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Where’s my Amazon package? It may be late

It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.


Amazon pulls Auschwitz ‘Christmas ornaments’ after protest

Amazon said Monday it has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site.


Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer.


Longtime Spokane retailers stick to roots to make Black Friday success

Three of the longest-tenured Spokane retailers have taken different approaches to make Black Friday a sales boost, but not necessarily a game-changer, for their overall success.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Amazon to double holiday hiring to 200,000

Amazon plans to hire 200,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, double the number of workers it hired a year ago.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Ad business a boon for Amazon but a turn-off for shoppers

Sponsored ads are flooding Amazon’s search results, making it harder to find the products customers are searching for.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ charity donates $5 million to Catholic Charities housing project

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Day One Families Fund will donate $5 million to Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to help fund its latest housing project for homeless families, it announced …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Could Jeff Bezos buy the Seahawks? There is reportedly mutual interest with the NFL

A Washington Post story published early Thursday afternoon raised that possibility, stating that while the Seahawks are not currently for sale, Bezos “has expressed an interest in buying the Seahawks.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Nike cuts ties with Amazon, but shoes won’t vanish from site

Nike will stop selling its sneakers and athletic gear directly to Amazon, ending a two-year relationship with the world’s largest online retailer.


Oracle presses ahead with Pentagon cloud lawsuit despite Amazon’s contract-bid loss

Oracle is pressing forward with a long-running legal challenge to the Pentagon’s massive cloud computing contract, its third such attempt to upend the procurement since the project was announced 18 …


Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in Seattle City Council race

Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant declared victory Saturday after later vote tallies powered her dramatic comeback. She trailed by a large margin on election night before passing challenger Egan Orion …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Pentagon awaits possible Amazon challenge over cloud deal

Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B ‘war cloud’ deal, snubs Amazon

The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract called JEDI.


Amazon’s profit falls as costs for faster shipping soar

The online retailer said its third-quarter net income fell 26% from a year ago, missing Wall Street expectations. Its sales outlook for the holiday shopping season also disappointed analysts, and …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Amazon posts two job listings for West Plains fulfillment center

Amazon is beginning to hire employees for its proposed fulfillment center on the West Plains, with two new job listings posted to the company’s website.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders joins Elizabeth Warren in criticizing Amazon’s spending on Seattle City Council elections

Bernie Sanders has joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in decrying Amazon’s heavy spending on Seattle’s pivotal City Council elections.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Amazon offers a way to delete Alexa recordings automatically

Users of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Alexa in your ear: Amazon launches wireless earbuds

The online shopping giant unveiled wireless earbuds at a Seattle event Wednesday, its first major attempt at getting its Alexa voice assistant outside of homes and worn by customers all …


Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate change

Amazon, which delivers more than 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes, vans and trucks, vowed Thursday to cut the amount of damage it does to the environment and …


Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Thousands line up for jobs at Amazon, which has thousands on offer

Everyone from recent college grads to late-career job switchers lined up in South Lake Union to learn about openings at Amazon, which held job fairs in Seattle and five other …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers

Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage.


Amazon probed by U.S. antitrust officials over marketplace

A team of Federal Trade Commission investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon.com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is using its market power to hurt …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Amazon plans to open fulfillment center on West Plains by mid-2020

Amazon plans to open its fulfillment center on the West Plains by mid-2020, with hiring to begin two months prior to completion of the project, according to an Amazon spokeswoman.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

Amazon is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs across the country next week to find candidates.


H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to …


Kathleen Parker: A world on fire

A question for this moment: If the Earth’s lungs were on fire and the doctor refused to treat it, would there be cause for a third-party intervention?


Africa is the ‘fire continent’ but blazes differ from Amazon

As the world has watched with fear and fascination the fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, satellite images show a far greater number of blazes on the African continent.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

Brazilian troops deploy in the Amazon to help fight fires that have swept parts of the region.