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Target Expands Subscription Service Tenfold

Target is vastly expanding the goods that are available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. The nation’s second-largest discounter first dabbled with subscriptions last September, trying to win over haggard parents with 150 baby care products.

04/17/2014

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Good Question: Why Are There So Many Mean, Anonymous Commenters Online?

Novelist Anne Rice, best known for her books about vampires, has signed onto a petition asking Amazon.com to stop allowing people to post anonymous reviews. In an interview with the Guardian, Rice says the “anti-author gangsters” make her a victim of bullying.

03/06/2014

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Good Question: Could Drone Delivery Really Take Off?

On CBS’ 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a plan to deliver packages within 30 minutes by unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Amazon’s “Prime Air’ service could be used for packages which weigh less than five pounds, and can only be sent to destinations that are within 10 miles of an Amazon distribution center. Bezos said he hopes the service could be ready in four years. “I know this looks like science fiction,” Bezos said. “It’s not.” So, how realistic is this idea?

12/02/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Black Friday Creep

Last year there was a furor over Target opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Target will open one hour earlier on Thanskgiving. It is of course not just Target; almost every major retailer this year is opening on Thanksgiving Day. Even one of last year’s big holdouts — Macy’s — will open at 6 p.m.

11/16/2013

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Target, Best Buy Join ‘Thanksgiving Creep’

More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.

11/11/2013

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Amazon Drops Minn. Affiliate Bloggers To Avoid Tax

Minnesota bloggers who push products for Amazon say a new law could run them out of business. In order to avoid paying millions in sales tax to the state, Amazon sent notice to its Minnesota bloggers that they will soon be kicked out of a program that pays them for connecting people to the online retailer.

06/18/2013

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Good Question: Does Price Matching Really Save Us Money?

Second to the cart, the smartphone might be the most common shopping accessory.

01/08/2013

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Target Unveils Year-Round Online Price Match

Target Corp. said Tuesday that its pledge to match prices of select online rivals this past holiday season is now a year-round promise.

01/08/2013

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Wish Lists For Christmas Are Going Digital

When it comes to letters to Santa, some are ditching the pen and paper and looking to their tablets and smartphones instead.

12/10/2012

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Holiday Shopping Online: Sites For Cyber Monday And Beyond

The money has to go a little further this year. Here are some of our favorite sites to visit for deals on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season.

11/07/2012

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Target To Match Some Rivals’ Online Prices

Target Corp. says that for the first time it will match prices that customers find on identical products at select online competitors this holiday season.

10/16/2012

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Good Question: How Can Online Retailers Ship Same Day?

The one thing you can’t get when you shop online is instant gratification. Now the gratification is getting closer to instant.

10/09/2012

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Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Counterfeit Phones Online

A 39-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit and refurbished cell phones online, saying they were brand new.

07/24/2012

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide For All Budgets

Father’s Day is fast approaching. But don’t fret; CBS Local did the browsing for you. Find dad-friendly gifts for any budget.

06/07/2012

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Target Phasing Out Amazon’s Kindle

Target Corp. is phasing out Amazon.com Inc.’s e-reader Kindle at its more than 1,700 stores and its website.

05/02/2012

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