Amazon

Government, Business

Trump Criticizes Postal Service, Says It Should Boost Rates for Amazon

A USPS worker unloads a truck in San Francisco in December 2019. A USPS worker unloads a truck in San Francisco in December 2019. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said the U.S. Postal Service is “a joke” and should quadruple the rate it charges major companies to ship a package, but is too frightened of Amazon .com Inc. to do so.

April 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Sales Curbs in France Stay as Judges Put Safety First

Amazon lockers at the Louvre metro railway station in Paris. Amazon lockers at the Louvre metro railway station in Paris. (Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. lost its fight to be able to sell the whole range of its products in France after failing to convince judges it had taken measures to protect workers from the coronavirus.

Gaspard Sebag | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Nudges Customers Away From Nonessential Items

A truck featuring the Amazon Prime logo heads toward a fulfillment center in the United Kingdom on March 30. A truck featuring the Amazon Prime logo heads toward a fulfillment center in the United Kingdom on March 30. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The pandemic has many of us acting in unusual ways, and the world’s largest e-commerce company is no exception: Amazon.com has begun discouraging users from buying things they don’t need.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon May Stop French Deliveries After Court Order

Employees observe social distancing due to the coronavirus at the entrance of an Amazon facility in France on April 9. Employees observe social distancing due to the coronavirus at the entrance of an Amazon facility in France on April 9. (Michel Spingler/Associated Press)

Amazon .com Inc. threatened to stop activity at its fulfillment centers in France after a court order banned the sale of non-essential goods, concluding the retailer isn’t doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helene Fouquet | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Vows to Fight French Court Ban on Nonessential Sales

Amazon conveyor Empty cardboard boxes pass along a conveyor from the packing station at an Amazon fulfillment center in Koblenz, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Amazon.com was handed a French ban on sales of nonessential items after losing the first round of a court fight with labor unions that said the company wasn’t doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 14, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Moves to Stock More Nonessential Items in Warehouses

A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves carries Amazon boxes during a delivery in New York on March 26. A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves carries Amazon boxes during a delivery in New York on March 26. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. will slowly increase the assortment of products that can be shipped to its warehouses this week, easing restrictions instituted in March that prioritized essential goods such as medical supplies, groceries and pet food amid the pandemic.

Spencer Soper and Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Suspend Test Service for Outside Deliveries

Amazon Romulus, MI Amazon fulfillment center in Romulus, Mich., by Paul Sancya/AP

Amazon .com Inc. is suspending a pilot program that was geared toward delivering packages for third-party vendors that sell goods on its website but that do not ship through one of its fulfillment centers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Business, Safety

Amazon Stock Stability Turns Perceptions of Investor Safety Upside Down

Outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. Outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Investors are redefining what constitutes safety in the stock market as the unprecedented lockdown of the U.S. economy takes hold.

Luke Kawa | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Amazon to Donate 8,200 Laptops to Seattle Students

Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is donating 8,200 laptops to families of elementary school students in Seattle Public Schools who don’t have access to a device needed for remote learning while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company and school district announced April 6.

Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon Diverts Masks to Hospitals, Pledges Warehouse Safety

An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. said it will divert sales of masks and other medical supplies to hospitals and government entities.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2020

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