Stories tagged: Amazon
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality’s land and rename it Amazon, Georgia, in the hopes it will spur the e-commerce …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Walmart’s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Mayors from two small Rhode Island cities – Pawtucket and Central Falls – announced on Thursday that they plan to make a joint pitch to attract Amazon’s new headquarters.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people’s homes as …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Spokane is joining the stampede of cities competing to become Amazon’s second headquarters. The e-commerce giant will announce its selection next year.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Spin Control: Study finds possible cases of ballot fraud, but not in the numbers Trump’s looking for
Numbers for fraudulent ballots appear pretty small, the number for “lost” jobs seem a bit large.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
For the “elite” cities, sharing the growth would reduce pressure to tear down their beloved neighborhoods to build forests of soulless towers – all in the name of improving affordability.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Amazon.com is about to test whether expertise delivering packages across a continent translates to skill in getting executives in far-flung cities to play nice together.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
When the argument doesn’t fit the facts, some people make the facts fit the argument.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
More than 50 Floridians told the Associated Press that they did not receive flashlights, battery-operated radios, boxed milk, water bottles and first-aid kits after placing orders on Amazon.com and Nestle’s …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Amazon’s Request for Proposal narrows the list significantly in terms of the number of cities realistically able to bid for such a project.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Amazon has been blamed or praised – depending on your perspective – for Seattle’s historic real estate boom.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Amazon.com has outgrown Seattle. The e-commerce giant, which employs about 40,000 people in the city after a hiring boom and urban build-out with little precedent in modern American history, is …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Kohl’s said Wednesday that it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
In court papers filed in federal court this week, Thomas Corey Payne and Kayla Harris of Charleston said they began experiencing the symptoms after viewing the total solar eclipse Aug. …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Shoppers who talked with the Associated Press this week say what they want most of all is lower prices and one-stop shopping.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Both companies say that later this fall, users will be able to access Alexa using Cortana on Windows 10 computers and on Android and Apple devices. They’ll also be able …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Amazon plans to hire more than 1,000 full-time employees to work in a new packing and shipping warehouse in Salem, Oregon.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Amazon.com’s extraordinary growth has turned Seattle into the biggest company town in America.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
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 …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
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.