Stories by Mae Anderson

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mobile growth spurs on Alibaba's revenue surge

NEW YORK — The cash register keeps ringing for Alibaba, and mobile growth is a key reason why.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

EBay thinking smaller as PayPal split looms

NEW YORK - The company says it is focusing on getting more people, and small- to mid-size businesses, to buy and sell items on its popular online marketplace.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Etsy stock surges in public debut on Nasdaq

NEW YORK - The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, March 27, 2015

From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

From Starbucks to Lululemon, a look at corporate missteps and their impact.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Comcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend

Comcast net income edges up, boosts dividend, plans share buyback.
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Hacking ring steals up to $1 billion from banks

NEW YORK - A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be ...
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Super Bowl ads too serious on tone

NEW YORK - Forget slapstick and sex in Super Bowl ads: This year, serious was the name of the game.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

NEW YORK — From American Eagle to Apple Stores, beacons are popping up everywhere. Are they a shopper’s best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?
By Mae Anderson

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

$2.5 billion expected to be spent on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK - After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Retailers offer speedy holiday delivery options

NEW YORK - A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Cook publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay," makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Mobile payment fight heats up as some retailers nix enabling terminals to work with Apple Pay.
By Mae Anderson

Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: Robots

The robots are coming: Lowe's enlists customer service bots to help shoppers find items.
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Out-of-patience investors selling off Amazon

NEW YORK - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own Web site: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook.
By Mae Anderson

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forcast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
By Mae Anderson

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Single PayPal likely to partner with eBay competitors

NEW YORK -- EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.
By Mae Anderson

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK - Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to ...
By Mae Anderson

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail ...
By Mae Anderson

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Amazon to buy Twitch

NEW YORK - Amazon is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
By Mae Anderson

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Amazon to offer mobile payment system

NEW YORK - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small ...
By Mae Anderson
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Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Depart­ment of Community Health.
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