Forget the chocolate: Advent calendars go for booze, cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Advent calendars are hitting the bottle. The cardboard calendars, typically filled with chocolates, are now being stuffed with cans of beer and bottles of wine. Other...

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. The online retail giant held the promise of ...

Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each wil...

Form Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon...

Amazon drops $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping. Typically, Amazon shoppers need to spend $...

Amazon's new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to get more kids thinking about become computer engineers. The company launched a program Thursday that aims to teach more than 10 million students a yea...

Picking out a new sofa? Sites offer design advice for cheap

NEW YORK (AP) — Hiring an interior designer is expensive, and the chances of an HGTV host bursting through your doors are slim. But several sites have made it more affordable to get design help withou...

Amazon's profit soars, but revenue disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's profit soared to nearly $3 billion in the third quarter, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service. But the online retailer's revenue didn't meet...

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

NEW YORK (AP) — Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to recruit its sellers. In the lawsuit, eBay says Amazon re...

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise. The company said...

Amazon's $15 an hour a win? Not so, some veteran workers say

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out. Thos...

7-year-old toy reviewer on YouTube becomes a toy himself

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven-year-old Ryan drew millions of views reviewing toys on YouTube. Now, he's become a toy himself. Walmart is selling action figures in his likeness, putty with hi...

Walmart's Jet.com to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. Jet says Nike sneaker, clothi...

What's in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon s...

What's in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon s...