Amazon’s Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon

Science 05/09/19, 16:06

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four ...

Bezos, hunting for big wins, is comfortable with big fails

Business 04/11/19, 09:40

Amazon's Jeff Bezos challenged other retailers to raise wages and improve benefits for their employees, saying the competition will help everyone.Bezos covered a wide range of topics in his annual letter to shareholders Thursday that was released on Twitter and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ."Today I challenge ...

Amazon’s growing ties to oil industry irks some employees

Tech 04/10/19, 16:06

Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren't happy about it.The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers who ...

Lauren Sanchez files for divorce after Bezos split finalized

Entertainment 04/05/19, 19:18

TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, who is in a relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, filed for divorce the day after Bezos' divorce was finalized.Sanchez and talent agent Patrick Whitesell, her husband of 14 years, both filed divorce papers Friday. They're seeking joint custody of their two kids.The divorce of Bezos ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

Business 04/04/19, 13:08

Amazon says founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, giving her a separate stake in the online shopping giant.MacKenzie Bezos will get 4% of Amazon when the divorce is approved, which is expected to happen in about 90 days. Before the separation, Jeff Bezos had ...

Report: National Enquirer paid $200K for private Bezos texts

Business 03/19/19, 00:27

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother.The Journal's finding, attributed to people familiar with the ...

Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

Business 02/27/19, 01:55

A rich list by wealth compiler Hurun Report shows the market meltdowns in 2018 obliterated $1 trillion in wealth, with more than 212 of China's richest individuals losing their dollar billionaire status. The report, China's version of the Forbes rich list, showed Chinese billionaires still outnumbered those from any other country ...

Amazon’s stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

New York 02/15/19, 18:47

It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to pose much threat to Amazon's ...

Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

U.S. 02/12/19, 19:56

President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged ...

Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

U.S. 02/10/19, 10:47

The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a "reliable source" well-known to ...

Update: Prosecutors probing tabloid’s Bezos story

New York 02/08/19, 21:32

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ allegations against the National Enquirer’s publisher (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Federal prosecutors in New York are probing whether the National Enquirer’s parent company violated a cooperation agreement in its handling of the story regarding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos claims American ...

For Amazon, it’s business as usual despite CEO drama

Business 02/08/19, 18:21

With its CEO engulfed in personal drama, Amazon is carrying on as usual.Jeff Bezos, who founded the online retailer, has been grappling with a divorce, an extramarital affair made public by The National Enquirer, and now his accusations that he is being blackmailed and extorted by the tabloid. But analysts ...

Bezos says Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

U.S. 02/07/19, 18:46

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threated to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained by the tabloid. Bezos, who is also ...

Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

Science 01/23/19, 11:13

Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched NASA experiments into space on a brief test flight.The New Shepard rocket blasted off Wednesday from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. The eight experiments were exposed to a few minutes of weightlessness, before the capsule parachuted down. The rocket ...

What happens to Jeff Bezos wealthy after the divorce?

Business 01/09/19, 22:01

It seems to be the world’s most expensive divorce — and drop the most wealthy person on the planet, Jeff Bezos, down to the fourth richest. There’s no word on whether the couple has a prenuptial agreement, but they live in Washington, which is one of just nine community property states, meaning that ...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

Business 01/09/19, 11:59

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage.Bezos, one of the world's richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the divorce.The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. ...

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Business 12/03/18, 00:12

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people's doorsteps by now.Amazon customers are still waiting. And it's unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company's founder and CEO will arrive.Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But ...

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Business 12/02/18, 10:40

From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people.And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government priorities and driven policy changes. But with such high-profile giving fueled ...

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire

U.S. 11/13/18, 10:26

Amazon is hard to escape.Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses.And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company announced Tuesday that it will open two ...

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