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Amazon prepares for busy holiday season despite layoffs, walkouts and protests​
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Amazon prepares for busy holiday season despite layoffs, walkouts and protests​

Cyber Monday is expected to become the year's biggest shopping day, projected to bring more than $11 billion in online sales — a 5% increase from last year.One of the leaders in online shopping is Amazon, which predicts this year's Cyber Monday event will be even bigger than a record-breaking one last year, despite layoffs, protests and walkouts. Worldwide, Amazon ships over 66,000 orders every hour, and it all starts at one of 400 warehouses — like Amazon's flagship fulfillment center near Kent, Washington. About 5,000 robots and thousands of people work at the fulfillment center, which is one of the largest in the world.  It can process 1 million packages and items in a 24-hour period, according to Ofori Agboka, Amazon's vice president of P...
Bestselling Cloud Slides on Sale for Black Friday
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Bestselling Cloud Slides on Sale for Black Friday

When you find the perfect pair of slides, you can practically live in them. They slip on with no-muss, no-fuss, they're great for just about any occasion, and you don't have to break the bank when you add them to your cart. A pair of Cushionaire Feather Recovery Cloud Slides tick all of these boxes, come in a range of colors, and envelop those tired tootsies in straight-up bliss. Plus, they're cheaper than dinner at your favorite Thai restaurant. No, seriously!Here at Parade.com, we're all about sharing products we love with our audience. When you make a purchase on an item seen on this page, we may earn a commission, however, all picks are independently chosen unless otherwise mentioned.AmazonYou can get a pair of your very own right now on Amazon for just $25, a steal compared to simi...
Amazon to lay off thousands of workers, reports say
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Amazon to lay off thousands of workers, reports say

Ecommerce giant Amazon is set to lay off thousands of corporate workers as soon as this week, according to multiple media reports.The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is seeking to lay off as many as 10,000 people, or 3% of the retailer's white-collar workforce. According to the Journal, cuts are likely in its money-losing hardware division, which includes digital voice assistant Alexa.A spokesperson for Amazon did not respond to a request for comment. The company's chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, told investors in an October 27 earnings call that Amazon was "taking actions to tighten our belt, including pausing hiring in certain businesses and winding down products and services where we believe our res...
Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility award from Jeff Bezos: “I try to put my money where my heart is”
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Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility award from Jeff Bezos: “I try to put my money where my heart is”

Legendary country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton has been awarded a $100 million Courage and Civility award by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his partner, Lauren Sanchez. The money is to be directed toward charities that the recipient sees fit, Sanchez said Friday when announcing the award."When people are in a position to help, you should help. And I know that I've always said, 'I try to put my money where my heart is,' and I think you do the same thing," Parton said to Bezos when accepting to grant. We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people. She joins prior awardees, @VanJones68 and @Chefjoseandres. Congrats, Dolly! pic.twitter.com/d...
Shop 10 early October Prime Day fitness deals on Amazon now
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Shop 10 early October Prime Day fitness deals on Amazon now

New York Post may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you buy through our links. Before you know it, the “new year, new you” era of fitness (i.e., January) will be in full swing. What does that mean for us? Shopping for all things fitness. Next week, Amazon is hosting its 48-hour Early Prime Access Sale on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12, to score great products on even greater discounts ahead of holiday shopping. Aside from browsing its finest selection across all categories, Amazon’s fitness essentials are already coming in hot. (Related: Best early Prime Access Sale beauty deals). From treadmills and exercise bikes to rowing machines and ellipticals, you can’t go wrong with wanting to complete your home gym a...
Save 9% On This Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer Today
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Save 9% On This Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer Today

Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer | $163 | Amazon This Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer is down by 9% today to $163, and it makes for an excellent way to keep fit at home. While lifting weights or doing yoga can help as part of a fitness regime, it’s a good idea to have a way to work on your cardio as well. The Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer offers up eight different levels of magnetic resistance levels to work your way through, so you’ll always be able to push yourself and improve; a digital monitor that’ll show you all of your stats; it’s easy to set up, and also a surprisingly compact elliptical machine, so you won’t have to worry too much about what you’ll do with it when it’s not in use. G/O Media may get a commission So...
FTC investigating Amazon’s purchase of One Medical
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FTC investigating Amazon’s purchase of One Medical

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Amazon's $3.9 billion acquisition of the primary health organization One Medical, a move that could delay the completion of the deal. Both One Medical and Amazon received a request for additional information Friday in connection with an FTC review of the merger, according to a filing made with securities regulators by One Medical's parent, San Francisco-based 1Life Healthcare Inc. Amazon announced plans in late July to buy One Medical, a concierge-type medical service with roughly 190 medical offices in 25 markets. Last week, the e-commerce giant said it would shutter its own hybrid virtual in-home care service called Amazon Care, a One Medical competitor, because it wasn't meeting customers' needs. ...
Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon
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Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon

Unions rise again: Labor collectives vs. Amazon - CBS News Watch CBS News America's second-largest employer fought hard against unionization efforts at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse. But "team members" there voted to unionize – an example of younger employees' interest in improved working conditions, and the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations' union-busting tactics. Correspondent David Pogue reports. (A version of this story was originally broadcast on April 24, 2022.) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, l...