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Global president of Christie's Jussi Pylkkanen, right, taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale at $75 million of Claude Monet's "Nympheas en fleur" during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection. That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More deliveries and higher revenue per package boosted first-quarter profit at UPS, but the company was hampered by rising costs as it upgrades its network to keep up with online shopping. United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that it earned $1.35 billion in the quarter, up 15...
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FILE- This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, in Wayne, N.J. Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 million to buy Toys R Us’s Canadian operations in bankruptcy. According to court papers filed late Thursday, April 19, 2018, the bidder is taking on a role of a “stalking horse” in a court-approved auction set for Monday in New York. That means it could be outbid in the auction if other buyers come in with a higher offer. The bid from Fairfax surpassed the $215 million offer that Isaac Larian, the CEO of privately held toy company MGA Entertainment, made last week. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 21, 2018 - 8:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business. Its German branch said in a statement Saturday that Smyths Toys has signed an agreement to...
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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley speaks outside the Supreme Court after the court hears oral arguments on a case involving a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases on state's sales tax collection, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota v. Wayfair is a case arguing about whether a rule the Supreme Court announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 17, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don't always get charged sales tax when they hit "checkout" online. The justices were hearing arguments in a case that deals with how businesses collect sales tax on online purchases...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 17, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on arguments in a Supreme Court case about businesses' collection of sales tax on purchases made on the internet: 11:30 a.m. Some Supreme Court justices are sounding concerned about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don't get charged sales tax on some...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 16, 2018 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 15, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 15, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online purchases. At issue is a rule saying that businesses don't have to collect state sales taxes when those businesses ship to a state where they don't have an office, warehouse or other...
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This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse of Walmart’s broader efforts to redesign its site with a focus on fashion and home furnishing. (Walmart via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, is the first glimpse of the company's broader campaign to redesign its site with a focus...
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Amazon Prime Now bags full of groceries are loaded for delivery by a part-time worker outside a Whole Foods store, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. Amazon, which owns Whole Foods, plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership. Amazon.com Inc. said deliveries started Thursday in Austin, Texas; Cincinnati; Dallas; and Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 08, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods — and Margot Good might never visit the organic grocery chain again. "I can stay in my pajamas at home and have them deliver me my groceries," she said Thursday after learning about the new service outside a Cincinnati location. The online...
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