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Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Geiger Boulevard will get turning lane, new pavement, pedestrian and bike trail in preparation for Amazon

The federal government awarded Spokane County $14.3 million Thursday for a project to improve Geiger Boulevard in front of the Amazon fulfillment center being built just west of the city.


Amazon workers treated after bear repellent releases fumes

An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

The day may not be far off when drones will carry medicine to people in rural or remote areas, but the marketing hype around instant delivery of consumer goods looks …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:05 a.m.

Here’s how to keep your Christmas packages from getting stolen this year

Mindy Simonson remembers watching a video of a thief from her front-door camera. Dressed in everyday clothing, a person she’s never seen walked up to her front door and wedged …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

German antitrust agency opens Amazon investigation

Germany’s antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it’s abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its “marketplace” platform.


Amazon staff in Europe protest to coincide with Black Friday

Some of Amazon’s workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …


Amazon tells some customers their emails have been exposed, but provides few details

Amazon.com informed some customers Wednesday that their names and email addresses had been “inadvertently disclosed” as a result of a “technical error,” but declined to provide more details about the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

After HQ2 decision, Amazon plans suggest expansion, and then a big hiring slowdown

With Amazon’s gaze shifting to the East Coast, Seattle is in for something different.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

It’s official: Amazon says Northern Virginia, New York will get headquarters expansion

Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.


Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Amazon to start selling latest Apple products, excluding speaker

Amazon said Friday it would begin selling the most-recent iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, Apple Watch and Apple TV models on its website, along with branded accessories and headphones from Apple’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Amazon mum on reports it will split new headquarters between New York and Virginia

Amazon isn’t commenting on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between facilities in two cities rather than choosing just one.


Amazon drops $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.


Saudis call for Amazon boycott over anger at Washington Post

Saudis who are angry at the Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Report: Amazon in ‘advanced talks’ to build new HQ near D.C.

Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Second body found in collapsed Baltimore warehouse after tornado

Friday night’s storm system produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Baltimore City and County, producing winds of over 100 mph and knocking down part of an Amazon.com warehouse, …


Amazon showcases progress of West Plains fulfillment center

Amazon showed off progress on its new West Plains fulfillment center Friday, which will be finished in fall 2019.


Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit children and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise.


Amazon’s profit soars, but revenue disappoints

Amazon reported another quarter of record profit Thursday, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay’s messaging system to recruit its sellers.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise.


Amazon eliminating bonuses, stock awards to help pay for raises

Amazon.com is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this week to raise pay to at least $15 an hour.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next …


Need a spatula now? Amazon has a new store for that

Amazon is expanding its physical presence again, this time opening a 4,000-square-foot store that sells a wide range of products, including shower curtains, Hallmark cards and baby bottles.


Amazon warehouse workers say the company is quietly doling out small raises

Amazon.com, fighting back against the image of poor working conditions at its warehouses, has been calling workers around the country into “all-hands” meetings in the past week where they’ve been …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research

The Bezos Family Foundation’s donation amounts to a nearly 13 percent boost in the College of Education’s total donations and offers a lasting opportunity to influence the school’s research and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website.