In a final ruling, the U.S. Commerce Department has lowered some anti-dumping duties and increased anti-subsidy duties on imports of Chinese solar silicon photo-voltaic cells, reports cleantechnica.com. Not surprisingly, shares of First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) are trading higher, while Chinese manufacturers such as LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK) and Suntech (NYSE:STP) are under pressure.
Best Buy’s (NYSE:BBY) new head of E-commerce, Scott Durchslag, is forthright about the challenges ahead at the beleaguered retailer: “There’s a lot of work to be done, but I think it’s also doable.” He is very enthusiastic about creating a multi-channel experience for customers, in other words uniting its online and physical experiences in a seamless fashion. Calling it a “bricks and clicks model,” Durchslag thinks big box retailers should embrace e-commerce rather than see it as the enemy.
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Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is attracting investor interest after it revealed in its presentation at an investor meet that it could garner up to $ 3 billion this year from its Nook and college bookstore businesses, and that it was planning to launch its digital bookstores in nine new international markets by June next year.