Amazon AimsTo Cut Its Carbon FootprintTo reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable energy like solar power; have more packages delivered in electric vans; and push suppliers to remake their packaging.
Amazon Invests In Electric Pickups, Production Starts In Normal In 2020Rivian unveiled an all-electric pickup and an SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and plans to begin production of the vehicles in a factory in Normal, Illionois, next year. The company is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, not far from Detroit.
Amazon Ditches New York HeadquartersAmazon said it does not plan to look for another location at this time, and will continue to build out offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Has The Longest Run Atop Amazon Since 'Fifty Shades'Obama eclipsed all of 2018's Trump-related titles within a few weeks of being released. Pro-Trump books like "The Russia Hoax" and takedowns like "Fire and Fury" have performed remarkably well for publishers, but "Becoming" has had more staying power.
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Divorcing Wife After 25 yearsLeft unanswered was one of the biggest sticking points in any divorce: How the assets amassed during the marriage will be divided.
Amazon Emerges As Most Valuable U.S. Firm Amid Market TurmoilThe shift occurred Monday after Amazon's shares rose three percent to close at $1,629.51 and lifted the e-commerce leader's market value to $797 billion.
Like It Or Not, Home Items Are Getting Smarter And Creepier,Gadgets with voice controls typically aren't transmitting any data back to company servers until you activate them with a trigger word, such as "Alexa" or "OK Google." But devices have sometimes misheard innocuous words as legitimate commands to record and send private conversations.
Packages Not Delivered In Time For Christmas Leave Some Scrambling For PresentsShipMatrix, which tracks delivery times for major carriers, says 97 to 98 percent of packages should be delivered on time this year.
Amazon's Fleet Of Jets Is GrowingAmazon's fleet of planes is far smaller than those at UPS and FedEx, which number in the hundreds, but it's pushed in recent years to close that gap and gain more control over deliveries.
Man Caught Stealing Packages Instead Of Cleaning NeighborhoodOne of the workers took dozens of Amazon boxes before being arrested and charged with theft.
Sting Uses Fake Amazon Boxes, GPS To Catch Would-Be ThievesE-commerce sales have been growing faster than sales at brick-and-mortar retailers for several years. Online sales in the U.S. are forecast to increase 14.8 percent from last year, to $124.1 billion, for November and December, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.
Amazon Workers Treated After Bear Repellent Releases FumesAt least one of the workers was in critical condition. The injured workers were taken to five hospitals, officials said. It was not clear if any were released.