Latest Jeff Bezos News

FTC says Bezos, Jassy must testify in probe of Amazon Prime

Sep. 22, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are ordering Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy to testify in the government's investigation of Amazon Prime, rejecting the company’s complaint that the executives are being unfairly harassed in the probe of the popular streaming and shopping...

Chiefs rally past Chargers 27-24 in early AFC West showdown

Sep. 16, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a showdown between the Chiefs and Chargers, two of the league's best teams led by two of the game's bright young quarterbacks, an unheralded seventh-round draft pick who a few years ago was working alongside his mother in a Wendy's restaurant stole the show. ...

Bezos rocket crashes after liftoff, only experiments aboard

Sep. 12, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after liftoff Monday in the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, but the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety. No one was aboard the Blue Origin flight, which used the...

Rivian teams with Mercedes-Benz on electric vans

Sep. 08, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

U.S. electric vehicle maker Rivian is partnering with Mercedes-Benz to build a factory in Europe that will produce electric vans for both companies. The companies announced a memorandum of understanding Thursday and plan to create a joint-venture to create the factory within a few...

Once in the doldrums, Florida coast hums with space launches

Sep. 01, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade ago, Florida's Space Coast was in the doldrums. The space shuttle program had ended, and with it the steady stream of space enthusiasts who filled the area's restaurants and hotel and motel rooms during regular astronaut launches. ...

'Tape or chewing gum:' Twitter's lapses echo worldwide

Aug. 29, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From fire departments to governments, from school districts to corporations, from local utilities to grassroots organizers around the world, Twitter at its best is a tool to get a message out quickly, efficiently, directly. It's also a constant risk-and-reward...

Amazon: FTC probe hounding Bezos, execs; subpoenas too broad

Aug. 16, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon has complained to federal regulators that they are hounding company founder Jeff Bezos and senior executives, making “impossible-to-satisfy demands” in their investigation of Amazon Prime, the popular streaming and shopping service with free delivery and an estimated...

MacKenzie Scott gives $39 million to Junior Achievement USA

Aug. 16, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $38.8 million to Junior Achievement USA and 26 local operations — the largest single gift in its 103-year history — the national education nonprofit announced Tuesday. Like all of Scott’s nearly $12 billion in donations since...

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country's 1st

Aug. 05, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. ...

Jay Carney, Amazon's top policy exec, leaves for Airbnb

Jul. 22, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Carney, the top policy and communications executive at Amazon and one-time White House spokesman, has been named the head of policy at Airbnb, marking another high-profile departure for Amazon as it faces a shifting consumer landscape and heightened regulatory scrutiny. ...