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News Electronics Manufacturing General
September 15, 2020  

Amazon to hire 100,000 to keep up with online shopping surge

The company already had to hire 175,000 people earlier this year to keep up with the rush of orders.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 28, 2020  

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.

News Energy General
June 25, 2020  

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

Amazon disclosed its carbon footprint the first time last year after pressure to do more to combat climate change

News Manufacturing General
April 30, 2020  

Trump trade office adds Amazon to ‘notorious markets’ list

USTR cited complaints from U.S. businesses that consumers can’t easily tell who is selling items on the Amazon platforms.

News Food & Beverage General
February 27, 2020  

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier less grocery store

At the new store, opening Feb. 25 in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets

News Sustainability
February 18, 2020  

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the planet.

News Electronics General
February 3, 2020  

Amazon is big … really, really big; U.S. workforce hits 500K

Amazon’s growth comes with increased scrutiny, as some U.S. presidential candidates want to break it up

News General
December 16, 2019  

Amazon bans sellers from using FedEx for some deliveries

Amazon and FedEx have a testy relationship.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 2, 2019  

US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports

Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

News Electronics General
October 15, 2019  

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Elizabeth Warren, who in March proposed breaking up big tech companies, began running a text ad on Facebook to take aim at Zuckerberg.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 1, 2019  

Restoring forests one tree at a time, to help repair climate

A first line of defence against climate change, absorbing up to 25% of man-made carbon emissions each year.

News Electronics General
September 26, 2019  

EBay CEO clashes with board, steps down

Ebay, facing increasing competition from Amazon and other online stores, has been pressured to sell off some of its sites.

News General
September 19, 2019  

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

US$250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs to Detroit area.

News Electronics General
September 10, 2019  

Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

Amazon said the hiring events will take place Sept. 17 in six locations.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 28, 2019  

Canada pushes Amazon protections in free trade talks with Brazil

Carr says talks with Mercosur group will continue “because we are committed to diversifying our trading partners.”