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Amazon tightens delivery process

First ‘sortation’ center opens: To boost Sunday delivery

Subscriber onlyAs Mike Roth steps into Amazon.com's newest warehouse in Kent, he spreads his arms wide and asks what is different about this facility from the 96 other warehouses the Web giant operates around the world. Continue reading...

House-hunting firm out to rule online segment

Real estate interests keep eye on Zillow-Trulia talks

Subscriber onlyA Zillow purchase of Trulia would create a dominant search website for U.S. house hunters, reshaping an online industry the companies helped popularize. Continue reading...

Startup social networks want to share wealth, not just posts

Subscriber onlyFacebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -- except the money those posts produce. Continue reading...

NYC mayor seeks to bridge Net divide

Subscriber onlyEvery evening, when New York's Bronx Library Center closes at 9, a group of young people carrying mobile phones clusters outside its entrance on a busy commercial street. They are there to access the Internet through a wireless signal leaking from inside. Continue reading...

Technology news in brief

Subscriber onlyIBM opens Watson to consumer testing NEW YORK -- IBM is putting its Watson natural-language technology to the test with consumers on a wide scale for the first time. Continue reading...

Back-to-school shopping bill to rise 5% to $670 per family

Subscriber onlyRetail experts expect 2014 back-to-school shopping receipts to jump 5 percent to $670 per household over last year's spending. Continue reading...

U.S. economy said to leave recession sluggish but hardy

Subscriber onlyOut of a seemingly hollow recovery from the recession, a more durable, if still slow-growing, U.S. economy has emerged. Continue reading...

Big companies renting homes getting bigger

Smaller rivals who bought foreclosures looking to sell

Subscriber onlyAlexander Philips joined the rush to buy foreclosed U.S. homes four years ago, spending $40 million on houses in California and Nevada to operate as rentals. Now his firm, Twinrock Partners LLC, is getting ready to sell. Continue reading...

N.Y. capital city nears oil-hub status

Bakken shale boom sends crude 1,800 miles to Albany terminals for shipping

Subscriber onlyAlbany, New York's capital city, is becoming a rival to U.S. energy hubs such as Houston and Cushing, Okla., as oil-terminal operator Global Partners LP pushes an expansion plan after already quadrupling its capacity. Continue reading...

Orders resurgent for durable goods

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Continue reading...

Grocery store family feud sparks revolt by workers

Subscriber onlyWEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. Continue reading...

Visa, Amazon reports chill Dow

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Continue reading...

Longer terms urged in Madoff case

5 aides in Ponzi scheme show no remorse, prosecutors say

Subscriber onlyFive former aides to Bernard Madoff who prosecutors said have shown a "galling" lack of remorse since being convicted of fraud were to be sentenced next week for propelling the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyNYC's Subway Inn to shut after 77 years Continue reading...

Ford's 2nd-quarter profit up 6%

It beats expectations; GM doesn’t as it grapples with recalls

Subscriber onlyDEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. on Thursday beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years. Continue reading...

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