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Amazon (company): American electronic commerce and cloud computing company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational conglomerate technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world" as well as the world's most valuable brand.

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AT&T launches pricier HBO Max to take on Netflix [Video]

AT&T launches pricier HBO Max to take on Netflix

AT&T’s WarnerMedia division launched its HBO Max streaming service on Wednesday, kicking off an ambitious plan to take on Netflix, Disney and Amazon, but its entrance into the global streaming war is..

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Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years [Video]

Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years

Sierra McCormick admits that although she doesn't scare easily, her latest film The Vast Of Night gave her chills. It will be released on Amazon on May 29.

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Americans bulk up on home gym equipment to stay fit while staying at home [Video]

Americans bulk up on home gym equipment to stay fit while staying at home

With millions of Americans staying home, demand has soared for fitness equipment to create home gyms - both as a way to stay fit and to relieve stress.

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Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes [Video]

Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes

According to Business Insider, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden criticized Amazon on Friday. He said that the huge online retailer "should start paying their..

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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus [Video]

Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus

Brazil has announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus infections and doctors are now airlifting patients out of..

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Target Extends $2-An-Hour Coronavirus Wage Raise [Video]

Target Extends $2-An-Hour Coronavirus Wage Raise

Target CEO Brian Cornell told workers they’re extending its $2-an-hour coronavirus wage increase. According to Business Insider, the increase for store and distribution workers will go through July..

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Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses [Video]

Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses

Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses

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Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility [Video]

Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility

Amazon confirmed two more deaths among their workers at its facilities in two different states. According to Gizmodo, lawmakers and activists want the company to release official figures of deaths..

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Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen [Video]

Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen

U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire

An old report by Comparisun recently resurfaced online, detailing the wealth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus [Video]

Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus

Members of the indigenous Kokama tribe in Brazil's Amazon gathered on Thursday to pay their respects to Chief Messias Kokama, a staunch indigenous rights activist who lost his life to the coronavirus...

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Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire

Reuters Jeff Bezos could become the world's first trillionaire by 2026 if his wealth continues growing at the 34% rate it has in recent years, according to an analysis from Comparisun. That's before..

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Katy Perry announces via Amazon's Alexa that her new album 'KP5' will be released in August [Video]

Katy Perry announces via Amazon's Alexa that her new album 'KP5' will be released in August

Katy Perry has announced via Amazon's Alexa voice assistant that she is releasing her new album, 'KP5', on August 14.

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Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears [Video]

Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears

Wall Street dropped two percent on Tuesday following a warning from America's top infectious disease expert that reopening the nation's economy too quickly could lead to a fresh outbreak that would..

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AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price [Video]

AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price

AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price

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U.S. job losses in April worst since Great Depression [Video]

U.S. job losses in April worst since Great Depression

The latest figures from the Labor Department released on Friday showed the U.S. economy losing 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression. Colette Luke has..

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Amazon Makes $10,000 per Second as Consumers Shelter in Place [Video]

Amazon Makes $10,000 per Second as Consumers Shelter in Place

Amazon recorded sales of $75.4 billion within the first three months of this year, which is a first-quarter record for the company.

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Blake Lively, Shawn Levy's Thriller Headed to Netflix, Adele's Birthday Post on Social Media and More | THR News [Video]

Blake Lively, Shawn Levy's Thriller Headed to Netflix, Adele's Birthday Post on Social Media and More | THR News

Adele makes her return to social media, Blake Lively has a new movie coming to Netflix and Chris Pratt's television series is headed to Amazon.

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Chris Pratt TV Series 'The Terminal List' Headed to Amazon | THR News [Video]

Chris Pratt TV Series 'The Terminal List' Headed to Amazon | THR News

Chris Pratt's TV return will stream on Amazon.

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May Day protesters in the U.S. call for economic help [Video]

May Day protesters in the U.S. call for economic help

This year for May 1, instead of protesting for better wages or benefits, many people took to the streets this year in their respective states to protest stay-at-home orders.

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'We would like to get in there': Health officials frustrated as over 30 Amazon workers contract COVID-19

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In Amazon city, indigenous chief felled by COVID-19 buried with dance and singing

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U.S. Postal Service reviewing delivery contracts: WashPost

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Amazon will start producing and selling its own face shields

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Jeff Bezos could become world's first trillionaire, and many people aren't happy about it

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Inside historic black bookstores' fight for survival against the COVID-19 pandemic

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White-Collar Companies Race to Be Last to Return to the Office

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U.S. Post Office board meets as COVID takes its toll and funding dries up

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As deaths mount in Brazil's Amazon, official COVID-19 toll under scrutiny

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Stop politicizing, and start fixing, the Postal Service

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Want to buy Mother's Day gifts online? You'd better hurry and get orders in now

Many items touted in Mother's Day sales by retailers won't be available for Sunday delivery. What to do? If Amazon is sold out, check the competition.
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Amazon VP quits in protest over warehouse employee firings

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U.S. House panel calls on Amazon's Bezos to testify on third-party sellers

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Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soar

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Amazon sends drivers to deliver from food banks for free during coronavirus emergency

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Some Amazon workers plan to not show up for the job this week as part of labor actions

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Exclusive: Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster

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U.S. judge puts Amazon challenge to Pentagon JEDI contract on hold

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Whole Foods is converting some stores to online-only to help meet coronavirus demand. Is your store affected?

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