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Amazon air contractor aims to force striking pilots back to work

ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, plans to ask a judge to force striking pilots back to work and thwart a threat to disrupt deliveries …


Amazon courts food shoppers

Amazon wants you to order your turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce online this Thanksgiving – its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping, …


Family sues Amazon over hoverboard that burned $1M house

A family is suing Amazon for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their $1 million home in Nashville.


Amazon’s profit triples to $252 million, but that’s not enough for Wall Street

Amazon.com rang up a $252 million profit in the third quarter, more than three times the $79 million it reported a year ago, as it cashed in on blistering growth …


New Seattle freight lab tackles urban delivery congestion

The rise in e-commerce and on-demand delivery has put increasing pressure on fast-growing cities like Seattle to rethink how they manage traffic congestion.


If Amazon is really opening brick-and-mortar grocery stores, it’s a big deal

Rumors have been brewing for about a year now that e-commerce titan Amazon.com wants to open grocery-centric brick-and-mortar locations. In Seattle and Sunnyvale, California, there have been reports that outposts …


Amazon expands Dash ordering wand to entire catalog

Amazon has updated its barcode-scanning Dash shopping wand so you can now buy anything with it, not just groceries.


Amazon bans product reviews written in exchange for free stuff

Amazon.com is prohibiting most reviews made in exchange for free or discounted products, part of a wider campaign to bolster consumer confidence in its rating system.


Is your dog’s Halloween costume sexist?

Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world. The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at …


Froma Harrop: Cities see interplay of clicks and bricks

Suburban retailing feeling the weight on online shopping and overbuilding.


Amazon says Prime Day topped last year’s order records

Amazon says Prime Day was its biggest day ever with orders up 60 percent globally from a year ago. It says sales of Amazon’s own electronic devices were particularly strong.


Christmas in July? Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ is back

SEATTLE – Amazon’s “Prime Day” has returned for a second year with the online retail giant promising twice as many deals as last year.


Study: 4 in 10 top-selling sunscreens on Amazon don’t meet dermatologists’ standards

If you want to know which headphones will stay in your ears when you go for a run or which books you should bring to the beach, the customer reviews …


Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart tries to move in

Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon’s second annual sales bonanza.


After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

Amazon is back in the phone business – sort of. After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers’ phones at a $50 discount.


Amazon to build 2 centers in Edwardsville, Illinois, bringing 1,000 jobs

Amazon.com says it will open two facilities in Edwardsville that will have 1,000 full-time jobs.


Google unveils smart-home speaker, chat service, Android update

Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual-reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo.


Cannes a coming-out party for Amazon Studios

The party, stocked with pretty people and schmoozing filmmakers, looked like any other at the Cannes Film Festival except for the neon lights on the wall that glowed “Amazon Studios.”


Amazon to expand its store-brand offerings, report says

Amazon is planning to expand the store-brand items it sells to new categories including food and household products, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.


Wal-Mart sharpens Amazon attack with 2-day delivery service

Wal-Mart is sharpening its attack on Amazon.com. The world’s largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program to two days from a three, and it’s cutting a dollar off the …


Alexa now can help users track Amazon parcels

Shoppers obsessively tracking their Amazon packages can now put the smartphones back in their pocket and ask Alexa, the tech giant’s voice-powered digital assistant, instead.


Amazon takes on YouTube with new user-uploaded platform

Amazon is taking a page from YouTube as it looks to expand its footprint in the entertainment space. The Seattle-based e-retailer is launching a new self-service platform that allows anyone …


Amazon leases 20 more jets for growing air cargo fleet

Amazon will lease 20 cargo planes from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal that doubles the size of the tech and retail giant’s emerging air force.


Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets own website

Amazon.com on Monday launched a website for its Prime Now fast-delivery service, hitherto available only through iPhone or Android apps.


Review: Kindle Oasis aims at avid readers, pricey for others

NEW YORK (AP) – The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet – and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader. The Oasis, which started shipping this …


Amazon discloses purchases by Iranians subject to sanctions

An Amazon.com internal investigation determined that its online retail business has sold and delivered about $100,000 worth of products to Iranian customers subject to U.S. government sanctions.


Seattle-area tech firms make list of highest-paying companies

Three Seattle-area companies are among the 25 highest-paying firms in the U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by employer-review site Glassdoor.


Amazon takes on Netflix with stand-alone video streaming

Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service.


Half of U.S. households belong to Amazon Prime, study says

Amazon Prime is now a staple in 70 percent of high-income homes in the country.


Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus

Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.