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Bernie Sanders Ramps Up Amazon Battle With New Bill Demanding Living Wage for Workers

Sanders said in a statement. [Amazon CEO] Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person on earth, has become a symbol of that inequality and greed, the statement continued. While Mr. Bezos is worth $155 billion and while his wealth has increased $260 million every single day this year, he continues to pay many Amazon employees wages that are so low that they are forced to depend on taxpayer funded programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing just to get by. The announcement comes after the Vermont senator The proposed legislation,…

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too. News Tuesday that Bezos’s Amazon.com Inc., Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., led by Dimon, plan to join forces to change how health care is provided to their combined 1 million U.S. employees sent shock waves through the health-care industry. The plan, while in early stages and focused solely on the three giants’ staff for now, seems almost certain to set its…

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is the largest grant it has ever received. In partnership with more than 70 low-cost colleges in 15 states, TheDream.US offers individual students $33,000 in scholarship aid over four years to help…

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Jeff Bezos brief stint as worlds richest human ends with Amazons second-quarter whiff

Amazon reported its earnings today, wherein a whiff in earnings sent the stock down around 3 percent and brought CEO Jeff Bezos back to reality as the, once again, second-richest human in the known solar system. In all seriousness though, this is a big quarter for Amazon as it looks to close out its $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods. The company appears to once again be squeezing out a very small profit on top of its mammoth retail operations, and that will only face more pressure as it looks…

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Soaring tech stocks send Nasdaq to record high

Bumper profits from Google parent Alphabet and Amazon boost tech-heavy index as Jeff Bezos closes in on title of worlds richest person A slew of large tech companies including Google parent Alphabet and Amazon have reported better than expected bumper profits, promising to boost the Nasdaq index to fresh highs. The tech-heavy index already pushed to a new record on Thursday of 6,048.94, a rise of 0.39%, thanks to strong results from PayPal and Comcast. But after-the-bell figures from the industrys giants looked set to take it even higher when…

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Your customers online journey is only part of the story

For years weve been hearing about the promise of customer experience management, the notion that you can understand your customer at a highly detailed level and serve them the content, products, services and even ads that matter (or at least make sense) to them. Todays marketing software is bringing that idea closer to reality. But technology is only part of the brand-consumer interaction story. Just because you understand your customer through the lens of theironline activities, doesnt mean that translates into smart and insightful interactions in person. We need to…

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