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Shopping Site Looks to Bottle Up Prescriptions

INTERNET: GoodRx teams with 4D to reach corporate customers, health plans.

GoodRx hopes to fill patients’ prescription needs with its comparison-shopping website.

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Obagi Medical Reports Strong Quarter, Plans for Online Pharmacy

Obagi Medical Products announced strong quarterly earnings and plans for a new online pharmacy.

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A Crisis in Online Ads: One-Third of Traffic Is Bogus

Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising. But marketers also are confronting an uncomfortable reality: rampant fraud. About 36 percent of all Web traffic is considered fake, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Treated With Kids’ Mitts

Fuhu makes low-cost, durable tablet targeted to children’s market.

Software maker Fuhu sees a little opportunity in the tablet business for its new child-targeted Nabi.

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At Long Last, TV Money Flows to Web

Online video outlets are finally starting to chip away at television's hold on advertisers, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Mannequins Make a Comeback

Mannequins are the latest weapons in the ever-intensifying push to get consumers more excited about shopping in stores rather than online, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Office Depot to Close 400 U.S. Stores

Office Depot Inc. today reported soaring first quarter sales — bolstered by its acquisition of former rival OfficeMax — but announced it would close hundreds of stores as consumers increasingly rely on online purchases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Yahoo Makes New Push Into Video Content

Yahoo Inc. is raising its ambitions in online video, with plans to acquire the kind of original programming that typically winds up on high-end cable-TV networks and streaming services like Netflix, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

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GoodRx Shares Plunge After Amazon Announces Online Pharmacy

Shares of online prescription drug price service GoodRx Holdings Inc. have fallen nearly 28% in two days.

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Report: Airbnb to Seek Up to $500 Million

Airbnb Inc. is in advanced talks to raise funds that would value the controversial San Francisco online home-rental company at more than $10 billion and place it among the world's most valuable startups, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. Private equity firm TPG is likely to lead the round.

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HEALTH---WellPoint Out To Buy Online Drug Provider

WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the state's second largest health care company and parent of Blue Cross of California, is getting into the mail-order and online pharmacy business.

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TIAA-CREF to Buy Nuveen Investments

TIAA-CREF has agreed to buy Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion including debt, in the retirement- and financial-services behemoth's largest acquisition ever, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Device Weighs in On Healthy Kids

Tablet maker Fuhu steps it up with fitness wrist bands that turn activity into play.

Tablet manufacturer Fuhu is making a play for the kids’ fitness market with its activity-tracking wrist bands.

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Ad Dollars Flow to Pirated Video Sites

More ad dollars than ever before, in most cases inadvertently, are backing video websites with pirated TV and movie content, thanks to the rise of automated ad-buying technologies, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Firm Looks to Pull Off Triple Play Across Platforms

Media: PK4 system aims to assist clients with online, mobile and tablet ads.

Digital media company PK4 Media in El Segundo this week will launch a system to help advertising agencies and brands buy display and video ads for online, mobile and tablet platforms in a single purchase.

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Festival Fashion Fever

Multi-day music gatherings are boost for fashion retailers

Local retailers find ‘festival season’ can carry them through the year.

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New-Home Building Is Shifting to Apartments

The share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at the highest level in at least four decades, the Wall Street Journal reports, as an improving jobs picture spurs younger Americans to form their own households but tighter lending standards make it more difficult to buy.

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Supplement Supporter Gets Tenacious About D

Dr. Soram Khalsa wants vitamin D to get more respect.

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CVS to Buy Target’s Pharmacies

If you like CVS Pharmacy, you’ll now love Target’s as CVS has announced it will buy more than 1,660 Target’s pharmacies, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Quick Rise, Sudden Fall

MANUFACTURING: Fuhu’s bankruptcy prompts bid from giant toymaker Mattel.

Rival Mattel makes play to buy Fuhu after a surprise bankruptcy filing by the kids’ tablet maker.

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