Amazon Looking to Fund Entrepreneurs Who Want to Deliver its Packages

Amazon has announced the launch of a new program that allows entrepreneurs to build their own businesses delivering Amazon’s packages. Successful owners, the company says, can earn as much as $300,000 operating a fleet of up to forty delivery vehicles. The move is seen as a play against package-delivery giants UPS, FedEx and DHL. “We […]

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Civil Liberties Groups Push Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Software

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, urging him to halt the sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies this week. The worry, according to the roughly forty civil liberties organizations that co-signed the letter, is that software is too easy to abuse. The software, […]

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President Trump Pushes Post Office to Raise Prices on Amazon

President Trump has reportedly lobbied U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to raise the rates the U.S. Postal Service charges Amazon.com to ship its packages. The President reportedly pushed for rates to as much as double for Amazon, along with other firms. The move could have cost the firms as much as billions. The rates the […]

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Sears to Sell and Install Tires Through Amazon

Department store chain Sears announced this week that it will offer full service tire installation through Amazon.com. The company says the service will begin in a couple weeks and will start with forty-seven Sears Auto Center locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Sears will subsequently roll the […]

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President Trump: Amazon Must Stop Taking Advantage of the Postal Service

President Donald Trump directed attacked Amazon.com Saturday accusing the online retail giant of cheating the U.S. Postal Service out of billions of dollars by paying considerably less than market rates to have their packages delivered. The President made the charge on Twitter. “While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post […]

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Amazon Announces Discounted Prime Benefits Membership for Medicaid Recipients

Online retail giant Amazon.com has announced that it will begin offering membership in its Prime shopping club at about a 50% discount to lower income Americans yesterday.  The company announced it will offer Prime membership to Medicaid recipients at $5.99 per month.  Regular price for the benefits program is $12.99 per month. Amazon Prime members […]

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Amazon Rolls Out Delivery Service That Would Compete with FedEx, UPS

Amazon is testing a delivery service that would compete with shipping giants UPS and FedEx, it was announced today.  The service is being tested in Los Angeles and would only be available to businesses selling goods on Amazon’s platform, to start. Under the new service, “Shipping with Amazon,” Amazon would send a truck to pick […]

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