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Recent articles by Ben Fox:

Amazon may be facing antitrust probe from New York attorney general

This is just one of a long list of investigations into Big Tech's potential monopoly power. → Read More

A day after Jeff Bezos downplayed Amazon's power, it posts record profit

The report comes after Amazon's boss attended a contentious antitrust hearing Wednesday, in which he tried to de-emphasize the company's influence. → Read More

Amazon Prime Day is coming in the fourth quarter

No word yet on what day, or even what month. → Read More

Amazon doubles profit thanks to pandemic sales and AWS cloud services

The report comes a day after CEO Jeff Bezos attended a contentious antitrust hearing. → Read More

Four memorable moments from the Congressional hearing on Big Tech

Rep. Jim Jordan's outburst, 'Amazon heroin,' and calls to break up Big Tech. → Read More

Tech titans hammered by Congress in historic antitrust hearing

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook face a hostile House antitrust subcommittee. → Read More

Historic antitrust hearing kicks off, with Big Tech on the hot seat

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook appear before a House antitrust subcommittee Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google CEOs lay out their antitrust defenses in remarks to Congress

The CEOs are scheduled to face US lawmakers on Wednesday in an antitrust hearing. → Read More

MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos, donates $1.7 billion to Black, LGBTQ and public health groups

The update comes about a year after the major Amazon shareholder joined the Giving Pledge. → Read More

Jeff Bezos, the press-shy billionaire, to face the harsh spotlight of Congress

The Amazon boss is the only tech CEO appearing Wednesday who hasn't yet sat before a public hearing in Congress. → Read More

Amazon introduces Dash Cart, essentially an Amazon Go store on wheels

The "smart shopping cart" automatically scans your stuff so you can skip checkout. → Read More

Amazon tightens warehouse storage rules to get ahead of holiday shipping rush

The e-commerce giant wants to avoid clogging up warehouse space with products that won't move quickly during the peak selling season. → Read More

Amazon says it sent warning about TikTok app to employees by mistake

The online retail giant had cited the app's "security risks," without offering specifics. → Read More

Price gouging persists during pandemic, despite push to stamp it out

Gougers have shifted with consumer demand, starting with toilet paper, then moving to inflatable swimming pools. → Read More

Jeff Bezos blasts racist customer email about BLM banner on Amazon's site

The CEO's response shows how Amazon, and many in corporate America, have decided to take a vocal position on Black Lives Matter. → Read More

Amazon's details on COVID-19 infections aren't good enough, workers and officials say

Calls to release nationwide coronavirus statistics have come from Amazon's workers and 13 state attorneys general. → Read More

Amazon's Prime Day may be coming in September

Planning for the sale could point to Amazon moving closer to regular operations again. → Read More

Amazon says a group of scammers set its sights on Alexa device customers

An international ring allegedly put together fake websites and mobile apps to lure in customers trying to set up their Echo speakers. → Read More

Amazon ends online grocery waitlist for most US customers

The invite-only requirement was added in a month ago. → Read More

Amazon says its delivery times are picking up after long delays

But the company isn't back to business as usual. → Read More