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Amazon to pay warehouse employees $5,000 to quit

Amazon to pay warehouse employees $5,000 to quit

SEATTLE, April 11 (UPI) -- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a new initiative will offer employees up to $5,000 to quit, to ensure Amazon retains people who really want to work there.
Ananth Baliga
Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A $1.1 billion deal will reduce investor Warren Buffett's stake in the Washington Post Co. but will gain him a Miami television station, his company announced.
Amazon hikes Prime membership fee by $20 to $99

Amazon hikes Prime membership fee by $20 to $99

March 13 (UPI) -- Amazon Prime is hiking the membership fee for its two-day shipping, video streaming service by $20 to $99, starting April 17.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
By United Press International
Amazon's Jeff Bezos falls ill, airlifted from Galapagos Islands

Amazon's Jeff Bezos falls ill, airlifted from Galapagos Islands

SEATTLE, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was evacuated from the Galapagos Islands after being stricken by kidney stones, the Ecuadorean navy said.

NASA selects SpaceX to operate historic launch pad

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk of PayPal, has been awarded control of Launch Pad 39A, where many historic U.S. space missions began.
Amazon drone delivery plan announced

Amazon drone delivery plan announced

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Amazon drones -- the new mail truck? Jeff Bezos thinks so, as long as the FAA clears them for takeoff.
Sonali Basak

New York Times 'not for sale,' publisher says

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The New York Times "is not for sale," its publisher declared, but analysts said the newspaper might succumb to financial pressures like The Washington Post.
Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post for $250 million

Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post for $250 million

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Washington Post Co. said Monday it is selling its influential flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash.
Engine recovered from Atlantic confirmed as Apollo 11 unit

Engine recovered from Atlantic confirmed as Apollo 11 unit

HUTCHINSON, Kan., July 19 (UPI) -- A team that retrieved engine parts from NASA's Apollo moon missions from the ocean floor says it has confirmed one is from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.

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Expedition recovers Apollo engines

Expedition recovers Apollo engines

CAPE CANAVERAL, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says pieces of engines believed to be from the rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon have been recovered from the ocean floor.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Amazon's 'razor blade' choice

Amazon's 'razor blade' choice

With the admission this week by Amazon's Jeff Bezos that the company doesn't make any money on its new Kindle Fire tablets and Paperwhite e-readers, people could be excused for asking, "Is this any way to run a business?
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

Amazon says e-readers are loss leaders

SEATTLE, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said the giant U.S. online retailer did not make a dime with sales of its digital readers.

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Study: Bald head can be business winner

Study: Bald head can be business winner

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business says studies show men with shaved heads are perceived as better leaders.

Concentration camp puzzle draws complaints

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Retailer Amazon.com Monday removed the sale of a children's puzzle depicting a Nazi concentration camp from its website after protests from German officials.
Tablet wars heat up

Tablet wars heat up

When Amazon.com unveiled its new family of more powerful tablet computers last week, they painted a large bulls-eye on Apple, its all-powerful iPad and its nearly 60 percent hold on the tablet computer market.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International
Amazon: Current Kindle Fire sold out

Amazon: Current Kindle Fire sold out

SEATTLE, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Amazon says its Kindle Fire tablet is sold out, ahead of a Sept. 6 event at which it is widely expected to unveil a new version of the device.
Chick-fil-A aside, many firms court gays

Chick-fil-A aside, many firms court gays

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Corporate America, one controversial restaurant aside, is busy courting gay and lesbian customers, said an assistant business professor in California.
Amazon founder aids WA gay marriage drive

Amazon founder aids WA gay marriage drive

SPOKANE, Wash., July 27 (UPI) -- The founder of Amazon.com and his wife have goosed the drive to approve same-sex marriage in Washington state with a donation of $2.5 million.
Moon mission engines found in deep sea

Moon mission engines found in deep sea

SEATTLE, March 29 (UPI) -- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos says his team of underwater searchers has found the rocket engines from the Apollo 11 mission that put the first men on the moon.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Digital topped paperbacks at Amazon

Digital topped paperbacks at Amazon

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer Amazon said Friday it sold more digital books in the fourth quarter than traditional paperbacks.
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