Can Anyone Satisfy Amazon’s Craving for Electric Vans?

The company has big plans to turn its delivery fleet green. But very few of the vehicles are made right now.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #canoo-inc, #carbon-dioxide, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stellantis-nv, #vans

Businesses are whipsawed again as the Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine mandate.

Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #michaels-david-1954, #national-retail-federation, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How I Quit Prime and Survived

It turns out, one can live in America and not have an Amazon Prime account.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #internal-sub-only-nl, #shopping-and-retail

Why Banks Are Slow to Embrace Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is slowly changing how Wall Street banks handle their business, but concerns with security remain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #microsoft-corp, #morgan-stanley, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Amazon Reaches Labor Deal, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

The agreement’s national scope and its concessions to organizing go further than any previous settlement that the e-commerce giant has made.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why Christmas Gifts Are Arriving on Time This Year

Fears that a disrupted supply chain could wreak havoc on the logistics industry over the holiday turned out to be wrong as many Americans ordered early and shopped in stores.

#amazon-com-inc, #christmas, #consumer-behavior, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #gifts, #postal-service-us, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states

The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups

Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.

#amazon-com-inc, #bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #entrepreneurship, #executive-compensation, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #marcus-david-a, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #social-media, #start-ups, #virtual-currency, #wages-and-salaries

Tornadoes Shouldn’t Be a Workplace Hazard

The disasters that struck in Kentucky and Illinois cannot be separated from the overall political economy of the United States.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #edwardsville-ill, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #organized-labor, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In Kentucky, Tallying the Grim Scale of Destruction

“I don’t think we’ll have seen damage at this scale, ever,” said Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky in the wake of the devastating tornadoes on Friday.

#amazon-com-inc, #beshear-andrew-g-1977, #factories-and-manufacturing, #kentucky, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes

At Amazon Site, Tornado Collided With Company’s Peak Delivery Season

Amazon, which has its highest employment during the holiday shopping season, said the tornado formed at the site’s parking lot.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #buildings-structures, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #edwardsville-ill, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

Deaths Confirmed After Tornado Hits Amazon Warehouse in Illinois

The police said they were notifying next of kin after a tornado caused “catastrophic damage to a significant portion” of the building.

#amazon-com-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #illinois, #tornadoes

What to Know About the Deadly Tornado Outbreak

Dozens of people were killed across several states on Friday night.

#amazon-com-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #illinois, #kentucky, #tennessee, #tornadoes

‘Being the Ricardos’ Review: Kiss, Fight, Rinse, Repeat

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s drama about one very bad week.

#amazon-com-inc, #bardem-javier, #being-the-ricardos-movie, #i-love-lucy-tv-program, #kidman-nicole, #movies, #sorkin-aaron

Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen

In recent months, robberies have been more visible, with several involving large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods.

#amazon-com-inc, #facebook-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail

What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?

A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #boland-john-c, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #institute-for-local-self-reliance

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in December

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of December’s most promising new titles.

#amazon-com-inc, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #hulu-com, #paramount-plus, #peacock-services, #television

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

Rising Covid cases have spurred a return to mask-wearing in the U.S. and overseas, at a time when flawed KN95s from China continue to dominate e-commerce sites.

#amazon-com-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #consumer-reviews, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #e-commerce, #food-and-drug-administration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Amazon Union Vote in Alabama Is a Step Closer to Being Overturned

A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board said management’s victory in an earlier election should be overturned. The company can appeal.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #storage, #wages-and-salaries

Family-Friendly TV Shows and Movies to Watch Thanksgiving Weekend

Hosting relatives for the holiday weekend? Here are some great films and series that will appeal to all ages.

#amazon-com-inc, #disney-plus, #hulu-com, #netflix-inc, #television

The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

A perfect storm of internet fashion trends — and Halloween — has resurrected a Y2K-era Versace dress. At least, for now.

