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Amazon Patents Flying Warehouse for Better Drone Deliveries

Amazon.com has filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones.

Laharee Chatteerjrr | Reuters
December 29, 2016
Business

Amazon Starts Flexing Muscle in New Space: Air Cargo

Mark Makela/Reuters

A cargo plane emblazoned with "Prime Air" descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, 90 minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season.

Jeffrey Dastin | Reuters
December 27, 2016
Business

Amazon Drivers Say They Are Pushed to the Limit in Holiday Delivery Frenzy

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There are few things more important to Amazon.com than delivery. A large part of the reason the retailer is valued at $360 billion is that it has managed to get customers the things they want, cheaper and faster than its competitors.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2016
Business

Amazon Building ‘Uber for Trucking App,’ Business Insider Says

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Amazon.com is working on an app to pair truck drivers with shippers, Business Insider reported.

Staff and Wire Reports
December 15, 2016
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Cyber Monday at an Amazon Warehouse: Pick, Pack and Ship

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Pick, pack and ship is the motto at the Amazon fulfillment center, where more than 3,400 regular employees and thousands of seasonal helpers are pitching in to help make the holidays happen.

Brittany Britto | The Baltimore Sun
November 29, 2016
Business

Amazon to Open Second Las Vegas Distribution Center

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com plans to open a fulfillment center in North Los Vegas, the second in the city and the third location in Nevada, the company announced Nov. 22.

Transport Topics
November 23, 2016
Business

Pilot Strike May Hurt Amazon’s Air Operation During Holidays

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About 250 pilots employed by a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group Inc. went on strike to protest alleged staffing shortages at the cargo carrier, threatening to ground flights for Amazon.com Inc. and DHL Worldwide Express during the busy holiday shopping season.

Spencer Soper and Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2016
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Amazon Opens Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center

Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

E-commerce giant Amazon has quietly opened in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park West in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania, and is hiring hundreds of workers.

Denise Allabaugh | The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
November 18, 2016
Business

Amazon Taps Merchants for Warehouse Space to Expand Inventory

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. is turning to merchants who sell on its marketplace for extra warehouse space, a less-costly way to expand inventory available for quick delivery.

November 17, 2016
Business

Amazon Spooks Investors With Big Spending on Warehouses, Video Ahead of Holidays

Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com reminded investors it’s still willing to spend lavishly on products or areas that could be the next big thing — whether video streaming, automated personal assistants or a toehold in emerging markets — even if it means thinner profit margins and a weaker stock price.

October 28, 2016

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