When was the last time you went to a shopping mall? For many Americans, it’s been years — and in many communities, they’ve been shuttered for good. But don’t rush to declare the death of retail. Americans have started shopping more — in old-school stores. From the garden section at Walm...
Last month, Bloomberg reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has amassed a fortune worth $150 billion. That is the largest amount in modern history, and mind-boggling however you look at it. Bezos is the only hecto-billionaire on the planet. He is worth two million times more than the average Ameri...
[caption id="attachment_8188" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, met the President-Elect at Trump Tower after the 2016 election. Why does the president hate him?[/caption] In a recent Op-Ed, Seattle native Timothy Egan wrote that P...
Amazon reports that its median employee pay last year was $28,446. That data, made public on Wednesday in the company's annual report, is a reminder that even though tech-workers and business managers at Amazon headquarters earn more than $100,000, across most of the country, Amazon offers blue-c...
Amazon executives recently toured Dallas, one of 20 finalists for a second company headquarters, and local officials bragged about its growing workforce and low taxes -- a perfect match for 50,000 planned Amazon jobs. But the local team also brought a surprising guest: the Reverend Neil Caza...
[caption id="attachment_8145" align="aligncenter" width="1020"] Members of Iron Workers Local 86 show up at Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s press conference outside the Amazon Spheres to voice, literally, their opposition to a proposed head tax on businesses, especially Amazon. (Alan Be...
Amazon Go, the automated convenience store that recently opened to the public in Seattle, lets shoppers stroll in, grab whatever they want, and zoom back out, all without having to deal with a checkout line or a human worker at the cash register. The self-checkout store is, of course, just the late...
In the words of Warren Buffett, health care costs are "a hungry tapeworm on the American economy." So now the Berkshire Hathaway CEO is teaming up with the CEOs of Amazon and JPMorgan Chase to create a new company that would offer high-quality health care for their employees at a significantly l...
A recent survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. workers — across all industries — are confident that their jobs will NOT be replaced by automation. This optimism was one of the most surprising findings in the new NPR/Marist poll. Typical among the responses was the assured mood of  Chris Beat...
By now, you've probably heard that Seattle and surrounding areas did NOT make the final 20 candidates to host the second headquarters for Amazon. And many residents are breathing a sigh of relief. On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities that are still being considered host the onl...