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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Cigna to Merge with Express Scripts in $53 Billion Deal

Cigna Corporation has struck a deal to buy pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co today in a deal that is reportedly worth $53 billion.  The deal comes on the heels of another mega-merger – a $69 billion deal between other larger insurer Aetna and a major competitor of Express Scripts’, CVS Health Corp.  That […]

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FedEx Pushes Back on Calls to Cut Ties with NRA – “We Do Not Deny Service Because of Political Views or Policy Positions”

Federal Express, the worldwide package delivery service, has announced that it will not be severing ties with the National Rifle Association, despite public demands for it to do so.  In the wake of the deadly Parkland, FL, school shooting, many public voices have called on corporations to cut ties with the gun-rights group. Hertz, Avis, […]

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NRA Pushes Back on Corporate Boycott, Calls it “Shameful”

The National Rifle Association has responded to the boycott of several U.S. corporations calling it a “shameful display of political and civic cowardice.” “The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National […]

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Firms End Relationships with the NRA

An increasing number of corporations are ending their relationships with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting that killed seventeen in Parkland, FL, earlier this month. Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental have all announced that they are ending their discount program would the gun-rights advocacy group.  Car […]

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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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