• Amazon CEO: Focus on customer is key
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    Amazon CEO: Focus on customer is key

    >>HI.>>WHEN YOU MEET AMAZON’S CEO YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY STRUCK BY TWO THINGS. LEGENDARY LAUGH AND HIS NEARLY UNMASHED FOCUS ON CUSTOMER SERVICE. >>CUSTOMERS LIKE LOW PRICES AND WE KNOW CUSTOMERS LIKE BIG SELECTION. AND WE KNOW THAT CUSTOMERS LIKE FAST DELIVERY. THOSE THINGS WILL BE TRUE TEN YEARS FROM NOW. THEY ARE GOING TO BE TRUE 20 YEARS FROM NOW. SO YOU CAN COUNT ON THOSE THINGS. >>HE MET WITH US AT AMAZON’S SEATTLE HEAD QUARTERS TO SHOW OFF THE COMPANY’S NEW LINE OF SOUPED UP LIGHTWEIGHT KINDLE FIRE TABLETS. ONE OF THEM IS PRICED ATOM $139. APPLE’S CHEAPEST iPAD IS NEARLY $200 MORE.>>ONE OF THE THINGS HAVE YOU DONE…

  • ‘Workers are not machines’: Amazon employees strike on Prime Day
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    ‘Workers are not machines’: Amazon employees strike on Prime Day

    -What do we want? -Justice! -When do we want it? -Now! -What do we want? -Justice! -When do we want it? -Now! -They’re making it look like it is a standard value of Americans. And we say to corporate greed, it will not stand today, it will not stand tomorrow, and it will not stand in the future. [cheers and applause] -You know, obviously, on Prime Day, people are talking about Amazon and the deals they can find. But this is also a good chance for people to think a little bit about how those packages arrived and who’s involved. And it’s really a moment where I think the key…

  • Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires
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    Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

    FOR US, APPRECIATE IT.>>TRANSLATOR: CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE WANT TO DESTROY A CLEAN PLACE WITH FIRES. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND. AMAZON IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WORLD. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH THE AMAZON. THAT’S COMPLETELY WRONG, AND WE HAVE TO ACT. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING QUICKLY BEFORE THE TIME ENDS. ERIC: THOSE MASSIVE FIRES ARE CONTINUING IN THE AMAZON TRIGGERING A GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION. WORLD LEADERS DISCUSSING THAT CRISIS AT THE G7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE AS PROTESTERS IN BRAZIL TAKE TO THE STREETS. THIS COMING AFTER THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY NOW JOINING IN OPERATIONS. THE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, U.S., — THE IS STANDING BY REAY TO HELP — THE…

  • Amazon fires back at Biden over tax strategies that Obama supported
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    Amazon fires back at Biden over tax strategies that Obama supported

    DAVID: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN MAKING WAVES WITH HIS CRITICISM OF AMAZON FOR REPORTEDLY PAYING ZERO IN FEDERAL INCOME TAXES TWEETING THIS MORNING I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST AMAZON BUT NO COMPANY PULLING IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROFITS SHOULD PAY A LOWER TAX RATE THAN FIREFIGHTERS AND TEACHERS. WE NEED TO REWORD WORK, NOT JUST WEALTH AND NOW AMAZON IS RESPONDING TO THAT.QUOTE WE PAY $2.6 BILLION IN CORPORATE TAXES SINCE 2016 WE PAY EVERY PENNY WE OWE.CONGRESS DESIGNED TAX LAWS TO ENCOURAGE COMPANIES TO REINVEST IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. WE HAVE 200 BILLION INVESTMENTS SINCE 2011. 300,000 IN U.S. JOBS, ASSUME VP BIDEN’S COMPLAINT IS WITH THE TAX…

  • Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show
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    Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show

    Climate change. It’s once again the top issue for many people in America, partly because of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which is such a crazy storm that it somehow hit the Bahamas, the Carolinas and then, thanks to President Trump’s Sharpie pen, also Alabama. Yeah. Trump basically thinks his Sharpie can bend reality to be whatever he wants it to be, which I guess is why all his family photos look like this. But the conversation about climate change is happening all over the world more than ever, right now. And the focus is on another major disaster unfolding in Brazil. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest, is burning…

