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Amazon testing disinfectant fog at New York warehouse after coronavirus protests

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday, the company told Reuters, following worker protests over the risk of coronavirus infection at the site. FILE PHOTO: Protesters are seen at Amazon building during the outbreak of......
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Amazon to suspend delivery service competing with UPS, FedEx

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will suspend a delivery service that aims to compete with UPS and FedEx in the United States. FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The online retailer told customers that......
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Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker in a face mask walks......
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Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers as it plans pandemic response

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker in a face mask walks......
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Amazon warehouse workers protest near Detroit, days after NYC walkout

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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday a handful of workers staged a demonstration at one of its warehouses near Detroit, another U.S. protest this week over......
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Macy’s to drop from S&P 500 to small-cap index

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FILE PHOTO: A shuttered Macy’s store and empty parking lot are seen at the closed Palisades Center shopping mall during the coronavirus outbreak in West Nyack, New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – Macy’s Inc (M.N) will be removed from the benchmark S&P 500 stock index......
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Factbox: Coronavirus cases reported at 19 of Amazon’s U.S. warehouses

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is at the front line of responding to outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in the United States, delivering essential goods while more than half the population faces government stay-at-home orders. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Amazon postal package is placed on a keyboard in front of......
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Instacart, Amazon workers strike as labor unrest grows during coronavirus crisis

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis. Jordan Flowers holds a sign at Amazon building during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),......
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Macy’s, Kohl’s, Gap turn to mass furloughs as virus crisis deepens

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(Reuters) – Major U.S. retailers Macy’s Inc (M.N), Kohl’s Corp (KSS.N) and Gap Inc (GPS.N) said on Monday they would furlough tens of thousands of employees, as they prepare to keep stores shut for longer to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Kohl’s also said it would suspend its......
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Factbox: Coronavirus cases reported at 13 of Amazon’s U.S. warehouses

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is at the front line of responding to outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in the United States, delivering essential goods while about half the population faces government stay-at-home orders. FILE PHOTO: Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York......
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Amazon raises overtime pay for warehouse workers

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, the......
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Exclusive: Amazon.com to stop shipping non-essentials to consumers in Italy and France

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque,......
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Exclusive: Amazon raises overtime pay for warehouse workers

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses, as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Amazon logo is seen......
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U.S. senators question Amazon on coronavirus safety at warehouses

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(Reuters) – Four Democratic U.S. senators on Friday expressed concern in a letter to Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos that the world’s largest online retailer has not given enough support to warehouse staff during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a copy of the message seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO:......
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French Amazon workers protest in coronavirus pushback

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SARAN, France/PARIS (Reuters) – Several hundred Amazon (AMZN.O) workers in France protested at one of its sites on Wednesday, calling on the online retailer to cease operations or make it easier for employees loath to work during the coronavirus outbreak to stay away. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is......
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China’s JD.com to buy back $2 billion shares amid coronavirus fears

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FILE PHOTO: JD.com sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo (Reuters) – China’s e-commerce company JD.com Inc (JD.O) said on Tuesday it would buy back up to $2 billion of its shares as the coronavirus outbreak grows......
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Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on coronavirus worries

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday said it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned to the web to meet their needs during the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: A worker assembles a......
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Nordstrom shuts stores, pulls 2020 outlook due to coronavirus

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(Reuters) – Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) said on Monday it would temporarily shut its stores in the United States and Canada and pull its fiscal 2020 forecast, as the upscale retailer joins its peers in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Nordstrom store is pictured......
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Nordstrom to close stores in U.S., Canada, withdraws 2020 outlook due to coronavirus

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FILE PHOTO: The Nordstrom store is pictured in Broomfield, Colorado, February 23, 2017.REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Apparel retailer Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) on Monday withdrew its fiscal 2020 forecast and said it would close stores in the United States and Canada for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company......
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Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on virus worries

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FILE PHOTO: Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Monday it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as......

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