Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tag: Amazon

How Amazon is ripping you off

They’re accused of using a secret algorithm, codenamed “Project Nessie,” to charge customers an estimated extra $1 billion dollars.

Our richest can move to avoid taxes. But can they hide?

Washington is contemplating a state wealth tax, a levy that would cost Jeff Bezos.

United Nations expert castigates Amazon, Walmart, DoorDash over ‘disgraceful’ labor practices

UN rapporteur challenges corporate giants on poverty wages and labor violations.

The price of Amazon’s ‘Prime’ business model is our bodies

With Amazon notorious for having one of highest injury rates in the warehouse industry, workers are demanding accommodations system reform to ensure that workers don’t have to sacrifice their health to keep their jobs.

Amazon ships goods on Maersk’s first-ever zero-emissions container vessel

The "maiden voyage" was part of a 2023-2024 agreement Amazon finalized with Maersk to transport 20,000 40-foot equivalent containers using methanol through Maersk’s “ECO Delivery” ocean product offering.

Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon over Prime subscriptions

The FTC said that for years Amazon "complicated the cancellation process for Prime subscribers who sought to end their membership."

Michigan Amazon workers stage largest delivery station strike yet

Across all industries, while worker productivity surged 62 percent from 1979 to 2020, average hourly pay crawled up just 17 percent when adjusted for inflation.

Amazon deforestation drops 33% in Lula’s first six months

“It’s very positive, but we continue to have very high levels of deforestation.”

Brazil’s beef industry linked to deforestation in Amazon

800 million trees were cut down in six years due to cattle ranching, which accounts for 80 percent of current deforestation throughout the Amazon.

Amazon’s plastic packaging problem is growing, Oceana report finds

The report found that Amazon produced 709 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2021, up 18 percent from the 599 million pounds Oceana estimated it produced in 2020.

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Alabama court shocks nation: Frozen embryos declared children, threatening IVF

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