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Recent articles by Ben Fox:

Amazon extends its holiday shopping window with one-day shipping and new stores

The online seller will let last-minute shoppers use its stores, same-day deliveries and grocery shipments on Dec. 24. → Read More

Walmart brings autonomous grocery deliveries to Houston

It teamed up with San Francisco startup Nuro as part of the project. → Read More

Cyber Monday sets records, boosted by purchasing on phones

Monday became the biggest e-commerce sales day in US history, with purchasing reaching as high as $12 million a minute. → Read More

Cyber Monday spending starts strong, on the way to biggest online sales day ever

This Cyber Monday is expected to shatter the current biggest online sales day in history. → Read More

Black Friday online sales surge, as consumers spend big to kick off the holidays

Cyber Monday e-commerce spending in the US is expected to shatter the one-day record. → Read More

Athena, a new anti-Amazon coalition, comes together to fight the e-commerce giant

The group is made up of dozens of immigrant and labor organizations who have often criticized Amazon's business practices. → Read More

Amazon Minnesota workers demand better protections from on-the-job injuries

The workers, who have repeatedly held demonstrations at their warehouse, are now calling for a new workplace safety committee. → Read More

eBay is selling StubHub tickets marketplace to Viagogo for $4 billion

The online retailer has been under pressure from activist investors to shake up its business. → Read More

eBay to sell StubHub tickets marketplace for $4 billion

The online retailer has been under pressure from activist investors to make changes. → Read More

Amazon's one-day shipping sets off new holiday retail war

Customers will start expecting even faster shipping, and that's a problem for smaller e-commerce companies. → Read More

Ahead of Black Friday, Amazon and Walmart set off a new battle over one-day shipping

Customers will expect even faster shipping, and that may be a problem for other e-commerce companies. → Read More

Demonstrators to scan public faces in DC to show lack of facial recognition laws

The move is part of activist group Fight for the Future's campaign against the use of facial recognition tech. → Read More

Lawmakers push antitrust regulators to do more on Big Tech's potential monopolies

A hearing with the Justice Department and FTC keeps up the attention on antitrust concerns swirling in the tech industry. → Read More

Amazon will launch new grocery store as alternative to Whole Foods

The company confirmed plans for a new store format after job openings were posted Monday. → Read More

You can now sell your NFL tickets directly to StubHub in seconds

The ticket marketplace plans to expand its Sell It Now feature to more sports, concerts and plays next year. → Read More

UPS drone delivers medicine from CVS straight to customers' homes

The flights were early tests of what could become a new way of shipping everything from prescriptions to shampoo. → Read More

Amazon slashes its Fresh grocery delivery monthly fee to $0

The change should challenge Walmart, the reported leader in online grocery. → Read More

Amazon now makes super-cheap items insanely easy to impulse buy

The company confirms that it quietly shrank its "Add-on items" program in recent months. → Read More

Amazon's next-day shipping ambitions are costing it a fortune

The latest quarterly earnings badly miss Wall Street's expectations, causing the stock to plummet. → Read More

Amazon announces three more renewable energy projects

The solar and wind farms are Amazon's first new deals since revealing the Climate Pledge. → Read More