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Economy Nov 17Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges
A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, leaving shelves bare and forcing retailers to put limits on purchases.
Economy Nov 17Amazon opens online pharmacy, disrupting another industry
The move propels Amazon into a new business and could shake up the pharmacy industry. Big chains like CVS and Walgreens rely on their pharmacies to bring them a steady flow of shoppers who stop by frequently to pick up…
Arts Oct 22Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year
More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy’s in New York each year, the company said. That makes it hard to create a safe environment during a pandemic.
Economy Jun 12Businesses to start giving workers Juneteenth off
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery.
Nation Jun 11Amazon bans police use of face recognition technology for a year
Amazon banned police use of its face-recognition technology for a year, making it the latest tech giant to step back from law-enforcement use of systems that have faced criticism for incorrectly identifying people with darker skin.
Nation May 05Amazon executive quits to protest employee firings, company’s climate change record
An Amazon executive says he quit his job at the online retail giant to protest the firing of employees who spoke up about the conditions inside Amazon’s warehouses and the company’s record on climate change.
Economy Mar 16Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 to keep up with surge in orders
The Seattle-based company said the job openings are for a mix of full-time and part-time positions and include delivery drivers and warehouse workers, who pack and ship orders to shoppers.
Health Mar 04Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it
Fear of the coronavirus has led people to stock up on hand sanitizer, leaving store shelves empty and online retailers with sky-high prices set by those trying to profit on the rush. But more of the clear gel is on…
Economy Feb 28Novel coronavirus fear creates a global run on face masks
Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy.
Economy Feb 13Court halts Pentagon cloud contract work with Microsoft
A federal court has ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work with Microsoft on a $10 billion military cloud contract that Amazon was initially favored to win.