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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says

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.

Amazon, Georgia: If you name it, will company come?

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 armors up for food fight with Amazon

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.

2 Rhode Island cities making joint pitch to Amazon

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.


Amazon turns up the volume on rivals with Echo price cut

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 …


Hey Amazon, what about us? Spokane-area joins competition for retail giant’s second headquarters

Spokane is joining the stampede of cities competing to become Amazon’s second headquarters. The e-commerce giant will announce its selection next year.


Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses

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.


Amazon to bring another 1,000 jobs to Oregon

Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.


Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

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.


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.


Froma Harrop: Elite cities need break from success

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.


Amazon’s surprise plan for HQ2 is a bold experiment

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.


Spin Control: Facts secondary in jousting over special session and Amazon

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.

Floridians say online retailers let them down ahead of Irma

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 …


Conor Sen: Few cities can handle an Amazon HQ

Amazon’s Request for Proposal narrows the list significantly in terms of the number of cities realistically able to bid for such a project.


Could Amazon’s HQ bombshell let the air out of Seattle’s housing and development boom?

Amazon has been blamed or praised – depending on your perspective – for Seattle’s historic real estate boom.


Prime real estate: Amazon looks for 2nd headquarters

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.


Amazon plans to build second, ‘equal’ headquarters outside Seattle

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 …


Kohl’s to open Amazon shops inside some of its stores

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.


Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

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.

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses

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.

What grocery shoppers want: Low prices, one-stop shopping

Shoppers who talked with the Associated Press this week say what they want most of all is lower prices and one-stop shopping.


Alexa, Cortana talk to each other in Amazon-Microsoft deal

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 …


Amazon plans to add another massive Oregon warehouse

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.

Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town

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 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.