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Trump renews attack on Washington Post, Amazon

President Donald Trump resumed his public campaign against the Washington Post on Monday, calling the newspaper an “expensive lobbyist” for Amazon.com, whose CEO, billionaire Jeff Bezos, owns the newspaper.


Local officials look to ‘Amazon effect’ to boost region’s economy

Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Amazon confirms plans for fulfillment center near airport

After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.


Amazon Prime Day: Now an opportunity for worker strikes, consumer protests around the world

Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during Prime Day, which has quickly grown into the company’s biggest-sales day of the year.


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.


Earth moving in full swing at Project Rose

An army of machines is moving large quantities of dirt at the site of what’s called the Project Rose Fulfillment Center.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

There’s room for small businesses to compete with Prime Day

As Amazon gears up for its Prime Day promotion, other big-name retailers like Macy’s and eBay are launching deals and sales of their own. But small businesses – including those …


Large storage development planned near Spokane airport

A $5.5 million storage unit development is being built on Geiger Boulevard, according to permits filed with the county, just northwest of a 2.5-million-square-foot building that is believed will be …


Large storage development planned near Spokane airport

A $5.5 million storage unit development is being built on Geiger Boulevard, according to permits filed with the county, just northwest of a 2.5-million-square-foot building that is believed will be …


Amazon continues to profit from the sale of white-supremacist propaganda, report says

Shoppers can purchase Amazon.com merchandise displaying symbols of white supremacy, such as a swastika necklace, a baby onesie with a burning cross, and a child’s backpack featuring a neo-Nazi meme, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Why Amazon keeps making tablets when the market has been struggling

The tablet, as a gadget, hasn’t had a great couple of years. The tech industry group Consumer Technology Association expects that sales of tablets will drop 12 percent this year …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

What’s new for Amazon’s Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods

Amazon’s Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Under presssure, afraid to take bathroom breaks? Inside Amazon’s fast-paced warehouse world

Amazon warehouse workers afraid to go to the bathroom or take a sick day. Unattainable productivity targets. Constant surveillance. How accurate is author James Bloodworth’s portrayal? A tour in Kent …


Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Amazon jumps into drug business with PillPack acquisition

Amazon.com said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack, confirming months of speculation that the internet retail giant would jump into the pharmacy sector and further disrupt …


Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon more ways to ship its packages to shoppers …


Amazon’s attack on the pharmacy industry has begun

Online retail giant Amazon is entering the pharmacy business after months of speculation that the company could disrupt how prescription drugs are sold the same way it upended bricks-and-mortar retail.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

One of the few police departments to use Amazon’s facial recognition tech has stopped – for now

A Florida police department said that it would not immediately renew a pilot program with Amazon.com for controversial facial recognition technology, a decision that civil rights advocates claimed as a …


Amazon has plenty of foes in Pentagon cloud deal

The coalition of companies jockeying with Amazon for a lucrative Pentagon computing contract is far bigger than previously reported, signaling there’s added heft behind efforts to keep the work from …


It’s Amazon intern season again and Metro is adding buses to handle them

It’s become an annual tradition: Right around the summer solstice, Amazon’s summer interns arrive in Seattle in droves and King County Metro adds bus service to try to keep them …


Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Amazon to locate $325M distribution center near Birmingham

A $325 million Amazon facility being built near Birmingham will initially employ 1,500 people fulfilling orders, and the workforce could swell even more, the online retailer and local officials said …


Amazon developer proposes 850,000-square-foot warehouse in Nampa

An approximately 850,000-square-foot warehouse is being proposed in northern Nampa from the same developer that has built Amazon distribution centers around the world.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.


Amazon’s Alexa is now at home in new subdivisions, hotels

Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and artificial-intelligence system a part of everyday life for new customers. The company has put its engineers to …


Microsoft follows Amazon in pursuit of cashier-less stores

Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon’s new cashierless stores.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Online retailer Zulily picks Amazon, an e-commerce rival, for cloud-computing deal

Online flash-sale retailer Zulily says it has nearly finished putting the bulk of the software it uses to run its business on the cloud-computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Seattle tax opposed by Amazon will likely be rescinded

Seattle city leaders say they’ll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Amazon-Whole Foods: A year later, what’s changed?

One year ago this week, Amazon.com loudly declared its intention to become a grocery industry heavyweight by announcing its agreement to buy Whole Foods Market.


Amazon makes soccer foray in Premier League streaming push

Amazon.com Inc. has bought a package of live broadcasting rights for English Premier League soccer, the first foray by a U.S. tech giant into Europe’s most lucrative sports league.