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12/10/2018

It's expected that this year's online holiday shopping will account for $124.1 billion in sales, based on information from Adobe Analytics. Mobile sales are also expected to increase, as sales from smartphones have already reached $23 billion.

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12/10/2018

Japan's legislature has passed a bill outlawing ticket resales for profit, which will affect the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

12/10/2018

Luxury resale site The RealReal reported on what apparel had the best resale values, including handbags, certain men's apparel and luxury sneakers.

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12/10/2018

India has the highest return rate for Amazon products, says Dharmesh Mehta, with counterfeiting among the factors.

12/10/2018

Kittens need a particular diet that's rich in protein and light in carbohydrates, and it should include mother's milk or an approved replacement for the first month of life, an expert advises. After weaning, solid food should begin with the wet variety, says Dr. Deb Zoran, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

12/10/2018

Ice-defying traction slippers for dogs, a probiotic litter repository for cats and a portable bathing system are among the winners of Pet Business magazine's 2018 Industry Recognition Awards for pet products. The most lavish is the California Dreaming Memory Foam Bed Collection for large and elderly dogs, costing up to $379.

12/10/2018

Hospice care for aging and terminally ill pets is gaining in popularity as owners seek both comfort for their animals and consolation for themselves, experts note. Accordingly, veterinarians are increasingly easing the euthanasia process by adding eulogies and other enhancements.

12/10/2018

The FDA asked makers of anthelmintics for livestock to add information to their product labels regarding the potential for parasitic worms to develop resistance to treatments, emphasizing the importance of proper dosing, recommending that users work with a veterinarian and stating that the products should be used only as a component of a broader internal parasite control program.

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12/10/2018

Walgreens has unveiled in-store Birchbox shops in three New York stores, with plans for eight more locations in cities including Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Shoppers can opt for the five-sample Build Your Own Birchbox feature or buy full-size beauty products from more than 40 brands.

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12/10/2018

Skin care startup Proven is using artificial intelligence to create customized skin care routines using data from 8 million customer reviews, 100,000 skin care products and thousands of ingredients and academic journals. The formulations are crafted in-house based on each customer's answers to an online questionnaire.

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