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Nation May 28MacKenzie Bezos promises to give half her fortune to charity
MacKenzie Bezos' divorce from Jeff Bezos earlier this year leaves her with a 4% stake currently worth more than $36 billion in the online shopping giant.
Nation May 08Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco in its stores to 21
The world's largest retailer said the new rules will take effect in July in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors.
Nation Apr 23Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and gender
Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you.
Nation Feb 16Amazon’s exit from New York provoked by swell of push back, lack of transparency
In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax…
Economy Nov 13Amazon names New York, Virginia as two locations for new headquarters
New York officials are expected to address Amazon's decision on new headquarters in a briefing at 1 p.m. ET today. Watch their remarks here.
Economy Nov 06Amazon HQ2 could be split between two cities
Amazon's second headquarters had come with the promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs. Now those jobs could be divided up between two locations.
Nation Oct 02Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay
Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.
Politics Apr 17Starbucks to close more than 8,000 stores for afternoon of racial bias training next month
Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training…
Nation Feb 15McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu
McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.