online commerce

How an Oil Baron's Heir Cleaned Up a Slimy Internet Scam

For the past decade, a few clever companies have been running an online scheme that tricked consumers into joining so-called membership clubs and charged their credit cards without their consent. But thanks to Sen. John Rockefeller, the era of this $1.4 billion con is coming to an end.

Who's Next on Amazon's Acquisition List?

The rumors that e-tail giant Amazon is looking to buy Quidsi, parent company of, have proven true. But Jeff Bezos isn't likely to stop there, and and could be easy pickings.

Amazon: Stronger Quarter but Trimmer Outlook's reported first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's estimates. But in looking ahead at the next quarter, the online retailing giant warned it won't look as rosy as analysts had projected.