India's government announced an inquiry into lobbying practices by Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday after a report that the retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets. Wal-Mart disclosed in a report to the U.S. Senate it had paid $25 million over four years to lobby American lawmakers, in part to help gain access to overseas markets including India....
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Amazon.com announced a new feature called Friends and Family Gifting, aimed at helping consumers better organize their gift lists and gift ideas for others, generate Facebook-enabled gift suggestions, receive reminders, and share their gift lists out via email or social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Many Amazon customers have already been using the site's Wish List feature to create custom lists for others for quite some time, and Amazon has also previously offered ways to search for public, shared wish lists by entering a friend's name or email address.