Amazon's quest to dominate the online shopping experience expanded into Etsy's territory today with the launch of Handmade at Amazon, an online bazaar where artisans can sell their homemade goods.
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, a figure consistent with job growth.
Wall Street fell on Thursday morning, hours ahead of the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's September meeting that could provide some insight into the central bank's decision to keep interest rates steady.
Interest-rate policy in some advanced economies increasingly resembles a stopped clock. Markets could be in for a surprise if it starts ticking again.
All those deals that consumers that have come to love - and in many cases, expect - are taking a toll on the industry's holiday spending projections.