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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

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
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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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Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon.com. Bezos, a Tau Beta Pi graduate of Princeton University, worked as a financial analyst for D. E. Shaw & Co. before founding Amazon in 1994.

Bezos' maternal ancestors were settlers who lived in Texas, and over the generations had acquired a 25,000 acre (101 km2 or 39 miles2) ranch in Cotulla. Bezos' maternal grandfather was a regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque. He retired early to the ranch, where Bezos spent most summers of his youth, working with his grandfather at the enormously varied tasks essential to the operation. At an early age, he displayed a striking mechanical aptitude -as a toddler, he tried dismantling his crib with a screwdriver.

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