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...
According to Business Insider, Amazon is slowing its hiring in Seattle as it plans to open a new headquarters in a yet-to-be-determined city. Here are some highlights of the article: Amazon has been in a hiring frenzy for years but it has slowed down hiring at its Seattle headquarters, accordi...
Starting Monday, Amazon will cut the prices of bananas, butter, organic eggs, and other staples at Whole Foods' stores, aiming to lure customers with lower costs and undo the grocer's reputation as a elite grocery destination (as indicated by its popular nickname, "Whole Paycheck"). The online giant...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had doubled down on his company’s opposition to President Trump's federal ban on refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. In an email sent to Amazon employees yesterday, Bezos stated that Amazon would put its lobbying weight to work to oppose the ban, both ...
Remember the devastating New York Times article back in September that exposed Amazon’s brutal work culture and insensitive treatment of working parents? Well, following all the bad press it’s received in the aftermath, Amazon has taken major steps to improve parental leave benefits, according t...
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably heard about the bombshell report the New York Times ran last week on the brutal work conditions at Amazon.  The story detailed a cut-throat work culture (marathon conference calls on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving, criticism from bosses for spotty...
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to companies over workers, ruling that employers are not obligated to pay workers for extra time spent in security checks at the end of their shifts. The case emerged from workers in an Amazon.com Inc. warehousing contractor, Integrity Staffing Solu...