• D.C. Oct 21, 2019

    Amazon Is Shipping Expired Food, From Baby Formula to Old Beef Jerky, Scaring Consumers and Putting Big Brands at Risk

    Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site for many grocery shoppers, especially since the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods over two years ago. But an increasing number of consumers are finding that, just as the broader Amazon Marketplace has a major issue with counterfeits and unsafe products, the grocery section is littered with...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    '45 Is a Puppet': Trump Appears in Front of Altered Presidential Seal

    When President Donald Trump took the stage Tuesday at the Teen Action Summit in Washington, D.C., an image of what appeared to be the presidential seal was projected on the screen behind him. But, upon closer inspection, many noted that the bald eagle on the seal was doctored and bore a striking resemblance to the one on Russia’s coat of...

  • China Sep 3, 2018

    Founder of China's JD.com Arrested in US, Returns to Beijing

    A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Zhang Shuhan, a JD.com official, said Monday by phone that “Liu Qiangdong has been released without charges and he is now back in China.” Also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the...

  • PRESIDENT May 2, 2018

    Peppa Pig Wins Street Cred, Attracts Censors in China

    A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China’s censors as fans use her porcine likeness in rap videos and “gangster” tattoos. The bright pink swine’s subversive alter-ego has made her a viral hit but also an apparent target of government workers who police the internet. Videos with the hashtag #PeppaPig could not be searched Wednesday on...

  • United States Jul 21, 2017

    What Drug-Dealing Darknet Sites Have in Common With eBay

    AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn’t all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show....
    Not only did it work hard to match buyers and sellers and to stamp out fraud, it offered dispute-resolution services when things went awry and kept a public-relations manager to promote the site...

  • Amazon Aug 6, 2014

    Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Service in D.C.

    Want your Amazon package to arrive the same day you placed your order? Now it can.

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