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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, 7:10 p.m.

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, 5:54 p.m.

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, 7:55 p.m.

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, 10:17 a.m.

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, 6:41 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Amazon’s strategy to win over congressional critics: Tours of its giant warehouses

From the White House to the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nomination, politicians have found a popular punching bag in Amazon, accusing the retail giant of paying subsistence wages …


Facial recognition can detect fear, privacy groups concerned

Amazon announces its facial recognition program used by Washington state police can now detect emotion drawing concerns from privacy advocates.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Amazon opens 4-star store at Seattle headquarters as online giant grows physical shopping presence

The roughly 2,000 items for sale in the store average at least four out of five stars from those who have purchased them, or have been selected because they are …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

FedEx to end ground delivery business with Amazon

FedEx will no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon as the online shopping giant builds its own fleet and becomes more of a threat to delivery companies.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, …


After Trump cites Amazon concerns, Pentagon re-examines $10 billion JEDI cloud contract process

The White House has instructed newly installed Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to re-examine the awarding of the military’s massive cloud-computing contract because of concerns that the bid would go …


Trump vows to retaliate against French digital tax

President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Amazon’s 2Q profits miss Wall Street expectations

Amazon is reporting that second-quarter profits are below Wall Street estimates as increasing competition for faster delivery is putting pressure on the online leader’s business.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.


France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store’s sales counter to pick it up.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …


Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

Amazon is adding more jets to its fleet, as it grows its own delivery business and relies less on UPS, the post office and other carriers.


Lawsuit claims Amazon’s Alexa devices record without consent

A lawsuit claims Amazon is violating laws in at least eight states by recording children without consent through Alexa devices.


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


Amazon to shut down U.S. restaurant delivery service

Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, with sales falling, is sold to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores …