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Business, Logistics

Amazon.com 'Insourcing' Roils Freight Industry, Analysts Say

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Amazon.com Inc.’s role in the shuttering of New England Motor Freight and the “body blow” dealt to XPO Logistics Inc. is raising alarms for trucking and logistics firms that do business with, or compete against, the popular online retailer.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon to Disclose More Details on Environmental Impact

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Amazon.com announced it will disclose its carbon footprint later this year, giving consumers and investors new insight into the environmental cost of its popular two-day shipping.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019
Perspective

Opinion: Amazon Innovations Force Supply Chain Change

Although widely regarded as innovative, Amazon’s business model has caused disruptive change, whether to its direct competitors or specific industries.

Sean Maharaj | Managing Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Car Maker Rivian

Amazon Model of an electric Rivian truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.

David Welch and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Ditches Plans for New York Headquarters

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

Amazon.com is pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from some residents and politicians, the e-commerce giant said.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls Amazon’s HQ2 Jobs ‘Mission Critical’

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Defending the incentive package to attract Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the prospect of the tech giant bringing tens of thousands of jobs to the area was “mission critical.”

Molly Schuetz and Martin Z Braun | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Wants to Expand Reach in Online Advertising

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Walmart Inc. is big in almost every way — 4,755 stores, 1.5 million employees and $380 billion in revenue in the United States alone. But one part of the world’s largest retailer remains minuscule. “We have a tiny ad business,” CEO Doug McMillon told investors in October. “It could be bigger.”

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Reconsidering NYC Headquarters After Opposition

Amazon NYC residents protesting Amazon outside City Hall. (Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is reconsidering its plan to build a corporate campus in New York after facing a wave of opposition, according to a news report that cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Cuts Deal to Unfreeze Suspended Product Listings in India

Warehouse Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com resurrected thousands of suspended product listings in India by selling much of its stake in top local venture partner Cloudtail, a hastily arranged deal intended to comply with stringent new e-commerce regulations that upended the market.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

N.Y. Mayor Says Amazon Will Prevail as City Needs Tech

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he thinks Amazon.com will prevail in building its huge new campus in the city — despite an opponent being recommended to serve on a board with veto power over the transaction.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019

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