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Trump slams 'illegal' leak alleging Sessions discussed campaign with Russian envoy

President Trump on Saturday morning blasted a Washington Post article based on U.S. intelligence reports claiming Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff …

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Time to Break Up Amazon?

“The trusts are hijous monsters. On the one hand they must be crushed underfoot; on the other hand not so fast.” So spake Mr. Dooley, the fictitious …

Conservative POV

Jeff Bezos says he’s using Amazon ‘lottery winnings’ to put humans in space

Jeff Bezos became one of the richest people in the world thanks to an online book retailer he founded and ran, at first, out of his garage in …

Exploration

Jeff Bezos Just Joined Instagram and His First Post Is Epic

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos just posted his very first Instagram — and no, it's not a picture of his lunch.<p>The billionaire behind privacy …

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Sears was the Amazon of its heyday. Now it's a zombie.

A giant company crushes an outmoded and overpriced retail industry by pioneering a new mode of shopping in which people never have to leave their homes.<p>Yes, that narrative applies to Amazon, but it is a trail blazed by a far older company—Sears.<p>The crossing of their paths this week—Amazon announced …

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These are the workout routines of healthy billionaires

Industry icons with billion-dollar net worths rely on exercises and other wellness habits to be highly-functioning individuals. And somehow, they …

Big History

Jeff Bezos and Cory Booker May Be Headed for a $13.7 Billion Showdown

The potential 2020 contender wants more scrutiny of Amazon’s massive deal to buy Whole Foods.<p>Not everyone is thrilled with Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy up Whole Foods, the latest in a series of aggressive moves by the expansive e-commerce giant that have sent the stock prices of its …

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Bezos move spurs $20B of growth in logistics robotics | ZDNet

Lights-out fulfillment will be the new norm within a decade<p>This year is turning out to be a tipping point for how companies manage e-commerce …

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How The New York Times is trying to claw its way into the digital age

How The New York Times is trying to claw its way into the digital age<p>Photo: Getty Images<p>Arthur Gregg Sulzberger doesn’t remember the first time he …

Journalism

Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg Each Have Made More Than $20 Billion This Year

This increase in wealth is due to both Amazon and Facebook doing well.<p>Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, the founders and CEOs of Amazon.com and Facebook, respectively, have added a gob-smacking amount of money to their wealth in 2017 -- more than $40 billion combined.<p>Bezos and Zuckerberg have each …

Wealth

Tech giants spend record amounts on lobbying under Trump

The tech industry is spending big in President Trump's Washington.<p>Google (GOOGL, Tech30), Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Amazon and Uber all spent record amounts lobbying federal officials during the three months that ended in June, according to new lobbying disclosures.<p>Google, typically one of the top …

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Amazon's discount policy is being investigated by the FTC

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods requires a wink of blessing from the Federal Trade Commission, but that might not be a done deal. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that the FTC is taking a particular interest in how Jeff Bezos' online retailer prices, and discounts, its products. According to sources close to …

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Will the Jeff Bezos & Amazon Takeover of Whole Foods Lead to More Innovation, or Less?

Is Amazon getting too big to fail?<p>In case you've been living under a rock, Amazon has been in the news quite a bit lately. In large part, it's been due to the massive acquisition of Whole Foods, which surprised many pundits, and proved that Amazon is looking to. But as my Firebrand Group team and I …

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Despite increasing criticism for antitrust practices, Amazon increases spending on lobbying

<b>Amazon</b>, facing potential criticism of its plan to buy Whole Foods Markets, continued its multi-million lobbying effort, shelling out $3.2 million in …

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Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by …

Farming

These before-and-after photos show tech billionaires' dramatic transformations

Tech CEOs used to be infamous for their lack of style.<p>But a photo revealing how much Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has changed over the years shows that the stereotype is changing.<p>Here are 12 photos that prove how time and success changed some of tech's most famous CEOs.

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Amazon's new Instagram thingy is the grossest, purest thing on the internet

If every social network were brutally honest with you, they'd be Amazon Spark.<p>The newest feature on the Amazon app is the grossest, purest thing on the internet. It is digital capitalism, incarnate. It's so naked in its purpose, it's almost hard to hate. It is the smarmiest stripe of conspicuous …

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When did Jeff Bezos get so cool?

Amazon is one of the most important US companies right now. It’s producing award-winning content, nearly every household in the US is a subscriber to its Prime delivery service, and its earnings are through the roof. If it even thinks about entering a market, its competitors tumble.<p>Somewhere along …

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos unveils £75bn macho makeover

What a difference 20 years and £75bn makes! Bezos, 53, caused a stir with his macho new look - particularly as it is in such contrast to his previous …

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Follow This Trick to Become a Better Leader or Public Speaker: Get a Coach

How coaches can make you a better leader faster.<p>In sports, you can recruit all the best raw talent, but without a world-class coach, you'll never win a championship.<p>The same is true in business. People talk about the genius of entrepreneurs--CEOs like Larry Page, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos. As …

Leadership

Amazon’s next step in global domination: 30-minute-meal kits

When Amazon purchased Whole Foods last month, it became immediately clear that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was ready to invest—like seriously …

Lifestyle

Vertical farming startup raises $200 million from SoftBank, Bezos

Plenty, a South San Francisco-based indoor vertical farming startup, has raised $200 million in Series B funding at what Axios has learned is a …

Farming

Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

<b>Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank, Alphabet's Eric Schmidt and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.</b><p>Plenty said it would use the money to expand in the US and abroad.<p>The firm, founded in 2013, has an …

Farming

10 Ways to Preserve Cash as a Bootstrapped Startup

A guide to staying alive for early stage companies short of money.<p>As a startup founder, the term “runway” has an entirely different meaning than what most people think of when they hear the term. For those unfamiliar, runway refers to the amount of capital on hand before a startup goes bankrupt. …

Small Business

How to Beat the High Cost of Gravity

A lot is going on in outer space. Recently Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched three commercial Falcon 9 missions from Florida and California in less than two weeks. One reused a first stage from a previous flight. SpaceX will likely succeed in its aim of launching 20 or so Falcon missions this year, …

Exploration

Trump's NAFTA could be big win for Amazon, e-commerce

President Trump finally revealed what he thinks a better trade deal looks like. And it could be good for Amazon.<p>The Trump administration this week published a list of goals for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.<p>There are no …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

These 10 Words From Jeff Bezos Should Be Your New Mantra for a Healthier and More Productive Life

When you're looking to succeed in life, these 10 words are all you need.<p>Starting as a small operation in a garage and now a global giant, it's easy to forget the journey it took for Amazon to become what it is today. Things weren't always peachy for Jeff Bezos and his company.<p>Before they were …

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Your Amazon account is all you need to pay at retail shops

If you've ever wished you could use your Amazon account at physical stores (outside of Amazon's), we've got good news. The internet giant is trotting out a Pay Places feature that expands Amazon Pay to make purchases at brick-and-mortar shops. So long as you have Amazon's mobile app, you can order …

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Billionaires make it rain on Plenty, the indoor farming startup

SoftBank Vision Fund, the huge tech-investment vehicle helmed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, has led a $200 million investment into indoor farming startup Plenty.<p>Joining Son on his trip out to back the (indoor) farm movement are notable tech billionaires Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos through …

Farming

The Diary of An Ex-Amazon Intern

An Amazonian tells us what it’s like interning for one of the hottest companies on the planet.<p>It’s been 23 years since Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com and in that time the company has come to dominate almost every industry it’s dipped its toes in. First it was books, then general e-commerce. After …

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