#amazon-com-inc, #australia, #celebrities, #clueless-movie, #costumes, #design, #dresses, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #garner-jennifer, #grande-ariana, #halloween, #hilton-paris, #milan-italy, #models-professional, #movies, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #social-media, #spears-britney, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousands-decade, #versace-donatella, #versace-gianni-spa

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation

The gift was the largest yet for the foundation and was among several splashy donations in recent months by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest people.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-earth-fund, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #obama-foundation, #obama-barack, #obama-barack-h-presidential-library-and-museum, #philanthropy

Teamsters Vote for Sean O’Brien, a Hoffa Critic, as President

Sean O’Brien scored a decisive victory among union members after criticizing the current leadership as too timid in UPS talks and Amazon organizing.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #delivery-services, #elections, #hoffa-james-p, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #organized-labor, #sean-obrien

Review: This ‘Wheel of Time’ Goes Nowhere Fast

Amazon’s ambitious fantasy adaptation is bursting with magic and monsters, but it’s no heir to the “Thrones.”

#amazon-com-inc, #pike-rosamund, #television, #the-wheel-of-time-tv-program

Amazon Staten Island Workers Withdraw Request for Union Vote

The workers had spent months collecting signatures to call for an election.

#amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #wages-and-salaries

‘Always Jane’ Is Part of a New Generation of Trans Documentaries

For decades, films about transgender people tended to be sensationalistic. A newer crop is more celebratory — and opening doors for its young subjects.

#always-jane-tv-program, #amazon-com-inc, #becoming-nicole-the-transformation-of-an-american-family-book, #documentary-films-and-programs, #i-am-jazz-tv-program, #jackson-avery, #jennings-jazz, #luna-zoey-2001, #maines-nicole, #noury-jane, #television, #the-trans-list-movie, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transhood-movie

Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays

Signing bonuses, higher wages, even college tuition. Companies are using perks to entice new employees in an industry that has been battered by the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #best-buy-company-inc, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #labor-and-jobs, #ll-bean-co, #macys-inc, #minimum-wage, #national-retail-federation, #nordstrom-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

Is Meta’s Facial Recognition Retreat Another Head Fake?

If ever an issue cried out for some lawmaking guidance, this is it.

#amazon-com-inc, #carlyle-group-lp, #facebook-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #internal-sub-only-nl, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #virtual-reality-computers

Google Wants to Work With the Pentagon Again, Despite Employee Concerns

Three years ago, the company walked away from a Defense Department project after employees objected to it. Now the company is working on a new proposal for the Pentagon.

#amazon-com-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #google-inc, #israel, #kurian-thomas-r-1966, #microsoft-corp, #pichai-sundar, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Corporate Climate Pledges Often Ignore a Key Component: Supply Chains

Many companies do not account for the emissions from their supply chains, which can be a significant majority of their contributions to greenhouse gases.

#amazon-com-inc, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #corporations, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #target-corporation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #walmart-stores-inc

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in November

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of November’s most promising new titles.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #dickinson-tv-program, #disney-plus, #hawkeye-tv-program, #hbo-max, #how-to-with-john-wilson-tv-program, #hulu-com, #movies, #television, #the-great-tv-program, #the-shrink-next-door-tv-program, #the-wheel-of-time-tv-program

Amazon to Launch First Two Internet Satellites in 2022

Competing with SpaceX, OneWeb and others, the e-commerce titan will rely on small rockets to get prototypes of its satellite constellation into space.

#abl-space-systems, #amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #kuiper-systems-amazon-com-inc, #oneweb-inc, #private-spaceflight, #satellites, #starlink-satellite-constellation-spacex

Will Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Make Good on Its Promise?

The operators of Climate Pledge Arena, home to the N.H.L.’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, plan to reduce and offset its entire planet-warming footprint. They still have a lot to prove.

#amazon-com-inc, #energy-efficiency, #fans-persons, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hockey-ice, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #stadiums-and-arenas, #sustainable-living

Amazon workers in Staten Island file to hold a union election.

