• NEW YORK Nov 10, 2019

    Woody Allen and Amazon End Legal Battle

    Woody Allen and Amazon.com 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...

  • CEO Oct 1, 2019

    UPS Gets Government Approval to Become a Drone Airline

    UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many regulatory obstacles remain, however, before UPS — or other operators who are testing drones — can fill the sky over cities and suburbs with drones carrying...

  • social media Sep 5, 2019

    Amazon.com Apologizes for Shipping Atwood Novel Early

    Amazon.com is apologizing for a “technical error” which led to some copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” the year’s most anticipated novel, being “inadvertently” sent early.

  • Facebook Aug 11, 2019

    Amazon's Quest for Constant Growth Is Not Leaving It With Many Friends — Except for Wall Street

    From industry stalwarts to high-profile politicians, seemingly everyone’s turning their backs against Amazon these days. Except one: Wall Street. Just this week, old players in two major categories — logistics and pharmacies — turned into foes. FedEx terminated its ground-delivery contract with Amazon, two months after ending its U.S. express shipping deal. Meanwhile, CVS and Walgreens were accused of unfairly...

  • DRIVER Aug 1, 2019

    Amazon Drivers Part of Major Theft Ring: FBI

    A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show. According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle and reviewed by The Associated Press, two storefront businesses posing as...

  • Amazon.com Jul 24, 2019

    Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories Recalled by Boppy Company Due to Suffocation Hazard

    The Boppy Company has recalled 14,000 head and neck support accessories because infants’ heads can be tilted too far forward, posing a suffocation hazard. The product is an accessory for use in infant swings, bouncers and strollers. It was sold at Target, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com and other retailers nationwide from March 2019 through May 2019 for about $20. There...

  • United States Jun 27, 2019

    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. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will be able to fetch their orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores across the United States. It will expand to 1,500 Rite Aid locations by year-end. And Amazon said it’s looking to bring...

  • NEW YORK Jun 7, 2019

    Book Selling Giant Barnes and Noble Sold for $476 Million

    The one-time bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers. Independent bookstores have also persisted in the face of digital publishing. The company said in October that it might put itself up...

  • D.C. Jun 4, 2019

    CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

    CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday it will expand a store model it recently tested. Its HealthHub stores will have about twice as much...

  • D.C. Apr 4, 2019

    CVS Spreads Same-Day Prescription Deliveries to 36 States

    CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000 locations. The company started this service, which comes with a fee,...

  • San Francisco Feb 24, 2020

    Forget Kibbles: US Sales of Fresh Pet Food Are Soaring

    Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at big retailers like Walmart. Later this spring, Petco and its partner, California-based JustFoodForDogs,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Buttigieg Gains With Crowds, TV Spots and Campaign Cash

    Buttigieg, a veteran and Rhodes scholar, was the longest of long shots when he announced a presidential exploratory committee in January. No mayor has ever been elected president, much less one from a community of roughly 100,000 people in the middle of America, and Buttigieg is barely old enough to be eligible for the job. But his underdog bid is...

  • NEW YORK Mar 15, 2019

    FTC Settles With Company Accused of Paying for Fake Online Reviews

    The FTC announced a settlement with a New York-based company, Cure Encapsulations, over accusations it made false claims about a weight loss supplement and paid a third-party website to write and post fake reviews on Amazon.

  • Virginia Nov 14, 2018

    Big Question for Amazon's 2 Chosen Cities: Will It Pay Off?

    The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of New York a combined 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment over the next...

  • CEO Nov 30, 2018

    Airbnb to Whole Foods: See Jeff Bezos' Far-Reaching Empire in Photos

    These are just a few of companies that led to Bezos’ whopping net worth.

  • Virginia Nov 14, 2018

    A Look at Amazon's Empire, From Audible to Whole Foods

    Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you’ve bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you’ve been caught up in Amazon’s growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon’s sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company announced Tuesday that it will open two more bases outside of its Seattle headquarters: one...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2018

    Michelle Obama Memoir Next Pick for Winfrey Book Club

    Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey.

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    Stocks Tumble Again on Report US Plans More Tariffs

    Fear that the Trump administration will announce tariffs on all remaining imports from China helped knock U.S. stocks from a strong early gain to another sharp loss Monday. Technology companies sank again after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. is planning new tariffs if the two sides don’t make progress in trade talks next month. Technology and internet companies, industrials...

  • Captain Oct 26, 2018

    Kelly's ‘Blackface' Remarks Amplify Halloween Costume Debate

    NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like “Black Panther” have become hugely popular.

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2018

    Postal Service Proposes 5 Cent Increase to First-Class Stamp

    The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink. If approved by regulators, the 10 percent increase to the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter would be the biggest since 1991. The price of each additional ounce would go down, from 21 cents to 15 cents.

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