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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Amazon’s market value briefly tops $1 trillion Tuesday

Amazon Inc.’s market value briefly topped $1 trillion on Tuesday morning before retreating, becoming the second U.S. company after Apple to cross the line.


Mum’s the word as Amazon nears one-year anniversary of HQ2 quest

There is little to suggest Amazon will reveal the location of its second headquarters any time soon. Except, perhaps, the calendar.


Amazon fires back at Bernie Sanders’ ‘inaccurate’ claims about its warehouse working conditions

Amazon is defending its treatment of the hundreds of thousands of workers at its warehouses, calling statements by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “inaccurate and misleading.”


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.


From the field through Amazon: Local farm uses online sales to attract buyers for Palouse crops

Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …


A year after Amazon takeover, Whole Foods still hasn’t shed its whole paycheck status

One year after Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market, shopping at the grocery chain will still cost you much of your paycheck.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Warehouse workers in Amazon program tweet positive comments about working conditions

A group of more than a dozen Amazon Twitter users in the past two weeks started responding to critics of the company on the social media site, sharing upbeat tales …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Thousands of Amazon workers receive food stamps. Now Sen. Bernie Sanders wants Amazon to pay up.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and …


Six-year-old goes on $350 Barbie shopping spree. Here’s what her parents did with the dolls.

Katelyn Lunt, 6, had earned a coveted Dreamtopia Rainbow Fairy Doll through extra chores. After watching her mom order it on Amazon, she checked the shipping status, but instead noticed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

New version of Alexa skirts some kid questions about Santa, Stormy Daniels

A version of Alexa won’t tell kids where babies come from or spill the beans about Santa. It also won’t explain some things kids might have heard on the news …


Amazon is planning live TV recorder, challenging TiVo

Amazon.com is developing a new device that records live TV, working around cable providers and encroaching on TiVo Corp.’s market, according to a person familiar with the plans.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.


Shawn Vestal: The Amazon effect on local pay should be scrutinized

Amazon is coming to town, and a lot of people are excited.


Amazon roll-out in Spokane follows growth in Prime subscriptions; among 7 fulfillment centers announced this year

Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.


What’s so secret about Whole Foods? Under Amazon, a lot it seems

Since August, when Whole Foods was swallowed up by Amazon.com, there’s been a virtual blackout. The grocery chain is now little more than a footnote in the e-commerce behemoth’s earnings …


Amazon brings its order fulfillment machine to Spokane

Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Amazon’s facial-recognition tool misidentified 28 lawmakers as people arrested for a crime, study finds

Amazon’s facial recognition tools incorrectly identified Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and 27 other members of Congress as people arrested for a crime during a test commissioned by the American Civil …


Robert B. Engel: Amazon’s prime deal in Washington at the expense of local communities

Amazon’s Prime Day is often lauded as offering some of the best deals of the year in online shopping, but a closer look at the stream of corporate welfare that …


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 …