NEW YORK -- This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back during the busiest...
Date: 11/28/2013 | Business
BERLIN -- Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. workers are staging a strike in Germany and the union says there will be more to come in the run-up to Christmas unless the online retailer raises wages.
Date: 11/25/2013 | Business
The news that Amazon had essentially hired the U.S. Postal Service to deliver on Sundays was both surprising and completely sensible.
Date: 11/16/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Amazon is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.
Date: 11/11/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- The wife of Jeff Bezos is giving a thumbs-down to a recent book about her husband's company, Amazon.com Inc.
Date: 11/06/2013 | Business
Amazon.com's revenue rose more than Wall Street expected in its fiscal third quarter, but the online retailer posted another loss due to ongoing investments in its business.
Date: 10/25/2013 | Business
SAN FRANCISCO -- Candice Kilpatrick couldn't help but laugh when she came across a novelty item on Amazon.com: a latex horse's head with a bushy mane.Knowing her friends would get a kick out of the mask too, she shared the link on
Date: 10/24/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.
Date: 09/25/2013 | Business
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com is stepping up a warehouse building spree, signaling the urgency of getting products to customers more quickly amid rising competition from EBay and Wal-Mart Stores.Consider Amazon's center in Chattanooga, Tenn.,...
Date: 08/22/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- Three large domes are part of the new headquarters Amazon.com is planning on three blocks in downtown Seattle.The largest sphere will have five levels. They'll hold more than 800 seats as well as retail space.
Date: 08/20/2013 | Business
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
Date: 08/12/2013 | Business
In the relentlessly efficient world of Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon employees quickly learn when they have overtaxed the attention of their chief executive. He quietly pulls out his smartphone and starts replying to emails. In extreme cases, Bezos will walk out.
Date: 08/08/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Not long before headlines exposed National Security Agency programs that secretly collect records of Americans' phone calls, another surveillance system got far less attention: Nordstrom, the department store chain, acknowledged it was tracking customers without their...
Date: 07/13/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com Inc. and Viacom Inc. said Tuesday that they reached a deal on an expanded multiyear digital video licensing agreement that will bring hundreds of shows from Viacom's Nickelodeon, MTV Comedy Central and other channels to Amazon's video steaming service.
Date: 06/04/2013 | Business
After Netflix's blockbuster earnings sent its stock soaring last week, the company's chief executive made a prediction: TV as we know it is coming to an end.Billions of people around the world will abandon remote controls and begin tapping video apps across an array of...
Date: 04/28/2013 | Nation & World
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Amazon is letting viewers help choose its new lineup of TV shows, scuttling a secretive, wasteful process once reserved for Hollywood taste-makers.
Date: 04/17/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- A federal jury in Seattle is deliberating the case of a little-known actress who sued Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age.
Date: 04/11/2013 | Northwest
SEATTLE -- In an odd combination of old and new, Amazon says that every time a person buys a vinyl record from its online store, it will give that customer a digital version of the songs for free.
Date: 04/07/2013 | Business
NEW YORK -- Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest online retailer that got its start in bookselling, has agreed to buy book recommendations site Goodreads.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Business
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's highest court ruled Thursday the state can collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers, rejecting claims by Amazon.com and Overstock.com that the tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Business
LOS ANGELES -- Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.
Date: 03/20/2013 | Business
ST. IGNACE, Mich. -- A new federal report says that flying conditions were poor and visibility low before a crash that killed an Amazon.com executive and his pilot on the way to northern Michigan's Mackinac Island.
Date: 03/10/2013 | Northwest
BOSTON -- Massachusetts retailers are hailing a deal reached between online seller Amazon.com and state officials to begin collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents who order items through the website.
Date: 12/12/2012 | Business