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Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon to Pay One-Time Bonuses of $500 to Most Logistics Workers

An employee packs boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. An employee packs boxes at an Amazon fulfillment center. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc., after complaints about ending pandemic hazard pay, will give one-time bonuses of $500 to most frontline workers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon Buys Driverless Startup Zoox, Cites Ride-Hailing Prowess

A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California on May 27. A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California on May 27. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is buying autonomous vehicle startup Zoox Inc., a move that could help the company create a formidable opponent to ride-hailing and food-delivery companies.

Molly Schuetz | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Carbon Footprint Grows 15% Despite Green Pledges

A newly constructed Amazon fulfillment facility is seen in Dallas on May 20. A newly constructed Amazon fulfillment facility is seen in Dallas on May 20. (Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press)

Amazon said June 23 that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
June 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Deploys Social Distancing Software at US Warehouses

Employees work inside an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore in April 2019. Employees work inside an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore in April 2019. (Melissa Lyttle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is deploying software in its warehouses to automatically warn employees when they are too close to colleagues, the latest effort by the retailer to adjust its facilities to life with the coronavirus.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Amazon Tells Congress Bezos Will Testify in Tech Power Probe

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. told congressional investigators examining the market power of the largest technology companies that it would make CEO Jeff Bezos available to testify.

Matt Day and Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Business

Elon Musk Says Time to Break Up Amazon, Fueling Jeff Bezos Feud

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said it’s “time to break up Amazon” in a tweet June 4, escalating a rivalry with Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, another billionaire investing in space exploration.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon Buying Zoox May Save $20 Billion, Put Tesla on Its Heels

A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. A Zoox autonomous car takes a test drive in November 2019 in San Francisco. (Andrej Sokolow/dpa via Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc.’s talks to buy driverless vehicle startup Zoox Inc. has analysts speculating the deal could save the e-commerce giant tens of billions a year and put auto, parcel and ride-booking companies on their heels.

Katie Roof and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Prime Air Could Surge to 200 Jets From 42, Study Says

A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.'s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival UPS Inc., according to a study.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, Microsoft Join Forces for Package Shipping

FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide early warnings of delays for shipping customers. (John Taggart/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon .com Inc.

Thomas Black and Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Says Deliveries Returning to Normal After COVID-19 Crush

Amazon says deliveries are returning to normal after April's COVID crush. Sealed boxes move along a conveyor belt into a truck dock at an Amazon fulfillment center in Germany in July 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. says the one- and two-day delivery times that shoppers have come to expect should gradually return in coming weeks as the online retailer catches up from a demand surge tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2020

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