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Amazon (company): American electronic commerce and cloud computing company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational conglomerate technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, along with Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world" as well as the world's most valuable brand.

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Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years [Video]

Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years

Sierra McCormick admits that although she doesn't scare easily, her latest film The Vast Of Night gave her chills. It will be released on Amazon on May 29.

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Americans bulk up on home gym equipment to stay fit while staying at home [Video]

Americans bulk up on home gym equipment to stay fit while staying at home

With millions of Americans staying home, demand has soared for fitness equipment to create home gyms - both as a way to stay fit and to relieve stress.

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Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes [Video]

Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes

According to Business Insider, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden criticized Amazon on Friday. He said that the huge online retailer "should start paying their..

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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus [Video]

Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus

Brazil has announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus infections and doctors are now airlifting patients out of..

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Target Extends $2-An-Hour Coronavirus Wage Raise [Video]

Target Extends $2-An-Hour Coronavirus Wage Raise

Target CEO Brian Cornell told workers they’re extending its $2-an-hour coronavirus wage increase. According to Business Insider, the increase for store and distribution workers will go through July..

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Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses [Video]

Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses

Amazon To Reopen French Warehouses

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Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility [Video]

Two More Deaths Reported At Amazon Facility

Amazon confirmed two more deaths among their workers at its facilities in two different states. According to Gizmodo, lawmakers and activists want the company to release official figures of deaths..

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Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen [Video]

Employers wary of 'immunity' tests as they move to reopen

U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire

An old report by Comparisun recently resurfaced online, detailing the wealth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus [Video]

Despair in Brazil's Amazon as tribe loses chief to coronavirus

Members of the indigenous Kokama tribe in Brazil's Amazon gathered on Thursday to pay their respects to Chief Messias Kokama, a staunch indigenous rights activist who lost his life to the coronavirus...

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Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire

Reuters Jeff Bezos could become the world's first trillionaire by 2026 if his wealth continues growing at the 34% rate it has in recent years, according to an analysis from Comparisun. That's before..

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Katy Perry announces via Amazon's Alexa that her new album 'KP5' will be released in August [Video]

Katy Perry announces via Amazon's Alexa that her new album 'KP5' will be released in August

Katy Perry has announced via Amazon's Alexa voice assistant that she is releasing her new album, 'KP5', on August 14.

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Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears [Video]

Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears

Wall Street dropped two percent on Tuesday following a warning from America's top infectious disease expert that reopening the nation's economy too quickly could lead to a fresh outbreak that would..

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AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price [Video]

AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price

AirPods Pro Hit Lowest Amazon Price

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U.S. job losses in April worst since Great Depression [Video]

U.S. job losses in April worst since Great Depression

The latest figures from the Labor Department released on Friday showed the U.S. economy losing 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression. Colette Luke has..

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Amazon Makes $10,000 per Second as Consumers Shelter in Place [Video]

Amazon Makes $10,000 per Second as Consumers Shelter in Place

Amazon recorded sales of $75.4 billion within the first three months of this year, which is a first-quarter record for the company.

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Blake Lively, Shawn Levy's Thriller Headed to Netflix, Adele's Birthday Post on Social Media and More | THR News [Video]

Blake Lively, Shawn Levy's Thriller Headed to Netflix, Adele's Birthday Post on Social Media and More | THR News

Adele makes her return to social media, Blake Lively has a new movie coming to Netflix and Chris Pratt's television series is headed to Amazon.

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Chris Pratt TV Series 'The Terminal List' Headed to Amazon | THR News [Video]

Chris Pratt TV Series 'The Terminal List' Headed to Amazon | THR News

Chris Pratt's TV return will stream on Amazon.

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May Day protesters in the U.S. call for economic help [Video]

May Day protesters in the U.S. call for economic help

This year for May 1, instead of protesting for better wages or benefits, many people took to the streets this year in their respective states to protest stay-at-home orders.

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Catholic priest gives out masks in coronavirus-stricken Amazon favela

As the coronavirus has spread rapidly in the poorest parts of the Amazon's biggest city, a local priest has begun to make masks in his church and hand them out across his parish.
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Amazon mayor warns of indigenous genocide as coronavirus spreads

The mayor of the largest city in the Amazon rainforest said the coronavirus pandemic is killing indigenous people and warned of a "genocide" if Brazil's right-wing government fails to protect..
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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

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Brazilian doctors medevac indigenous COVID-19 cases to Amazon city

The novel coronavirus is spreading so fast among the indigenous people in the furthest parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest that doctors are now evacuating critical COVID-19 patients by plane to the..
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Amazon says 'appropriate' executive to be available, as U.S. panel calls on Bezos to testify

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would make an "appropriate" executive available to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to testify about allegations related to how the company uses..
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In Amazon city, indigenous chief felled by COVID-19 buried with dance and singing

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U.S. Postal Service reviewing delivery contracts: WashPost

