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Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America’s everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world. For generations of Americans, the brick-like Sears, Roebuck … Continue reading Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

NEW YORK | After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

NEW YORK — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise. The company said Wednesday that “slight adjustments” are being made this week, and workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1 an hour … Continue reading NEW YORK | After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

NEW YORK | Amazon’s $15 an hour a win? Not so, some veteran workers say

NEW YORK — Amazon’s announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out. Those who already made $15 will get an extra dollar an hour when the change is made next month, but they will also … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon’s $15 an hour a win? Not so, some veteran workers say

NEW YORK | Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages

NEW YORK— Amazon made a big splash this week with its $15 an hour minimum wage announcement, but lost in the fine print: Existing warehouse workers will no longer receive stock in the company or collect bonuses. The online giant says next month it will end bonuses, which paid workers extra based on their attendance … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages

PARIS | Amazon says it is increasing its minimum wage for all US workers to $15 per hour starting next month

PARIS — Ryder Cup organizers say they will support “for as long as necessary” the spectator who was hit by a tee shot and has reportedly lost sight in her right eye. The injured spectator, who has been identified as 49-year-old Corine Remande in French press, was hospitalized after being hit on the head by … Continue reading PARIS | Amazon says it is increasing its minimum wage for all US workers to $15 per hour starting next month

Michael Blank Releases New Book: Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

ASHTON, VA./ SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 (STL.News) Entrepreneur, Author, and CEO of Nighthawk Equity, Michael Blank announces his new book, Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint to Quitting Your Job with Real Estate – Even Without Experience or Cash (2018), that is already a bestseller on Amazon. Blank’s how-to guide teaches people how to … Continue reading Michael Blank Releases New Book: Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

SEATTLE | Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

SEATTLE — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he’ll call it the Bezos Day One … Continue reading SEATTLE | Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund