Price war

Is Amazon Kicking Off Another E-Reader Price War? kicked off an e-reader price war last summer, and another may be in store. The company announced Monday that it would cut its price on a new Kindle that will display ads. Will readers accept advertising in their e-books to get the deal? And will Amazon's competitors follow its lead?

Walmart Slashes Toy Prices as Holidays Competition Heats Up

Walmart slashed toy prices ahead of the holiday season in a bid to gain the edge on low-cost rival Target Corp. When Wal-Mart learned that many of its toy prices were higher than Target%u2019s, Wal-Mart revised prices downwards, The Wall Street Journal said.

Quarter of Votes Withheld as Michael Dell Reelected Company CEO

Michael Dell, founder and CEO of computer maker Dell Inc. (DELL), was reelected to the company%u2019s board with over 25% of the votes withholding support, as investor hostility to his tenure mounts. At a meeting on Aug. 12, 377.8 million out of 1.5 billion votes withheld support for Michael Dell, Reuters reported. Of the 11 directors that were reelected, Michael Dell received the least votes in favor of his election.

WSJ Slashes Prices as Murdoch Aims at NY Times

Rupert Murdoch has a history of contrarian gambles that pay off big. But with newspaper advertising in a historic slump and online ad spend overtaking print for the first time, is the price war a smart move at this time?