• Amazon Jan 12

    Amazon Fires Employees for Leaking Customer Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

    For the second time in a week, Amazon has acknowledged that its employees improperly accessed customer data. The company notified customers Friday that it fired several employees after they shared customer email addresses and phone numbers with third parties. The news was first reported by TechCrunch. “The individuals responsible for this incident have been terminated and we are supporting law enforcement in...

  • Amazon Jan 2

    Amazon Threatens to Fire Employees Who Speak Out on Climate Change

    A group of Amazon employees say the company has threatened to fire them for speaking out against the company’s environmental policies.

    In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said that several employees were contacted by legal and HR representatives, who said they were in violation of the company’s external communications policy.

  • Package Theft Jan 1

    UPS Dropped Off a Package; Amazon Driver Stole It, Police Say

    An Amazon delivery driver stole a package that was delivered earlier by UPS at a Pennsylvania home, police said. A woman in Wilkes-Barre reported a package being stolen from her home Monday. Surveillance footage showed a UPS driver dropping off a package at the house. Later that afternoon, an Amazon driver dropped off two packages and took the UPS package…

  • Amazon Dec 27, 2019

    Amazon Opens 5th Florida Fulfillment Center in Deltona

    Amazon is opening its fifth fulfillment center in Florida. The company announced Thursday it was opening a distribution hub in Deltona, Florida. Deltona is located between Orlando and Daytona Beach along Interstate 4. The center will need 500 workers, who will earn $15 an hour or more, Amazon said in a statement. Amazon already employs 13,500 workers in Florida at…

  • Amazon Dec 25, 2019

    Here Are a Bunch of Fun Tips and Tricks to Help You Get the Most Out of Your New Amazon Echo

    You may have just received a new Amazon Echo for the holidays. Maybe it’s your first one, or maybe it’s the second or third you’ve ever owned. Echos range in price from around $25 (when the Echo Dot is on sale) up to $199.99.The speaker gets better as you go up in price, but the stuff Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa can...

  • Amazon Dec 17, 2019

    Amazon Bans Sellers From Using FedEx for Some Deliveries

    Amazon is banning its third-party merchants from using Fed-Ex ground service to deliver to Prime members, suggesting that it thinks the service is too slow to get packages to their destinations in time for Christmas. The temporary ban will block those companies from using Fed-Ex Ground service, although they can still use pricier Fed-Ex Express shipping for Prime shipments.

  • Taxes Dec 16, 2019

    These 91 Companies Paid No Federal Taxes in 2018

    Nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies effectively paid no federal taxes in 2018, according to a new report. The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank, covers the first year following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act championed by President Donald Trump, which was signed into law in December 2017. The report covers 379 companies...

  • Christmas Shopping Dec 15, 2019

    Companies Scramble to Get Packages Delivered Before Christmas

    Christmas is just around the corner and packages are in danger of not making it to residents on time. Though companies are scrambling to meet the demand, delays are forcing customers to think of a Plan B.

  • Amazon Dec 9, 2019

    Amazon Says Trump’s ‘Improper Pressure’ Doomed Pentagon Bid

    Amazon says President Donald Trump’s “improper pressure” and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October. Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday that the decision should be revisited because of “substantial and pervasive errors” and Trump’s interference. Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos have...

  • Amazon Dec 7, 2019

    New Amazon Lease for NY Space Renews Debate Over Failed Deal

    Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. The new office almost immediately renewed a debate over whether the…

  • Amazon Dec 3, 2019

    Cyber Monday Sales on Track to Hit Record

    Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $9.4 billion on purchases made on their phones and computers Monday, up about 19%…

  • NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments Depicting Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments from its website that depict the Auschwitz concentration camp after complaints on social media, NBC News reported. The Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland, tweeted images of ornaments and other trinkets featuring the camp on Sunday. Amazon told NBC News in a statement Monday...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Brazil’s President Criticizes Leonardo DiCaprio Over Amazon Fires

    Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. DiCaprio’s environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Amazon Workers in Germany 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. Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution centers across the country, with some due to last until Tuesday. Union representative Orhan Akman said Amazon staff want...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Adam Driver on Making ‘Marriage Story’

    Adam Driver talks about the journey to making “Marriage Story,” his only line in a production of “Oklahoma” and researching his role for Amazon’s political drama, “The Report.”

  • Nov 21, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Adam Driver on Making ‘Marriage Story’

    Adam Driver talks about the journey to making “Marriage Story,” his only line in a production of “Oklahoma” and researching his role for Amazon’s political drama, “The Report.”

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Ring Doorbells Draw Scrutiny From Senator Amid Privacy Concerns

    Ring, the video doorbell company owned by Amazon, has helped law enforcement agencies across the country solve a lot of crimes. But it has also raised concerns about privacy, and critics have been sounding off on social media for months. Tech writers, meanwhile, have wondered if Ring users were getting the full story about the cameras they’d attached to their...

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Woody Allen and Amazon End Legal Battle

    Woody Allen and have ended their legal battle. The filmmaker had sued Amazon in February after the online giant ended his 2017 contract without ever releasing a completed film, “A Rainy Day in New York.” Amazon had responded that Allen, whose daughter Dylan has accused him of molesting her when she was a girl, breached the 4-movie deal by...

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Food Trucks and Amazon Deliveries in National Parks? Not So Fast, Some Visitors Say

    A proposal before the Trump administration that food trucks, Wi-Fi and Amazon deliveries be allowed in campgrounds at national parks got a thumbs-down this week from some visitors at Yosemite National Park, NBC News reports. The idea comes as the Department of Interior considers recommendations from an advisory committee to modernize and privatize the operation of campgrounds, including adding running...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon Announce Black Friday Deals

    In three weeks, thousands of Americans will hit stores to get the best deals as part of their holiday shopping. Stores across the U.S. are already getting ready for the season by announcing their Black Friday deals. Here are some options that may catch your eye.

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