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Amazon Starts Road Testing Rivian Electric Vans in Los Angeles

Rivian vehicle Amazon via YouTube

Amazon .com Inc. began testing the first lot of its Rivian Automotive Inc. electric delivery vans in Los Angeles as it works to fulfill a pledge to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Step Down in Q3

Bezos Bezos (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos will step down as the online giant’s CEO but will stay on as executive chairman, the company announced Feb. 2.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Offers to Help Biden Administration With Vaccinations

An Amazon Prime truck sits at a company fulfillment center in November 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News) An Amazon Prime truck sits at a company fulfillment center in November 2020. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is offering to help the Biden administration accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including to its own employees.

January 20, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Makes First Aircraft Purchase to Expand Delivery Network

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is buying 11 used Boeing 767-300 planes, the first time the online retail giant has purchased, rather than leased, aircraft for its fast-growing air cargo operation.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Delays Hike in Merchant Fees Until June 2021

Vans leave an Amazon delivery station in Carlstadt, N.J. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News) Vans leave an Amazon delivery station in Carlstadt, N.J. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. says it will delay raising fees it charges independent sellers to store and ship items until June, a gesture to merchants who have sometimes bristled at the rising costs of doing business with the company.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Alabama Workers Get Chance for First-in-US Union

An Amazon Prime warehouse worker collects a package. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News) A worker collects an Amazon Prime customer order package from a conveyor at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. workers at an Alabama warehouse were given the go-ahead by federal regulators to vote on whether to form what would be the first union at a U.S. facility of the e-commerce giant.

December 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon’s Zoox Unveils Autonomous Electric Vehicle

Zoox vehicle Zoox L5 Fully autonomous, all-electric robotaxi at Coit Tower in San Francisco. (Zoox)

Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup owned by Amazon .com Inc., unveiled a fully autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel that can drive day and night on a single charge.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Merchants Say Deliveries of Some Products Are Delayed

Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. merchants around the U.S. say some products that normally reach customers in one or two days are now taking a week or longer just as the world’s largest online retailer heads into what’s expected to be a record-busting holiday shopping season.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walgreens CFO Downplays Amazon’s Role in Pharmacy Industry

At the moment, Walgreens' CFO isn't too concerned about Amazon entering the pharmacy space. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s finance chief downplayed the impact of Amazon .com Inc. just days after the internet giant’s push into online pharmacy sent shares of pharmacies and drug distributors reeling.

Angelica LaVito | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2020
Logistics

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy, Shaking Up Another Industry

An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Nov. 17 that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door in a couple of days.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
November 17, 2020

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