E-commerce

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‘A dark legacy’: unions voice fears over global logistic firm’s spinoff
US-based XPO Logistics has boomed during the pandemic but its reorganisation is causing concern

Michael Sainato

23, Sep, 2021 @4:08 PM

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A billionaire wants to build a utopia in the US desert. Seems like this could go wrong | Jessa Crispin
The architects of the proposed 150,000-acre project are scouting the American south-west. They’re already predicting the first residents can move in by 2030

Jessa Crispin

20, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit
PM is making three-day trip during which he will give speech to UN general assembly and hold talks with Joe Biden at White House

Heather Stewart Political editor

19, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Waste from one bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’
Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises

Alex Hern UK technology editor

17, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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NFT trader OpenSea bans insider trading after employee rakes in profit
Executive was found to be buying artworks shortly before they were promoted on site’s front page

Alex Hern

16, Sep, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Co-op faces criticism as it begins selling groceries via Amazon
Store revs up 300 more delivery robots and offers full range of groceries to Amazon Prime subscribers

Sarah Butler

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Amazon offers $3,000 sign-on bonuses to US delivery and warehouse workers
Online retailer will also raise its average starting wage to $18 an hour to help recruit 125,000 people

Sarah Butler

14, Sep, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers
Company is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and Kroger

Mark Sweney

10, Sep, 2021 @8:58 AM

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Amazon UK arm pays £3.8m more corporation tax despite £1.9bn sales rise
Company says UK business as a whole paid out £492m in ‘direct taxes’ in 2020 – up from £293m in previous year

Sarah Butler

07, Sep, 2021 @10:00 PM

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FCA warns over crypto assets pushed by stars such as Kim Kardashian West
US TV star posted paid advertisement for Ethereum Max cryptocurrency token on Instagram

Kalyeena Makortoff

06, Sep, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Amazon to recruit 55,000 staff globally in tech and office roles
Retailer says it will add 40,000 jobs in the US and 2,500 in the UK to support plans for rapid growth

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Sep, 2021 @7:28 PM

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Scepticism grows in El Salvador over pioneering Bitcoin gamble
Country will be first to adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender next month – but economists are sounding warnings over risks

Mat Youkee in El Zonte

30, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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