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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.


Regional ‘job hub’ could supply workforce for massive warehouse planned west of Spokane

The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of …


Amazon unveils nearly hands-free streaming TV device

Alexa for couch potatoes is coming: Amazon’s new streaming TV device will let users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Amazon invites Alexa into the living room with Fire TV Cube streaming box

Amazon is placing Alexa at the center of the living room with a new video streaming box that aims to replace remotes with voice commands.


Walmart sues its former head of tax for jumping to Amazon

Walmart sued its former chief tax officer for violating her employment agreement by defecting to online rival Amazon.com, the latest broadside in the slugfest between the two retail giants.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8 p.m.

Amazon’s TV deal with Jordan Peele among the highest-profile to date for streaming service

Amazon says it has signed a first-look deal with Jordan Peele and his production company Monkeypaw Productions, giving the writer-director of last year’s horror hit “Get Out” a home to …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Massive Spokane distribution center called ‘Project Rose’ smells a lot like Amazon

The primary structure would have a footprint of 639,000 square feet, but the four-story building would encompass more than 2.5 million square feet, According to information filed with the state.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks

The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …


Motley Fool: A river of profits

With significant and accelerating growth drivers, Amazon.com is well worth considering as a long-term investment.


Amazon’s finance ambitions are said to draw attention from Fed

U.S. banks are keeping a watchful eye on the ambitions of Amazon.com and other technology giants to break into the world of finance. So is the Federal Reserve.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge $25,000 each to campaign for referendum on Seattle head tax

Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …