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Amazon Plans Cameras with AI in Its Delivery Vans to Improve Driver Safety

Amazon.com has revealed plans to install AI-powered video cameras in its branded delivery vans, in a move that the world’s largest e-commerce firm says would improve safety of both drivers and the communities in which they deliver. The company recently …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Closing Down Joint Healthcare Venture

The healthcare joint venture of Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., will cease to exist at the end of February, it said on Monday. The move comes three years after the companies came together to form …

National Labor Board Says Amazon Illegally Fired Protesting Employee

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday alleged Amazon.com Inc. illegally fired an employee this year who was raising alarm about workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon associate Gerald Bryson was helping lead a protest outside a company …

Slick Sidewalks, Protective Pets Among Injury Trends for Amazon Delivery Partners in Colorado

Coloradans like residents of other states have seen an increase in delivery vehicles as many households shifted to ordering more online amid the pandemice. Colorado workers’ compensation insurer Pinnacol Assurance analyzed its claims data to identify trends for this rapidly …

Market Value of Insurers, Drugstores Drops on Amazon Plans to Sell Prescription Drugs

The leading drugstores, drug distributors and health insurers lost about $22 billion in market value Tuesday after Amazon.com Inc. revealed plans to start selling prescription drugs to its Prime members in the U.S. The long awaited move pushed Walgreens Boots …

Federal Judge Dismisses Amazon N.Y. Warehouse Workers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed New York warehouse workers’ lawsuit against Amazon, ruling that their allegations about the company’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead. The lawsuit filed in June …

House Antitrust Panel Blasts Big 4 Internet Firms for Abuses; Seeks Reforms, Separations

A U.S. House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit. …

Amazon Reveals 19,000 Frontline Workers Contracted Coronavirus

Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year, or 1.44% of the total, a disclosure sought by labor advocates who have criticized the COVID-19 response by the world’s largest online …

4 Republican Attorneys General Back Trump Social Media Liability Move

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Donald Trump’s push to narrow the ability of social media companies to remove objectionable content and require new transparency rules. Texas, Louisiana, Indiana and Missouri’s state attorneys general said in …

Internet Companies Urge FCC to Reject Trump Rules on Social Media Liability

A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a Trump administration bid to narrow the ability of social media companies to remove objectionable …