Karen Weise, The New York Times

Karen Weise

The New York Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

Amazon Earnings: Return to Profitability But Slow Growth Signaled Ahead

The e-commerce giant, which also turned a profit in its latest quarter, indicated sales in the holiday period might rise at their lowest level since 2001. → Read More

The chief executive of Amazon’s consumer business is leaving.

Dave Clark, who was also the architect of the company’s sprawling warehouse operations, said he would depart after 23 years. → Read More

Amazon’s cloud computing outage disrupts its warehouse operations.

Amazon Web Services began reporting increased “error rates” in its cloud operations on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Amazon Staten Island Workers Withdraw Request for Union Vote

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

Amazon sales growth slows and costs rise.

The company’s profit was lower, largely because of higher labor costs and huge investments in its delivery network. → Read More

Amazon workers on Staten Island show they have enough support to hold a union election.

The outcome could bring a second unionization vote at an Amazon warehouse in less than a year. → Read More

Amazon settles with activist workers who say they were illegally fired.

The two women said they had been fired for speaking out. The company said they had repeatedly flouted its employee policies. → Read More

Amazon pushes its return to office to January.

BlackRock and Wells Fargo also delayed their mandatory returns until October. Both attributed the changes to new developments in the spread of Covid-19. → Read More

The Amazon That Customers Don’t See

Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched. → Read More

James Bond, Meet Jeff Bezos: Amazon Makes $8.45 Billion Deal for MGM

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, while diminished, commanded a premium price, with Amazon seeking to bolster its crucial Prime membership offering. → Read More

Amazon indefinitely extends a moratorium on the police use of its facial recognition software.

The tool has faced scrutiny from lawmakers and some employees inside Amazon who said they were worried that it led to unfair treatment of African-Americans. → Read More

Amazon’s profits soar 220 percent as pandemic drives shopping online.

The high volume of orders during the pandemic has let Amazon operate more efficiently. → Read More

Amazon’s Profit Tripled in First Quarter: Live Updates

Amazon has run its warehouses closer to full capacity, and delivery drivers have made more stops on their routes, during the pandemic.Credit...Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters With the pandemic shifting sales online and consumers flush with stimulus checks, Amazon on Thursday reported $108.5 billion in sales in the first three months of the year, up 44 percent from a year earlier. It also posted $8.1… → Read More

Amazon to raise pay for 500,000 workers.

They will receive 50 cents to $3 more an hour, the company said. → Read More

Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech

By acquiring a provider of artificial-intelligence software, the tech giant is hoping to bolster its offerings for the fast-growing field of medical computing. → Read More

Follow Live Amazon Union Vote Results as Counting Restarts

With about half the ballots counted late Thursday, votes against unionization had an advantage of more than 2-to-1 over those in favor. → Read More

Amazon union drive in Alabama gathers 3,215 votes.

The ballots cast represent about 55 percent of the roughly 5,800 workers who were eligible to vote, the union representing the workers said. → Read More

Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

The two employees had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate change and address concerns about its warehouse workers. → Read More

Discord and Microsoft Said to Discuss Deal That Could Top $10 Billion

An acquisition of Discord, a chat app for gamers, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business. → Read More

New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York. → Read More