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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. But on Amazon.com this past week, the brand …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

‘1984’ publisher orders new printing as sales soar

With “alternative facts” the latest catchphrase, George Orwell’s “1984” is No. 1 on Amazon.com and the publisher has ordered an additional 75,000 copies.


Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that …


Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Amazon to create more than 100,000 new jobs in U.S. in 18 months

Amazon.com plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits in the U.S. in the next 18 months.


Amazon’s latest idea is a flying warehouse that will deliver your stuff by drone

Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.


Amazon reports best holiday yet with record orders for Echo

Amazon.com said it had its best holiday season yet, having shipped more than 1 billion items through its Prime and Fulfillment services, and receiving a record number of orders for …


Amazon getting bigger slice of holiday online spending pie, data suggest

Amazon.com has seen its already dominant share of online shopping rise in the walk-up to the holidays, says e-commerce consultancy Slice Intelligence.


Online retailers like Amazon driving record holiday deliveries

Parcel delivery services expect to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season as Amazon.com and other e-commerce players are busier than ever. And so far, an expert says, …


Pilots who fly Amazon planes suggest company may not deliver

Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet …


With shipping industry poised for massive upheaval, can FedEx weather the storm?

Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …


Amazon makes its first drone delivery to a real customer

Amazon.com has long talked about its ambitions for using drones to deliver small parcels to its legions of customers. Now, it appears the e-commerce giant is one step closer to …


Google opens its digital assistant to developers in race against Amazon’s Alexa

Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.


Buffett’s shrinking Wal-Mart stake signals Amazon holiday threat

When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger lamented the mistakes made in the company’s first 50 years under Warren Buffett, he cited the failure to buy Wal-Mart Stores stock …


Amazon unveils ‘self-driving’ brick-and-mortar convenience store

Call it Amazon.com’s driverless store. The tech giant has built a convenience store in downtown Seattle that deploys a gaggle of technologies similar to those used in self-driving cars to …


Amazon Prime to offer HBO

Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax right from their Amazon accounts.


Holiday price war intensifies as Wal-Mart, Target pursue Amazon

Wal-Mart, Target and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to keep up with Amazon.com this holiday season.


Amazon flooded with negative reviews of Megyn Kelly’s memoir

Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s new memoir.


Airline seeks court order to end cargo pilot strike

The airline that ships packages for Amazon and DHL says it is seeking a court order to get striking pilots back to work as the busy holiday shipping season kicks …


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.