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Amazon to hire 150,000 workers for holidays, similar to 2021

Oct. 06, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will hire 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its warehouses ahead of the holiday season. The announcement, made Thursday, shows the e-commerce behemoth is taking a less conservative approach to its holiday planning than Walmart, which...

Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm

Oct. 03, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has advocated in Washington for privacy protection for 25 years, warning about threats to online privacy. The Associated Press spoke recently with Chester about growing public concern and official action. ...

Amazon unveils bedside device that tracks sleeping patterns

Sep. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon enough, a bedside Amazon device might know whether you’re sleeping — or not. The e-commerce and tech giant said Wednesday it will start selling a device later this year that can track sleeping patterns without a wristband. The device, called...

Amazon to hold holiday shopping event in October

Sep. 26, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

Amazon said Monday that next month it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets. During the Oct. 11-12 event, Amazon Prime members will...

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...

California sues Amazon, alleging antitrust law violations

Sep. 14, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California is suing Amazon, accusing the company of violating the state's antitrust and unfair competition laws by stifling competition and engaging in practices that push sellers to maintain higher prices on products on other sites. The 84-page lawsuit filed...

Amazon keeps growing, and so does its cache of data on you

Aug. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

From what you buy online, to how you remember tasks, to when you monitor your doorstep, Amazon is seemingly everywhere. And it appears the company doesn’t want to halt its reach anytime soon. In recent weeks, Amazon has said it will spend billions of dollars in two gigantic...

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...

Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

Aug. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion, scooping up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances amid broader concerns from anti-monopoly and privacy advocates about Amazon's market...

Amazon, Chevron rise; Roku, Intel fall

Jul. 29, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Chevron Corp., up $13.39 to $163.78. The oil company racked up record quarterly profits in the second quarter amid high oil and gas prices. Roku Inc., down $19.65 to $65.52. ...