Amazon Is Conquering More Than Just Kale
15 February 2018 | 1:00 pm
Amazon Business hit the one-million customer mark only a few years into its existence, which should send shivers down the spine of industrial suppliers like Grainger.
17 Jul 2022
Amazon has offered to "refrain" from using the data of competitors after the EU accused the US retail and tech giant of collecting the information to benefit itself at the expense of its rivals.
19 Jul 2022
Workers at a New York warehouse voted 55% in favour of joining the Amazon Labor Union. The group is led by former Amazon worker Chris Smalls, who made his name protesting against safety conditions at the retail giant during the pandemic.
20 Jul 2022
South America's largest country is losing trees at a rate of 18 per second according to a new report. Study authors Mapbiomas said this represents an increase of 20% during the course of 2021.
27 Jul 2022
German businesses have been losing confidence in the current economic climate as growth prospects worsen. The ifo Institute that published the survey pointed to high energy prices.
13 Aug 2022
The Verdi union has ordered the walkout at the Amazon distribution center in the central town of Bad Hersfeld in a row over wage increases. The US retail giant has refused a collective labor agreement for its workers.
16 Sep 2022
The US state of California has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of violating its antitrust law by blocking price competition and making online shopping more expensive for consumers. The lawsuit is limited to California, but, if successful, could trigger similar action in other states. Plus, inflation in Argentina rose by 7 percent again in August, making prices nearly 80 percent higher than a year ago.
25 Sep 2022
Indigenous communities are the guardians of the Amazon forest. Their lands are legally protected, but since President Jair Bolsonaro came to power, that's of little help anymore. Loggers are taking what they want. Violence is on the rise, the Karipuna people are fighting back.
Ports in Africa lose vast sums of money because of corrupt port officials, inefficiencies, and poor infrastructure, among others. Corruption has affected economic growth and slowed the clearance and forwarding of goods.
New figures have highlighted the devastation caused by President Bolsonaro's attacks on environmental rights. Brazil's presidential vote could determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest.
Environmentalists often cite the conservation of the Amazon rainforest as a crucial way to mitigate the climate crisis. A look at the current situation and what’s at stake.
Trump Organization's tax evasion trial has kicked off. The number one task in the proceeding is picking a neutral jury.
Deforestation has soared under incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been rolling back environmental protections and emboldening illegal loggers. More fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest right now than in over than a decade.
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