  • Some Amazon Workers Go On Strike As Prime Day Begins | NBC Nightly News
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    Some Amazon Workers Go On Strike As Prime Day Begins | NBC Nightly News

    MARKED BY PROTESTS OVER WHAT SOME EMPLOYEES SAY ARE OVER WHAT SOME EMPLOYEES SAY ARE UNSUSTAINABLE EMPLOYEES SAY ARE UNSUSTAINABLE CONDITIONS. UNSUSTAINABLE CONDITIONS. HERE’S JO LING KENT. CONDITIONS. HERE’S JO LING KENT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT HERE’S JO LING KENT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST>>Reporter: TONIGHT ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAYS OF THE ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAYS OF THE YEAR, SOME AMAZON SHOPPING DAYS OF THE YEAR, SOME AMAZON WORKERS ARE STRIKING YEAR, SOME AMAZON WORKERS ARE STRIKING FOR CHANGE. WORKERS ARE STRIKING FOR CHANGE. AS AMAZON ROLLS OUT FOR CHANGE. AS AMAZON ROLLS OUT HUNDREDS OF DEALS AND AS AMAZON ROLLS OUT HUNDREDS OF DEALS AND…

  • The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why
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    The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

    You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, one particular claim has stood out: that the forests of the Amazon are the lungs of the Earth, producing 20% of the world’s oxygen. But, that’s not exactly right. Now, the Amazon is the world’s largest remaining rainforest, covering between 6-8 million square km of land, holding millions of species, from plants to insects, birds,…

  • Here’s Why Amazon is Going to Start Making Cars
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    Here’s Why Amazon is Going to Start Making Cars

    rev up your engines maybe we’ll be driving Amazon vehicles in the future Amazon’s putting a lot of push into driven technology they put 700 million into that Rivian the electric truck company in Michigan and they have a whole bunch of patents that they have recently done that are in the auto related field now they are going to tell you exactly what they’re doing but it sure looks like they’re thinking about getting into the self-driving technology into Uber type technology bezos is no fool now everybody laughed at him when he sold books at Amazon and said oh you know he’ll never make money selling books online…

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    Bolsonaro changes tone, will accept foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

    MARKS. WE WILL KEEP EYE ON IT NEXT FEW DAYS. JACKIE: INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM, BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVERSING HIS STANCE, SAYING THE GOVERNMENT WILL ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL AID AS LONG AS BRAZIL DECIDE HOW TO USE THE MONEY. WE HAVE A ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION. GREAT TO SEE YOU, NICK. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT PRESIDENT BOLSONARO’S REPUTATION? HE IS FLIP-FLOPPING ON THIS DECISION. ALSO PART THE DECISION HE DIDN’T WANT TO ACCEPT SAID BICKERING WITH OTHER WORLD LEADERS. IT DOESN’T MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A STRONG LEADER?>>YOU KNOW IN SOME CASES IT DOES, BECAUSE SOVEREIGNTY WAS SUCH A BIG ISSUE FOR THE PRESIDENT, BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT, FOR THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE. THIS…

  • Amazon Reaches Tipping Point As Wildfires Continue | Sunday TODAY
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    Amazon Reaches Tipping Point As Wildfires Continue | Sunday TODAY

    AMAZON, GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING>>Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING FROM THE AMAZON, WILLIE. FROM THE AMAZON, WILLIE. LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY HERE. LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY HERE. THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE RAIN THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE RAIN FOREST HERE BEGAN IN THE 1970s FOREST HERE BEGAN IN THE 1970s BUT REALLY IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE BUT REALLY IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 1980s PEOPLE START TO MAKE 1980s PEOPLE START TO MAKE NOTICE. NOTICE. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK ABOVE AS WE LET’S TAKE A LOOK ABOVE AS WE FLY OVER THE STUNNING CANOPY FLY OVER THE STUNNING CANOPY HERE IN BRAZIL. HERE IN…