"I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy," he tweeted on April 3. "Amazon should pay these costs (plus) and not have them bourne by the American Taxpayer. Many billions of dollars. P.O. leaders don't have a clue (or do they?)!" … [Read more...] about President Trump privately pushed Postal Service to double Amazon’s rates
POLITICS 06/12/2018 07:43 pm ET City politicians were up against a corporate-funded opposition effort. So they caved. By Michael Hobbes SEATTLE ― In a 7-2 vote, the Seattle City Council voted to repeal a tax on large corporations to fund affordable housing and homeless services. The council had voted unanimously to pass the tax just over a month ago. Amid boos, cheers and chanting, three councilmembers who’d voted for the tax ― then voted to repeal it ― told a packed City Hall audience that they had no other option. Since the Employee Hours Tax passed in May, a coalition of companies led by Amazon and Starbucks have collected more than 40,000 signatures to repeal it. If the City Council hadn’t reversed its decision, a referendum to nullify the tax would have appeared on the ballot in November. Councilmember Lisa Herbold said she had seen polls indicating that the “vast majority” of Seattleites would support repealing the tax. … [Read more...] about Facing Pressure From Amazon, Seattle Repeals ‘Head Tax’
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani August 6, 2018 1:18 pm Change Font Size The Delhi High Court has directed online shopping giant Amazon to delist sellers selling counterfeit products of lifestyle brand Beverly Hills Polo Club on its platform. Noting that the balance of convenience rested in the plaintiff’s favour, Justice Jayant Nath directed, “Plaintiff has made out a prima facie case. Balance of convenience is in favour of the plaintiff. The defendant shall remove forthwith from its platform any URLs which are pointed out by the plaintiff which are selling products in violation of the plaintiff’s right.” The order was issued on a complaint filed by Beverly Hills, claiming that counterfeit products including apparel products, accessories, fragrance products, watches belts etc. were being sold on Amazon. Beverly Hills had pointed out that it does not sell any of its products, except for perfumes, on online … [Read more...] about Delist Counterfeit Goods Sellers & Share Their Details: Delhi HC Directs Amazon [Read Order]
News / World by Press Association 13/09/2018, 7:50 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said he is giving two billion dollars to start a fund that will open pre-schools in low-income neighbourhoods and give money to non-profit groups which help homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about 160 billion dollars (£122 billion), says he will call it the Bezos Day One Fund. An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed that the money would all come from Bezos, though there are few details about how the fund will operate. In a post to his Twitter account, Bezos said one part of the fund will give money to organisations and groups that provide shelter and food to young homeless families. The other part will launch and operate free pre-schools in low-income communities, where “the child will be the customer”. It is not yet known what his preschools will look … [Read more...] about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to start two billion dollar charitable fund
Amazon HQ2 speculation in week 53 was dominated by Jeff Bezos' appearance at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on Thursday. So much so that the company said in advance there would be no announcement of where Amazon plans to spend $5 billion on a second headquarters to house 50,000 new hires over the next decade. And Bezos stuck to that plan, not giving in to an overflow audience, and repeating that the announcement would still be made this year. One thing Bezos isn't is predictable. Everyone who thinks Amazon is putting its second headquarters in Washington, D.C., may be projecting too much. Who would have picked Seattle in 1994? Bezos was already living in New York City — which then and still now is considered a book publishing world capital. He went to Seattle, he said, because the largest book warehouse was there and Microsoft was there. It was a concentration of volumes of existing books and technology talent. What's he … [Read more...] about This week in Amazon-o-mania: It was all about Bezos and Washington, D.C. Or was it?