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Amazon (company): American electronic commerce and cloud computing company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational 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 tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.


France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing Bolsonaro

France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between..
Reuters - Published

The best weekend deals on Amazon

This weekend, you can still score Cyber Monday prices on all kinds of products, including Dash egg cookers, robot vacuums, and more.
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Videos for Amazon (company)

Amazon to Lease Office Space in New York City [Video]Amazon to Lease Office Space in New York City

The e-commerce giant will take over 335,000 square feet in Manhattan.

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Man Shot, Killed At Amazon Staffing Contractor In Arizona [Video]Man Shot, Killed At Amazon Staffing Contractor In Arizona

A man was shot and killed Monday in the Glendale, Arizona office of Integrity Staffing Solutions. According to Business Insider, the company is an Amazon contractor that places employees in warehouses..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Amazon blames Trump for loss of Pentagon contract [Video]Amazon blames Trump for loss of Pentagon contract

Amazon on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft...

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Baby Yoda Figurine Tops Amazon’s Best-Sellers Chart [Video]Baby Yoda Figurine Tops Amazon’s Best-Sellers Chart

Baby Yoda, formally known as the Child, has taken over social media ever since appearing on Disney Plus’s new show, ’The Mandalorian’.

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Wall Street inches higher [Video]Wall Street inches higher

Wall Street eked out slight gains Thursday as investors waited for concrete news on a hoped-for interim trade deal between the United States and China. Fred Katayama reports.

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Britain's Johnson backs digital tax despite Trump's ire [Video]Britain's Johnson backs digital tax despite Trump's ire

Britain is to press ahead with a digital services tax, even after a similar measure in France led the U.S. to threaten punitive tariffs. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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France and EU ready to face off U.S. tariff threat [Video]France and EU ready to face off U.S. tariff threat

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to hike up U.S. tariffs on French products at a NATO summit that marked a new low in U.S.-French relations. France and Brussels said they stood ready to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Cyber Monday is on track to smash record [Video]Cyber Monday is on track to smash record

Holiday shoppers have already been flocking to the internet but Cyber Monday is still expected to see record sales. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Pelosi vows U.S. will meet goals of COP25 [Video]Pelosi vows U.S. will meet goals of COP25

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed on Monday that the U.S. would meet the goals of the United Nations summit on climate change, saying "we are still in."

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Spain's Sanchez greets leaders arriving for climate talks [Video]Spain's Sanchez greets leaders arriving for climate talks

Spain's acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, greeted leaders arriving for the 2019 Climate Change conference in the capital Madrid on Monday.

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Black Friday protesters picket Amazon as Greenpeace demonstrate in Madrid [Video]Black Friday protesters picket Amazon as Greenpeace demonstrate in Madrid

Greenpeace activists staged a protest displaying a giant banner in the heart of Madrid that read: "Consumerism = climate crisis" during 'Black Friday' and protesters gathered outside online retailer..

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Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global [Video]Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global

The frenzy associated with in-store Black Friday shopping was missing in the U.S. this year as more consumers shopped online, but discounting to lure shoppers that began in America has now spread to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

Japan's Aeon signs up Ocado in online grocery bet [Video]Japan's Aeon signs up Ocado in online grocery bet

Japan's biggest supermarket group, Aeon, has hired British online grocery pioneer Ocado to develop its e-commerce business, hoping to fend off rivals such as Amazon as more customers buy groceries..

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Amazon gears up for ‘biggest ever Black Friday’ [Video]Amazon gears up for ‘biggest ever Black Friday’

Amazon is gearing up for what is expected to be its “biggest ever Black Friday” with an extra 1,500 seasonal workers hired at one of its Scottish sites in the run-up to Christmas. The company..

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals for Electronics and Household Items [Video]Amazon Cyber Monday Deals for Electronics and Household Items

Bargains on the e-commerce giant begin on November 30.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Corbyn: Labour will end zero-hours contracts [Video]Corbyn: Labour will end zero-hours contracts

Jeremy Corbyn has said that a Labour government would end zero-hours contracts and guarantee that everyone in work gets at least a basic number of hours. Speaking outside an Amazon depot in Sheffield,..

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Macy's slashes outlook second time before holidays [Video]Macy's slashes outlook second time before holidays

A gloomy quarter at department store chain Macy's forced the company to cut its full-year outlook for a second time on the eve of the busiest time of the year. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Amazon Expands Free Music Service [Video]Amazon Expands Free Music Service

The company made its ad-sponsored amazon music streaming tier free to iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV users Amazon, via blog post.

