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Amazon Offer to Employees: Quit Job, Start Delivery Business

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employe...

Janz Takes Swings at Brand in 2020 Mayoral Opening Round

The gloves are off in the 2020 Fresno mayoral race, and it’s only the opening bell. Surrounded by 60 or so supporters, Andrew Janz officially announced his entry into the race for the city’s top leadership job. He called himself a fresh breath of air, hopin...
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Amazon to Bring 1-Day Delivery to Prime Members

NEW YORK — Two-day delivery is going out of style. "It is a smart change, but it is also one that is becoming increasingly necessary. Other retailers have really upped their game in terms of delivery." — Nei...

Newsom Signs Internet Sales Tax into Law

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers. The law comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled la...
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Google’s Wing Aviation Gets FAA OK for Drone Deliveries

WASHINGTON — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal...
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Bezos Says Enquirer Threatened to Publish Revealing Pics

LOS ANGELES — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obt...