The U.S. Postal Service has launched a review of package delivery contracts with Amazon, UPS, FedEx and other large shippers, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing six people with knowledge..
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U.S. Post Office board meets as COVID takes its toll and funding dries up

The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors meets on Friday at a critical juncture as it faces accusations from the White House that it charges package shippers such as Amazon.com too little and as..
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As deaths mount in Brazil's Amazon, official COVID-19 toll under scrutiny

The death toll from COVID-19 in the worst hit part of Brazil's remote Amazon region may be three times the official count, according to data from public notaries reviewed by Reuters, as the spread of..
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Stay-at-home stocks Amazon, Microsoft lift Nasdaq into gain for 2020

The Nasdaq was on track to end Thursday in positive territory for 2020 after winning back the vast majority of steep losses caused in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Republican donor named U.S. postmaster general

A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service, which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon.com more for package delivery.
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Coronavirus: Disease meets deforestation at heart of Brazil's Amazon

Coronavirus has overwhelmed Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, and the worst is yet to come.
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Wall Street selloff resumes after Trump's China tariff threat

U.S. stocks fell on Friday after President Donald Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, while business warnings from Amazon.com and big oil firms highlighted..
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Wall Street slides as Trump warns of new China tariffs

Wall Street's main indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump threatened to slap new tariffs on China over the coronavirus crisis, while a profit warning from Amazon added to the gloom.
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U.S. House panel calls on Amazon's Bezos to testify on third-party sellers

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Futures slide as Trump threatens new tariffs on China

U.S. stock index futures slid on Friday after President Donald Trump threatened to slap new tariffs on China over the coronavirus crisis, while Apple and Amazon became the latest companies to warn of..
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Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2

Amazon.com Inc has told staff whose job can be done from home that they can do so until at least Oct. 2, pushing out the timeline on a return to work for many employees as it faces scrutiny over..
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Amazon investors told to 'take a seat' as demand jumps

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US blacklists five Amazon foreign websites

The US government places some of the online shopping giant’s websites on its “notorious markets” list.
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Amazon city resorts to mass graves as Brazil COVID-19 deaths soar

Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have piled up so fast in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city that the main cemetery is burying five coffins at a time in collective graves.
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Brazil to deploy troops to protect Amazon as deforestation surges

Brazil plans to deploy its armed forces to fight deforestation and fires in the Amazon jungle, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Wednesday, in an effort protect the world's largest rainforest..
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Amazon is Wall Street's biggest winner from coronavirus

No company's stock market value has benefited more from the coronavirus pandemic than Amazon.com's.
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Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs

Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the..
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U.S. senator urges criminal probe of Amazon.com 'predatory data practices'

Senator Josh Hawley urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to open a criminal probe of Amazon.com Inc, saying the online retailer was building a monopoly using "predatory data practices" on vendors..
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New York AG raises concerns about Amazon's pandemic safety practices: source

Amazon.com Inc may have violated safety measures and labor practices amid the coronavirus pandemic as it fired a warehouse protest leader last month, New York Attorney General Letitia James's office..
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Trump threatens to block aid for U.S. Postal Service if it does not raise prices for Amazon

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the U.S. Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon.com, prompting criticism that the move..
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Peru indigenous warn of 'ethnocide by inaction' as coronavirus hits Amazon tribes

Indigenous tribes in Peru's Amazon say the government has left them to fend for themselves against the coronavirus, risking "ethnocide by inaction," according to a letter from natives to the United..
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French court to rule on Amazon union spat as vendors struggle

A French court will on Friday decide whether to back Amazon's appeal against an order to restrict the goods it can deliver, which led it to close its warehouses in France and left many small firms..
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The combined wealth of America's billionaires, including Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk, increased nearly 10% during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a..
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Coronavirus: Amazon extends closure of French warehouses

Amazon shuts in warehouses until Wednesday in a row over sanitary conditions for workers.
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Exclusive: Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster

Amazon.com Inc has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with the coronavirus, employees told Reuters.
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U.S. judge puts Amazon challenge to Pentagon JEDI contract on hold

A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon.com Inc challenging the Pentagon's decision to award a $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp .
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World stocks gain on stay-at-home profits, bond yields slide

World stock markets edged higher on Thursday on surging shares of Netflix and Amazon.com as investors anticipated big earnings from the coronavirus-induced slowdowns keeping people at home, while bond..
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Wall Street rises as Amazon and Netflix hit record highs

Wall Street rose on Thursday as Amazon.com and Netflix surged to record highs.
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Nasdaq gains, but earnings, coronavirus worries weigh on market

The Nasdaq rose in afternoon trading on Thursday as Amazon.com and Netflix surged to record highs, while worries about first-quarter earnings weighed on the Dow and limited gains in the S&P 500.
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Bezos and Zuckerberg join White House phone calls on reopening U.S. economy

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc's CEO, on Wednesday participated in White House conference calls about how to reopen the U.S. economy in light of..
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