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Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event [Video]Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event

Tinie Tempah is set to perform a free concert for Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon's Home of Black Friday event.

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Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft [Video]Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon announced plans to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT [Video]Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT

The UK Labour party says it will part-nationalize BT if it wins the upcoming election, as part of a plan to offer free broadband to all households. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Nike Halts Sales on Amazon [Video]Nike Halts Sales on Amazon

The company will no longer directly sell its sneakers or clothing on the website.

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Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV [Video]Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV

The service's availability comes after a deal made between The Walt Disney Company and Amazon.

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The best TV shows and movies to stream in December 2019

From "The Mandalorian" to "The Confession Killer" to "Truth Be Told." Netflix, Amazon, Hulu. Apple TV+ and Disney+ have great offerings in December.
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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

How two nonprofits took on Amazon and won, hand-clapping games from around the world and wedding websites that promise to stop romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations.
NYTimes.com - Published

It may not be HQ2 but AOC declares victory and trolls Amazon over New York expansion

"Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway," even without $3 billion in tax breaks, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
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What Is Colorism? Why Did Amazon Pull Some Skin-Lightening Products?

After two nonprofits delivered 23,000 signatures to Amazon asking it to remove skin-bleaching products with mercury, the company listened.
NYTimes.com - Published

Jason Momoa apologizes to Chris Pratt after calling him out for using plastic water bottle

Jason Momoa wasn't here for Chris Pratt's photo of the actor posing with a single use plastic water bottle for an advertisement with Amazon.
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Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes

New York will allow Amazon, DHL and UPS to park cargo bikes in commercial loading zones as a way to get some trucks off the city’s gridlocked streets.
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U.S. warns of tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

Trade taxes on Roquefort cheese, wine and more to retaliate for France's tax on America's Google, Amazon and Facebook.
CBS News - Published

Christmas shipping deadlines 2019: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

If you want your Christmas gifts to arrive on time, here are the key dates you need to know for the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon.
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Companies aim to deliver record-breaking Cyber Monday sales - and fast

With Amazon, FedEx and UPS handling millions of packages a day, expedited delivery is overwhelming mailrooms - and city streets.
CBS News - Published

Brazil's climate negotiators in dark on Bolsonaro's aims: sources

Brazil's negotiators already face a tough job at United Nations climate talks, given anger at President Jair Bolsonaro's stance on the Amazon, but it has become doubly difficult as they are in the dark..
Reuters - Published

The best Cyber Monday deals you can shop at Amazon, Walmart, and more

Cyber Monday is officially here and you can get incredible deals on Apple Airpods, iPhones, iRobot Roombas, clothing and so much more.
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Amazon called out for selling Auschwitz-themed Christmas items

The Christmas items feature images of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where more than one million people were killed during the Holocaust.
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Alexa, can't you stop all those ads on Amazon?

The e-tailer makes up for low profit margins and high shipping expenses with its lucrative and growing search advertising business.
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Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City

For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in..
NYTimes.com - Published

Black Friday 2019: The best Amazon Black Friday deals on tech, laptops, AirPods, and more

Amazon has some of the best Black Friday deals already, including Echo devices, AirPods, MacBooks, Sony headphones, smartwatches, and more.
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Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

Union says distribution center walkouts are to demand "better wages, safer jobs" at the ecommerce giant.
CBS News - Published

Amazon and Walmart must deliver on 1-day vows

The high stakes of missing online world's next-day shipping deadlines: One late package can hurt a retailer's reputation.
CBS News - Published

Amazon's Alexa can now imitate emotions — here's what it sounds like

Digital voice assistant can now speak with varying degrees of excitement and disappointment
CBS News - Published

Indiana lawmakers call for Amazon death investigation

State safety inspector advised ecommerce giant on how to evade blame after warehouse employee died, report says
CBS News - Published

Jeff Bezos could soon be toppled as world's richest person

French magnate has Amazon founder in his sights, boosted by his company's purchase of Tiffany.
CBS News - Published

Impeachment, Amazon, Albania: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
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New on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

Shows and movies you'll want to stream soon
CBS News - Published

Amazon responds to investigation on delivery driver safety

An ongoing investigation by ProPublica and BuzzFeed News found Amazon delivery drivers have been involved in more than 60 crashes causing injuries or death since June 2015. That joint investigation..
CBS News - Published

