Congress Members Call for Investigation Into Pentagon’s Handling of Controversial $10 Billion Cloud Contract

by Andrew Kerr   Two members of the House Appropriations Committee requested an investigation Monday into the Pentagon’s handling of its $10 billion winner-take-all cloud computing contract following widespread criticism that the deal has been rigged from the start to favor Amazon. Amazon Web Services is the only cloud computing…

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Amazon Raises Minimum Wage After Workers Collectively Pushed Back At ‘Robot’ Culture

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by Grace Carr   All full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal Amazon employees will now receive higher pay after the company announced Tuesday that it will raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. “We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to…

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Bernie Sanders’ Misguided ‘Stop BEZOS’ Bill Would Backfire on Workers

by Amanda Snell and David Kreutzer   No single company gets perhaps as much attention in the news as Amazon. The online retailing giant has surpassed $1 trillion in market value and is now searching for a city to place its second headquarters. Amazon has done enormous good in making Americans’…

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Amazon: The World’s Most Dangerous Crony Capitalist

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by Rick Manning   The bedrock of American commerce – and of the broader capitalist experiment – has always been competition.  If you can build a better mousetrap, invent a longer-lasting light bulb or more efficiently churn out widgets (or in this case, clichés), odds are your endeavor will encounter success. It doesn’t…

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Billionaire CEO Of JD.com, Richard Liu, Arrested In Minnesota For ‘Suspicion of Sexual Misconduct’ – Again

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by Kyle Perisic   The billionaire CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com was arrested in Minnesota Friday on suspicion of sexual misconduct, and it’s not the first time he’s been involved in such allegations. The company said it was a false allegation after Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, was…

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