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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods by up to 43 percent on first day

Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market.


Christian ministry sues watchdog group over hate label

A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.


Outside View: Equitable online sales tax needed

More needs to be done to bring equity in tax collections for merchants in Washington state and other states where sales tax is collected. If not, many internet merchants continue …


Amazon to close on Whole Foods buyout Monday

Starting Monday, Whole Foods will offer lower prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and other products. Looking ahead, the Seattle company hopes to give Amazon Prime members special savings and …


Shopping by voice on Amazon or Google device could cost you

Voice shopping hasn’t really caught on yet, but if it does, look out – you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.


Whole Foods shareholders say yes to Amazon deal

Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain’s CEO had called “love at first sight.”


Amazons robots: Job destroyers or dance partners?

These robots, and the thousands of Amazonians who build, program and use them, are laying out the next episode in a very old story – the evolving relationship between humans …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Walmart’s online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Walmart’s recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Trump’s bruising tweet highlights Amazon’s lingering tax fight

President Donald Trump waded into a longstanding scrap between online retailers and their brick-and-mortar rivals with a Twitter posting Wednesday about Amazon.com and taxes.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Trump goes after Amazon, again

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service at five college campuses

The service offers a limited stock of basic items that range from snacks to phone chargers and Amazon devices.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

After Amazon eclipse glasses recall, here’s where you can find safe and legit glasses

With less than just a week left before next Monday’s total solar eclipse, Amazon issued recalls for some eclipse glasses that were sold by manufacturers not approved by either the …


Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Amazon, in sign of growth, holds job fair for US warehouses

Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon.com has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s list of people and entities …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Deliver it now: Foxconn, Amazon reflect trend to be nearer customer base

Amazon’s plans to add 50,000 jobs at a dozen warehouses across the United States and Foxconn’s decision to build a $10 billion plant and hire up to 13,000 workers in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

Bezos surpasses Gates as world’s richest ahead of Amazon results

A surge in Amazon.com shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company said Wednesday that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Amazon social network seems a lot like Pinterest

Amazon is launching a new social network aimed at getting its hardcore users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Ready-to-cook meals from Amazon in bid to expand groceries

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business.


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Congressman calls for hearings on Amazon’s Whole Foods bid

Congress should hold hearings to consider the potential effects of Amazon.com Inc.’s proposed purchase of Whole Food Markets, a Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island said.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Amazon’s Prime Day proves to be its biggest shopping day ever

The e-commerce giant didn’t disclose a figure but said purchases made by members of its Prime loyalty program, to whom the discount extravaganza is geared, were 60 percent higher than …


Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says

In a bid to promote its deals to consumers, Amazon.com Inc. started displaying current discounts compared to their historic price tags – a strategy that it calls the “was” price.


Dubai online retailer Souq.com says sale to Amazon completed

Dubai-based Souq.com, the Middle East’s biggest online retailer, says its sale to Amazon has been completed.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon

Nike said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon, part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available in more places online.


Sports chains’ stock plummets amid Nike joining Amazon roster

Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Kroger takes $7 billion hit as Amazon deal compounds struggles

Kroger Co. was already in trouble last week – then Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods. The biggest U.S. supermarket chain – and the parent of the Northwest’s Fred …


Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

If a $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods goes through, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers. But online delivery of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores; Dow ticks up

It’s rare for a single deal to have a big effect on the broader stock market, but Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods Market did. Investors wondered if Amazon will …