UK's Labour vows action on 'tax and wage cheat' multinationals

Britain's opposition Labour Party will hold a rally outside an Amazon depot on Saturday as it highlights its promise to target multinational firms it accuses of dodging taxes and cheating workers..
Reuters - Published

Amazon sues over $10B Pentagon contract awarded to Microsoft

The company claims the evaluation process "contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias"
CBS News - Published

Amazon files lawsuit contesting Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc on Friday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp.
Reuters - Published

Amazon pulls "racist" skin-lightening products

High mercury levels also cited as a reason for the controversial cosmetic products to be removed from its site
CBS News - Published

Amazon to open cashierless grocery stores, report says

One workers' advocate says such a move "represents a clear and present danger to working- and middle-class Americans"
CBS News - Published

20 things you didn't know you needed for winter on Amazon

There are a few forgotten items you need to survive the winter, like hand warmers, steering wheel covers, electric kettles, and more.
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Amazon accused of pressuring drivers to meet deadlines

A ProPublica-BuzzFeed News investigation found that Amazon reportedly pressures drivers to meet deadlines, but subcontractors are often liable for accidents
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Nike shoes won't be sold on Amazon anymore

Nike's direct sales to consumers are growing, and some analysts say its split with Amazon could curb counterfeiting
CBS News - Published

Amazon loses in Seattle, which joins other liberal communities chasing jobs away

San Francisco and Silicon Valley. New York and Amazon. Now Seattle and a 'head tax.' The message to high-paying jobs is not in my backyard: Our view
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Tech giants like Amazon bring a cruel, mixed blessing

Tech companies need to do more in planning their moves into a city to keep negative impacts on a city top of mind, writes Robert J. Watkins
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Amazon has decided to open a new set of grocery stores starting in Los Angeles

Amazon is opening a new grocery store in the Los Angeles area that won't be like Whole Foods, but rather a competition against Target and Walmart.
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The crazy popular AirPods are on sale for an amazing price on Amazon

If you're still in the market for a pair of AirPods, right now the Series 2 model just dropped to their lowest price ever on Amazon.
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Amazon to open new line of grocery stores, first in California

Amazon plans to open a new line of grocery stores in California next year, starting in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The company said the store would be different from Whole Foods and would not..
CBS News - Published

Amazon to launch new grocery store concept in LA

The online shopping giant bought Whole Foods two years ago but still lags in grocery market share
CBS News - Published

Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the..
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run

Bernie Sanders, AOC reacted with laughter at report that Amazon's Jeff Bezos asked Mike Bloomberg if he'd run for president.
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Veterans Day free haircuts, store discounts, car washes and $40 off Amazon Prime

Walgreens, Kohl's and Amazon are offering special Veterans Day discounts and businesses are offering free haircuts, car washes, flu shots and more.
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Why Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Uber are spending billions on local politics

Tech companies — long focused on national and global issues — are increasingly getting involved in the nitty-gritty of local politics.
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Target kicks off its Black Friday deals this week

Discount chain joins Walmart and Amazon in getting an early jump on the holiday shopping season
CBS News - Published

Meet Mr. Christmas: You can buy an Alexa-enabled holiday tree for $300

A smart tree dubbed "Mr. Christmas" recently popped up on Amazon, and it's a voice-activated pre-lit tree that was designed to mimic a Douglas fir.
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Amazon's Kindle for kids: 5 takeaways from an 8-year-old reader (and his mom)

To better understand whether Amazon's Kindle Kids Edition is worth getting, we put it in expert hands. Here's what our 8-year-old reviewer had to say.
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Seattle council race stays tight despite Amazon's hefty donations

Seattle's city council race was a toss-up between a pro-business and a progressive council on Tuesday night, despite record election campaign donations from big donors, including tech giant Amazon.com.
Reuters - Published

Warren proposes breaking up Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, at the South by Southwest festival in Austin to discuss her 2020 presidential campaign.
CBS News - Published

Trump Administration considers Amazon deliveries and food trucks in national parks

An industry-heavy committee has advised the the Interior Department to privatize campground amenities in the national parks to boost revenue.
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Brazilian state creates task force to protect Amazon tribe from loggers

The government of the Brazilian state of Maranhao set up a police task force on Monday to protect the Guajajara tribe from illegal loggers that killed one of its warriors in a clash over deforestation..
Reuters - Published

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