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In Price War With Walmart, Target Pulls Ahead

Cuts in food prices give Target biggest lead ever

(Newser) - Watch for falling prices, Walmart—they might hit you. Target had lower prices than its arch-rival this month for the first time since October, research from Bloomberg has concluded. Indeed, Target won out by the largest margin yet seen in the two years Bloomberg has been tracking the numbers. The... More »

Retailers Sell Flicks Online at Less Than Cost

Big-box giants drop price of 10 hottest DVD titles to $10

(Newser) - Wal-Mart has spurred an online DVD price war by dropping prices on 10 must-have movies to just $10, which analysts agree is below wholesale cost. “We remain committed to offering our customers the lowest prices online at, and will continue to adjust our pricing accordingly,” a... More »

Wal-Mart Takes on Amazon in Book Price War bid to become biggest online retailer

(Newser) - Good news for readers, but maybe not for the publishing industry: Wal-Mart has launched an aggressive price war against Amazon. The retailer is slashing the online price of 10 big-buzz books to $9 each. The company initially cut the price to $10, then lowered it further after Amazon quickly matched... More »

Wal-Mart Launches $10 Toys, Stores Vow 'This 'R' War'

Rivals match Wal-Mart price cuts as retailers target cash-strapped shoppers

(Newser) - Toy retailers have commenced a fierce price war as a particularly tough holiday season bears down upon them, the Wall Street Journal reports. Wal-Mart cut prices to $10 on key toys including Barbie and Hot Wheels last week, a move quickly mirrored by rivals KB Toys and Target. Toys 'R'... More »

Sprint May Go Lower Than $99.99

Mobile provider expected to undercut flat-rate calling plans

(Newser) - With both AT&T and Verizon unveiling $99.99 flat-rate unlimited calling plans this week, Sprint's is expected to undercut its rivals by up to 40%, plunging the wireless industry headlong into a price war. Sprint isn't telling yet, but analysts predict it will offer unlimited calling for roughly $60... More »

Murdoch Sets Crosshairs on Times

Billionaire Journal owner hopes to poach business from Gray Lady

(Newser) - With the ink still drying on his takeover of The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch is already setting his sights on the New York Times—the current newspaper of choice for the Northeastern elite. The Australian tycoon is planning to challenge the Times by expanding the Journal's "coverage of... More »

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