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Recent articles by Ben Fox:

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

Senators demand answers about Amazon firing activist employees

The group of lawmakers raises its concerns after at least six Amazon workers involved in protests against the company were terminated. → Read More

Amazon VP resigns in protest over firings of activist employees

Prominent web guru Tim Bray called out Amazon's leaders after he quit his job on Friday. → Read More

Amazon sales surge but Bezos says coronavirus costs could hit $4 billion

Facing harsh criticism, the company said it will take virtually all of its upcoming second-quarter operating profit to fund protective gear for employees and getting products to customers. → Read More

Your coronavirus quarantine spending is heavy on pajamas and beer

Outside a Target store in New York City this month, where a social distancing line formed. Braulio Jatar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. While many of us are in isolation separated from one another during the coronavirus pandemic, our shopping habits show that much of what we're doing is… → Read More

Amazon may have broken labor laws in employee firing, New York AG says

The attorney general claims that the termination created a chilling effect on other workers speaking out. → Read More

Amazon extends its higher hourly and overtime pay during coronavirus

The company also expands its leave of absence policy to aid high-risk workers. → Read More

Fired Amazon worker says termination was retaliation for speaking out

Employees are ramping up complaints that Amazon isn't protecting them from the coronavirus, following this sixth publicly known termination. → Read More

Amazon fires yet another warehouse worker who protested against working conditions

This is the sixth publicly known termination, as employees ramp up complaints that Amazon isn't protecting them from the coronavirus. → Read More

Bezos' Amazon shareholder letter emphasizes need for more coronavirus testing

Amazon's CEO also discusses the company's value as a jobs engine. → Read More

Coronavirus is making touch-free shopping a necessity

Amazon Go stores, delivery drones and contactless terminals will play a big role for consumers. → Read More

Amazon plans to hire 75,000 more workers in response to coronavirus

The company just completed an earlier hiring blitz of 100,000. → Read More

Amazon says face masks available for staff, but workers deny it

Employees also say temperature checks aren't being strictly enforced. → Read More

Amazon says face masks available for staff, but workers deny it

Employees also say temperature checks aren't being strictly enforced. → Read More

Amazon warehouse workers plan another protest in Staten Island

Monday's demonstration follows the firing of strike organizer Christian Smalls last week. → Read More

Amazon extends its US returns window to May 31

The change comes as Amazon has worked to overhaul many of its operations during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Amazon's leaders send mixed messages on worker strikes

Competing statements from two top Amazon leaders point to struggles running the retail giant during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More