business

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Amazon Loses Q2 Profit, Eyes Long-Term Gains

In a recent earnings report, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that quarterly profit in the second quarter fell 77 percent, its lowest profit in nearly two years. The online retail giant said it is focusing on where all that money is being spent, namely on expansion of existing [...]Read more
blue-apron
 

Blue Apron’s IPO Faces Huge Challenges

If a company was spending a quarter of its revenue to find customers that cost about $94 each to buy a subscription-based product with a price tag of about $10 a person, many investors would be afraid to go near it. If they learned an estimated 60 percent of customers stopped [...]Read more
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What the Charter and Comcast Deal Means for You

By all indicators, this will be a big year when it comes to mergers of all sizes. Companies are consolidating, rearranging and rebranding in an effort to remain competitive in a world where the goalposts are constantly moving. So, when the news of a Charter and Comcast deal hit [...]Read more
hotel-loyalty-program
 

Hotels Look to Funnel Travel Site Bookings

Once, hotels and travel-booking sites had a sort of symbiotic relationship. Travel sites like Travelocity and Expedia would market aggressively and draw in customers who could choose from a list of available hotels, and the hotels would pay a commission for any customers who were [...]Read more
 

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