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Wal-Mart Courts Lord & Taylor For Online Challenge to Amazon

October 20, 2017 |

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is near a deal to add Lord & Taylor to its website, part of a broader effort by the retail giant to build an online shopping destination that can compete with Amazon.com Inc.
WSJ.com: US Business

To Woo Amazon, One City Bought 1K of Its Products

October 19, 2017 |

America’s cities are so eager to land Amazon’s second headquarters that they’re going to some unusual extremes in the hopes of securing what is said to be a $ 5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs. Moody’s Analytics ranked what it sees as the likeliest candidates, with Austin, Atlanta, Philadelphia,…
Newser

Amazon Studios Chief Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Claims

October 18, 2017 |

Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series Man in the High Castle , the AP reports. Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return. An Amazon…
Newser

California Inc.: Deadline looms to ask Amazon to prom — er, bid for new HQ

October 16, 2017 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Investors on Monday will feel a tailwind from Friday’s announcement that consumers increased…


L.A. Times – Business

Pomona wants to be home to the new Amazon headquarters

October 15, 2017 |

Add Pomona to the long list of cities hoping to land Amazon’s proposed $ 5-billion second headquarters.

The Fairplex, Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles County and the city of Pomona are teaming up to submit a bid to be home to the online retailing giant’s new campus, a project that would create 50,000…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price

October 13, 2017 |

Amazon suspended the head of its entertainment studio, Roy Price, in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment and criticism of his close business relationship with Harvey Weinstein.
WSJ.com: US Business

Powerful head of Amazon studios accused of making extremely lewd remarks to married lesbian mom

October 13, 2017 |

An Amazon studio executive is facing major sexual harassment accusations from a TV producer who claimed that he made extremely lewd comments to her during a studio party.
FOX News

Rose McGowan: Amazon Knew That ‘HW Raped Me’

October 12, 2017 |

Rose McGowan is stating more frankly what she has long suggested. The actress, whose temporary suspension from Twitter was lifted Thursday afternoon, said in a tweet upon her return to the social media service, ” HW raped me ,” apparently referring to Harvey Weinstein, the AP reports. Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister has…
Newser

Amazon Has a Luxury Problem

October 8, 2017 |

Swatch and other high-end retailers are staying away from Amazon’s online marketplace, saying it undermines the strict control that is key to maintaining a sense of exclusivity—and keeping prices high.
WSJ.com: US Business

Costco, With an Eye on Amazon, Expands Home Delivery Service

October 6, 2017 |

Costco started offering two-day delivery on shelf-stable food and expanded a fresh-food delivery partnership with startup Instacart, as food becomes an increasingly competitive front in the e-commerce battle.
WSJ.com: US Business