An Amazon employee apparently sent customers empty boxes while stealing thousands of dollars worth of items – AOL

A former Amazon employee has been accused of stealing nearly $4,000 of merchandise and gift cards and sent customers empty boxes.  Elvis Edgardo Soto apparently took items off the packaging line at a fulfillment center in Florida where he worked.  Some of the stolen items included several iPhone cases, eyebrow pomade and a toy pony…

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Amazon Prime customers bought 2 billion items on one-day delivery in 2018 – CNET

Amazon Prime customers went bananas for the e-commerce giant’s fast delivery option in 2018. Literally. Amazon Prime subscribers, who pay $119, £79 or AU$59 annually for perks such as free shipping and access to music, movies and TV shows, purchased more than 2 billion items on the site with one-day or faster delivery, the internet…

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the latest protest for Black Friday, one of the busiest annual shopping days online as retailers slash prices and heavily…

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Amazon Primed to Boost Property Prices in Winning HQ2 Cities

The “Amazon effect” of easy online shopping has been derided for upending bricks-and-mortar businesses everywhere. But in Queens, N.Y., and Northern Virginia, investors say the phrase now heralds a budding real-estate boom. The giant retailer’s decision to split its second headquarters between Long Island City, across the river from Midtown Manhattan, and Crystal City, Va.,…

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Amazon building collapses during tornado in Maryland, leaving 2 dead

Two men were killed after part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed as a tornado tore through Maryland’s largest city on Friday, officials said. The Baltimore City Fire Department identified the men on Saturday as Andrew Lindsay, 54, and Israel Espana Argote. No age was provided for Argote. The National Weather Service said that an EF-1 tornado…

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