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  • The construction site where a wooly mammoth tusk was discovered is shown on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The construction site is adjacent to the Bright Horizons Childcare and Early Learning facility in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood in the downtown core of the city. The Burke Museum confirmed that the ancient find is a mammoth tusk. (Associated Press/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

    Seattle construction workers unearth mammoth tusk

    In the crowded south Lake Union neighborhood where Amazon.com workers go out for espresso, an ice age mammoth died 10,000 years ago and remained until Tuesday, when a plumbing contractor crew uncovered its tusk.


  • Wal-Mart will stop selling Amazon.com Kindles

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months.


  • Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    KELLNER: C’mon, Kindle, light my fire (in HD)

    Let's stipulate, at the outset, that Amazon.com's $199 Kindle Fire HD is not — I repeat, not — a "mini" version of Apple Inc.'s iPad. If you buy the new Amazon-produced tablet expecting an iPad, you are going to be disappointed, much as if you bought a Mazda expecting a Maserati.


  • Publishing industry gathers for annual convention

    It could all change quickly, but independent booksellers again have good news to report as the publishing industry prepares for its annual national convention, BookExpo America.


  • Facebook stock logs on at $38 tag

    Facebook's initial public offering of stock is shaping up to be one of the largest ever. The world's definitive online social network is raising at least $16 billion, a big windfall for a company that began eight years ago with no way to make money.


  • Best Buy CEO resigns amid internal probe

    Best Buy Co. CEO Brian Dunn abruptly resigned on Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer said it decided to conduct an investigation into his "personal conduct."


  • Amazon makes India debut with Junglee.com

    Amazon.com is coming to India, with the Thursday launch of Junglee.com, a watered-down version of its global shopping portal.


  • Billy Ray Cyrus signs with Amazon

    Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to sign up with Amazon.com


  • KELLNER: Some last-minute gifts, even for yourself

    Christmas comes but once a year, the saying goes, and this year it's on the sixth day of Hanukkah. This means there are plenty of gift shoppers out there, and as the clock ticks down, panic may set in.


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