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Why Amazon continues to deliver CEOs to startups

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal Nov 20, 2019
From Hulu to WeWork, multiple corporate leaders have gotten their start at the online retail giant.
CEO Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his garage in 1994.
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The Season

How Amazon's counterfeit problem reached a bird feeder manufacturer in Rhode Island

by Marielle Segarra Nov 18, 2019
The vice president of the company likened policing Amazon for fakes to "a game of whack-a-mole."
Can you spot the fake hummingbird feeder? It's on the left. Counterfeit products sold in online marketplaces often bear the same name and trademarks as the legitimate brand.
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The Season

How to spot a fake Louis Vuitton

by Marielle Segarra Nov 18, 2019
Two experts examine some suspect items we bought on Amazon.
A French customs officer shows seized counterfeit handbags prior to their destruction at the postal sorting center of Chilly Mazarin, near Paris.
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The Season

How to stop your delivery packages from getting stolen

by Janet Nguyen Nov 13, 2019
"Porch pirates" took parcels from nearly 26 million Americans in 2017.
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Amazon sacrifices profits for faster shipping

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 25, 2019
The company's spending a lot of money to make sure you get your meat thermometer the same day you order it.
Two-day shipping used to be Amazon's signature. Now, its competitors offer the same.
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Trade group asks U.S. government to call out Amazon for counterfeits

by Marielle Segarra Oct 2, 2019
The group also wants web sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines added to the list.
A trade group is asking the federal government to put Amazon websites, specifically those in France and India, on a counterfeit list. Above, Amazon packages in northern France.
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After the fanfare, Amazon's HQ2 slowly gets going in Virginia

by Kimberly Adams Sep 30, 2019
A "Career Day" draws thousands, but Arlington residents are learning the 25,000 promised jobs will be filled over 10 to 12 years.
Thousands of people attend Amazon's Career Day in Crystal City, part of Arlington, Virginia.
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Amazon says it plans to donate goods rather than destroy them

by Erika Beras Sep 5, 2019
Amazon says it'll stop destroying unsold goods in the U.S. and the U.K., and donate them instead.
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Rihanna partners with Amazon to stream fashion show

by Marielle Segarra Aug 27, 2019
Amazon wants to grow its apparel business. Could a retail collaboration with Rihanna be far behind?
Amazon Prime has more than 100 million members. That’s a lot of potential customers for Rihanna, shown above at a London movie premiere in 2017.
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FedEx is cutting ties with Amazon and focusing on other e-retailers

by Jack Stewart Aug 8, 2019
But is there enough other delivery business out there?
A FedEx worker unloads packages from his delivery truck in San Francisco, California.
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