The effort could bring a second unionization vote at an Amazon warehouse in less than a year.

#amazon-com-inc, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #smalls-christian

Why Amazon Is in Business With Judge Judy

The company hopes a new court show starring the straight-talking judge will help turbocharge its free, ad-supported streaming platform, IMDb TV.

#amazon-com-inc, #internet-movie-database, #judge-judy-tv-program, #judy-justice-tv-program, #sheindlin-judith-b, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Why Republican Ken Buck Believes in Antitrust and Doesn’t Believe in the ‘Big Lie’

The congressman discusses the future of his party and why he’s teaming up with Democrats on a bipartisan effort that could break up big tech.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #buck-ken, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inside Amazon’s Worst Human Resources Problem

A knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #disability-insurance, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #staten-island-nyc, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Everytable Is Trying to Make Healthy Food as Accessible as Fast Food

A former hedge fund trader thinks centralized kitchens and sliding scale prices are going to crack the code of making healthy food affordable for everyone.

#amazon-com-inc, #chipotle-mexican-grill-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #everytable-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #fast-food-industry, #food, #local-food, #polk-sam-1979, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sweetgreen

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Aim for Union Vote

The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. The company is pushing back.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Book Review: ‘Everything and Less,’ by Mark McGurl

Mark McGurl’s “Everything and Less” examines the impact the tech giant has had on literature itself.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #e-commerce, #everything-and-less-the-novel-in-the-age-of-amazon-book, #mcgurl-mark, #scott-mackenzie

As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It

Despite an overall decline in office leasing in the United States, technology companies gobbled up more space in the Seattle area than they had the previous year.

#amazon-com-inc, #bellevue-wash, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #kirkland-wash, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #redmond-wash, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #seattle-wash

Could an I.A.T.S.E. Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?

Hollywood is back in full swing, grinding those behind the scenes down to the bone. Can a new union contract fix that?

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #amazon-com-inc, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #overtime, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

Don’t Let Amazon Eat the Film Industry

Unlike any other streamer, Amazon brings hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and the power of a vast network of other lines of business to the fight.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #documentary-films-and-programs, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Will TikTok Make You Buy It?

Give any social media platform long enough, and it turns into a mall.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #instagram-inc, #shopify-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Rivian, an Electric Vehicle Start-Up, Reveals Large Losses in its I.P.O. Filing

The company, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, is seeking to sell shares in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #initial-public-offerings, #musk-elon, #normal-ill, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in October

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of October’s most promising new titles.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #hulu-com, #television

Ladies and Gentlemen, Daniel Craig

At long last, the star of the James Bond franchise bids farewell to 007 with “No Time to Die” (and learns for the first time about his life as an internet meme).

#actors-and-actresses, #amazon-com-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #craig-daniel, #johnson-rian, #knives-out-movie, #macbeth-play, #metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc, #movies, #no-time-to-die-movie, #theater

S&P 500 Drops 2% in Worst Day Since May

Investors, weighing the prospect of the Federal Reserve preparing to reduce its purchases of government debt, sold off bonds, pushing the 10-year’s yield to its highest level since June.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #conocophillips, #etsy-inc, #exxon-mobil-corp, #facebook-inc, #federal-reserve-system, #google-inc, #government-bonds, #halliburton-company, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #microsoft-corp, #nasdaq-composite-index, #new-york-life-insurance-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #quantitative-easing, #schlumberger-ltd, #senate-committee-on-banking, #shopify-inc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

New World Is Amazon’s Biggest Video Game Hope Yet

The tech giant has struggled to produce popular games, but a much-delayed title released this week could be the first step in a turnaround.

#2k-games, #amazon-com-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #new-world-video-game, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Voice Assistants Don’t Understand Us. They Should.

Even for new technologies, accessibility matters.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #disabilities, #google-inc, #stuttering, #voice-and-speech, #voice-recognition-systems