NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down recently with Franklin Foer to discuss Foer's new book, “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”…
By Sam Lane
Is traditional retail dead? There have been more store closings this year than any since the Great Recession, with retailers filing for bankruptcy at a record pace. And yet online retailers like Amazon and Warby Parker are adding brick-and-mortar stores.
By PBS NewsHour
Amazon issued a recall for some eclipse glasses sold on its internet marketplace, but did not publicly list the offending vendors or brands.
By Nsikan Akpan
The biggest online retailer’s entry into this market may lead to efficiency gains, but the cost would be dear in terms of further severing the link between patients and actual pharmacists.
By C. Michael White
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In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump met with leaders of tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook, saying he will personally be there for them. During the campaign, he chastised the industry for sending jobs overseas. Also, short-term…
On Monday, Amazon forayed into the brick and mortar grocery industry with the launch of Amazon Go. But the high-tech market could drastically change shopping and eventually eliminate the need for millions of cashiers.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
In just two decades, the world has lost about a tenth of its wilderness, according to a new study.
By Corinne Segal and Daniel Moritz-Rabson
A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution, selling for $1, reached the Top 10 best-selling book list on Amazon Saturday afternoon.
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Online businesses have long contended that collecting taxes in the 45 states that tax retail sales would be too burdensome. But states say that argument is outdated because new software can calculate the tax and about half the states have…
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