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Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch

NEW YORK - Tag Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker that is part of the French luxury goods group LVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch on Monday designed with Google and Intel...

11 Nov 2015 10:00


Google adding 'buy' buttons to mobile search ads

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is looking to make it easier for people to shop while using its website, launching a trial run of a feature allowing smartphone users make online purchases from their search results...

16 Jul 2015 13:00


DKNY's Donna Karan steps down

NEWSWATCH: Sixty-six-year-old Donna Karan of high-end fashion brand Donna Karan International announced on Tuesday her decision to step down as chief designer, remaining as an advisor, but dedicating more time to her mass-market Urban Zen line and its Foundation.

1 Jul 2015 09:10


Walmart earnings dip but beat expectations

NEW YORK - Walmart Stores reported a rise in comparable sales at US stores in the third quarter on Tuesday but earnings dipped due in part to the strong dollar...

18 Nov 2015 11:55


Apple hit on sales worries as US shares edge lower

NEW YORK - Wall Street extended losses in early trade on Tuesday with Apple shares pressing lower on a report suggesting iPhone 6s sales are weaker than hoped...

11 Nov 2015 10:25


Apple sees off bag-search US lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has defeated a class action lawsuit from its California store employees seeking back pay for the time taken to undergo checks of their bags when leaving for the day...

9 Nov 2015 09:40


Groupon takes fresh hit as new CEO outlines strategy

SAN FRANCISCO - Take another discount on the stock price: Groupon fell hard on Wednesday as the company's new chief executive laid out his strategy in the face of a weakening sales...

5 Nov 2015 08:10


Amazon opens first physical bookstore

SAN FRANCISCO - US online giant Amazon, which has led the bookselling industry's shift to the Internet, opens its first physical bookstore on Tuesday...

5 Nov 2015 07:15


Coca-Cola, PepsiCo spar over Chobani stake

NEW YORK - US soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are among the companies competing for a minority stake in Greek yogurt maker Chobani, a person familiar with the process said Tuesday...

14 Oct 2015 15:35


Facebook business pages closer to becoming online shops

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook pages moved closer to replacing small business websites Tuesday, announcing features designed to make it easier for shops to hawk their wares...

10 Sep 2015 10:45


Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food

NEW YORK, USA: Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai supplier that uses slave labour...

1 Sep 2015 10:00


Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

SAN FRANCISCO - Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers...

30 Jul 2015 12:00


Retail startup set for takeoff next week

ASPEN -, a well-funded US startup which aims to shake up online retailing with new ways to cut prices, is set for launch next week, its chief executive said...

14 Jul 2015 16:20


P&G to spin off beauty brands to Coty in US$12.5bn deal

NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble (P&G) plans to sell 43 beauty and fragrance brands to Coty in a deal valuing the assets at about US$12.5 billion, the companies announced Thursday...

13 Jul 2015 09:45


High demand for SA's crafts, home decor

ATLANTA - There is an increase in demand for South Africa's distinct superior quality handcrafts and an array of elegant home decor products in the American market, according to South African crafters and designers...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 9 Jul 2015 12:00


Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky to launch in the US

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, the 100% single grain whisky, is to launch in the US this month when it makes its debut in Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri...

3 Jul 2015 11:55


eBay-PayPal breakup set for July

NEW YORK - US online giant eBay said its board approved the planned spinoff of its PayPal online payments unit, which will trade as an independent company 20 July...

30 Jun 2015 12:10


Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.

25 Jun 2015 08:48


South African food chains in UK examined on CNN Marketplace Africa

Yesterday on CNN Marketplace Africa, CNN correspondent Rosie Tomkins explored how South African restaurants in particular are staking their claim in the UK food market...

23 Jun 2015 11:00


US bans 'unsafe' trans fats in food

WASHINGTON: Artificial trans fats found in everything are not safe to eat and must be removed from food in the next three years...

18 Jun 2015 12:35

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