Online shopping

A worker talks on his cellphone as he uses his laptop computer at the command center at the headquarters of e-commerce retailer JD.com in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 11, 2018 - 9:52 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers in China have shattered last year's record of $24 billion in sales on the country's annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its 10th year. The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the U.S. for online purchases made on a single day. This...
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July 28, 2018 - 3:22 pm
BURLINTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont airport is displaying 7-foot-tall (2.1-meter-tall) maple syrup jugs to remind travelers they can buy the state staple online instead of losing it at security when their liquids get confiscated. The Free Press reports Burlington International Airport celebrated the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 21, 2018 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules,...
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June 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by GWS Auctions, Inc. shows a private jet once owned by Elvis Presley, on a runway in New Mexico. The private jet that sat on the runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced that the plane with red velvet seats had returned to the market after its current owner bought it last year for $430,000. (GWS Auctions, Inc. via AP, File)
June 18, 2018 - 2:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:31 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the winning bid for a lunch with investor Warren Buffett (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An anonymous bidder has offered more than $3.3 million to win a private lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 7:54 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night at 9:30 p...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia, Amazon said in a statement on Friday June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...
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Venus, rear right, and Serena Williams of the U.S. return a shot against Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 30, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Serena Williams has opened an online shop for her fashion line. She announced the venture with a series of tweets that described the path she took from the original idea more than a decade ago to Wednesday's launch. "I...
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Global president of Christie's Jussi Pylkkanen, right, taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale at $75 million of Claude Monet's "Nympheas en fleur" during an auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection. That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer...
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