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This is the most affordable time of year to visit the 39 most popular cities in the US

A recent study by travel-deals site Hipmunk identified the ideal time to visit the most popular travel destinations across the US, analyzing the average cost of airfare, the price of a three-night hotel stay, and weather temperatures.<p>In order to determine the most popular travel destinations, …

Flying

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

India

The Last BRIC Standing

A few weeks ago, Goldman Sachs (gs) finally conceded defeat for its BRICS fund, an investment vehicle focused on the hot emerging-markets bloc of …

India

The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in 2015

Game maker Supercell is the big winner on Adweek and Google's year-end YouTube Ads Leaderboard list for 2015, ranking the most-viewed commercials …

Advertising

Best Buy CEO on how to lead a corporate turnaround (without making employees hate you)

Exactly three years ago, as Hubert Joly, the then-new CEO of Best Buy, prepared to meet Wall Street for the first time to unveil his plan to rescue …

Employment

Delivery startup mania: Where is this all going?

When Amazon announced last week that it would launch one and two-hour alcohol and restaurant delivery in Seattle, there was something of a collective …

10 trends shaping the future of retail

Over the last few years alone, the retail industry has amassed a graveyard of sorts of companies that failed to stay ahead of rapid changes in …

Venture Capital

Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention

Investors are funding dozens of startups with plans to take the low-tech business of arranging cargo shipments online<p>By<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@eephillips_wsj<p>Erica.Phillips@wsj.com<p>Silicon Valley investors are piling into companies that want to drag the …

Venture Capital

Internet Retailer Valuation for Dummies

If you’re 1) curious to understand the factors that may have caused Amazon’s shares to pop 15% after it reported Q2 2015 earnings, and 2) follow …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

The Secrets of Unicorn Companies

And the 100 Most Scalable Organizations<p>We are in era of unprecedented value creation, and its symbol is the Unicorn — a company that rapidly gains to …

eCommerce

Is T.J. Maxx the best retail store in the land?

Consider Company X. Its annual sales—now $27.4 billion, or more than those of Estée Lauder, Hilton Worldwide, and Hershey combined—have risen 50% …

Who made your clothes? A ‘Slow Fashion’ revolution rises

On April 24, 2013, a garment factory collapsed at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. The incident led to the death of 1,129 workers — a tragedy that revealed …

Sustainability

11 perspectives on the future of brick-and-mortar retail stores

Last week, we asked readers for their predictions on what role they think brick-and-mortar stores will play in the future. We received many great …

What is the future of brick-and-mortar retail stores?

Feature<p>E-commerce is a disruptive threat to physical stores. Can retailers reinvent brick-and-mortar for the digital age?

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

Tomorrow’s Advance Man

Marc Andreessen’s plan to win the future.<p>On a bright October morning, Suhail Doshi drove to Silicon Valley in his parents’ Honda Civic, carrying a laptop with a twelve-slide presentation that was surely worth at least fifty million dollars. Doshi, the twenty-six-year-old C.E.O. of a data-analytics …

Venture Capital

How Ikea took over the world

It took some time to figure out just the right shopping complex, off just the right highway interchange and just the right distance from Seoul, that …

South Korea

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic’s Power Moves

After winning, then losing, his world No. 1 rank, Novak Djokovic is back on top and as determined as ever. But now that he’s a father, there’s more to life than racking up trophies<p>THIS IS A STORY of perseverance. A boy, age 4, lives in Kopaonik, Serbia, a ski town where his parents own a pizza …

Novak Djokovic

GrubHub’s next major business move? It’s all in the delivery

Along with the news that fourth-quarter revenue increased by 50% year-over-year while profits have quadrupled, GrubHub announced today that it has acquired Boston-based delivery service DiningIn and California-based Restaurants on the Run.<p>The acquisitions confirm that GrubHub, heretofore known …

San Francisco

Supply Chain News: Sears Holdings Builds Its Own DOM Solution, Increases eFufillment Capacity, Avoids Costly CapEx Investment

From SCDigest's On-Target E-Magazine<p>- Jan. 21, 2015 -<p>Supply Chain News: Sears Holdings Builds Its Own DOM Solution, Increases eFufillment Capacity, …

SAME-DAY DELIVERY: E-Commerce Giants Are Battling To Own The 'Last Mile'

Companies like Google, Amazon, eBay, and Uber are operating and expanding services that allow shoppers to order something online and have it that same day, without ever leaving home.<p>If they manage it, despite the expense and complexities involved in delivering over the "last mile," these companies …

eCommerce
eCommerce

B2B eCommerce Market Worth $6.7 Trillion by 2020: Alibaba & China the Front-Runners

Alibaba is known for a number of achievements; the most noteworthy is the fact that it is larger than Amazon and eBay combined – it is recording more trade volume than the two together. While this is certainly an incredible achievement, perhaps the most disruptive move the 11-year-old Chinese …

'Flash Deals' Won't Save Retail

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …