Today's Market Winners and Losers

The stock market is mixed Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.08%, the Nasdaq up 0.17% and the S&P 500 down 0.01%. Today's...

Are E-commerce Sales Really So Good?

Research firm comScore reported about 2012 that: For the full year, U.S. retail e-commerce sales reached $186.2 billion, an increase of 15 percent -...

Week in Preview: Retail Earnings in the Spotlight

Many of America's best-known retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot and JCPenney, will be stepping into the earnings spotlight this week. Their reports come on the heels of disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department.

Borders Delays Payments to Gain Time

Borders says it will postpone January payments to many vendors to conserve cash, though the move may do no more than delay a prepackaged bankruptcy or breakup of the company.

Google to Launch E-Book Store

Google is joining the fray, finally entering the crowded world of e-books alongside Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. It is a little late to the party, but the world's largest search company has an inherent advantage over its competition.

Burkle Says He's Not After Control of B&N

Investor Ron Burkle, who's embroiled in a proxy fight at Barnes & Noble, says he doesn't want control of the bookseller. His Yucaipa Companies owns 18.8% of the company and claims in a letter that he wants Chairman Leonard Riggio's hold on Barnes & Noble broken.

Sony Slashes e-Reader Price

Sony has cut the price of its entry level e-reader by $30 to $169.99. Some predict prices could fall as low as $99 by next year.