado Libre, Latin America’s home-grown e-commerce firm, said on Thursday that it would open two large distribution centers in Mexico as part of an effort to improve its logistics in the country. Buenos Aires-based Mercado Libre said it...
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Brazil opens public consultation on biodiesel auction guidelines
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) opened a 45-day public consultation to discuss the improvement of specific guidelines for biodiesel auctions on February 14, published in MME Ordinance No. 476, August 15, 2012. The notice of the consultation is...
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Prince Collaborator Selling 'Soft and Wet' Songwriting Stake on eBay
Rolling StoneDaniel Kreps
Amid the bevy of Prince auctions offering clothing, handwritten lyrics and other ephemera from Paisley Park, a former Minnesota studio owner is offering a truly unique item on eBay: A co-songwriting credit on Prince's first solo single "Soft and Wet." Chris Moon,...
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Billionaires gone wild
Columbia Journalism ReviewAlex Pareene
The American media landscape, like the rest of the country, is being reshaped by the whims of the ultra-rich
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The sudden death of the website
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You may not know me or even my company, LivePerson, but you’ve certainly used my invention. In 1995, I came up with the technology for those chat windows that pop up on websites. Today, more than 18,000 companies around the world, including...
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EBay Wants to Make Online Shopping More Fun
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EBay Inc. will roll out new augmented reality features this year to make buying and selling goods on the website more engaging, and is exploring a credit program for sellers to encourage them to keep their money on the platform. The San...
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