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Amazon to buy PillPack in move into pharmacy

Amazon to buy PillPack in move into pharmacyAmazon unveiled plans to get into the pharmacy business Thursday with the acquisition of the online service PillPack. Terms were not disclosed on the deal for PillPack, an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 US states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. Amazon has long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and its entry could disrupt a business dominated by large American chains such as CVS and Walgreens.



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Amazon Is Looking For Startups Around the U.S. to Help Deliver Its Packages

Amazon Is Looking For Startups Around the U.S. to Help Deliver Its PackagesEntrepreneurs can lease blue vans with the Amazon logo, buy drivers' uniforms and get support to grow their business



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Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition

Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisitionAmazon set its sights on the pharmacy market Thursday with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption by the US online colossus. Terms were not disclosed on the deal for PillPack, an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 US states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. Amazon has long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and the entry by a powerful new player could unsettle a business dominated by large American chains including CVS and Walgreens.



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Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleets

Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleetsAmazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it would offer incentives to entice entrepreneurs to set up their own small package-delivery businesses as part of Amazon’s latest effort to solve the challenge of getting goods the last mile to customer doorsteps. At a press event in Seattle, Amazon unveiled one of the dark gray Prime-logoed vans that it wants to lease to delivery businesses on what it says are attractive terms. It also said it would provide uniforms, fueling plans and insurance programs for fleet operators and even offer classes on tax, payroll and other small-business challenges.



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Amazon workers 'refuse' to build tech for US immigration, warning Jeff Bezos of IBM's Nazi legacy

Amazon workers 'refuse' to build tech for US immigration, warning Jeff Bezos of IBM's Nazi legacyPeople working for Amazon have written to the company’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, to protest the sale of facial recognition tools and other technology to police departments and government agencies. The workers cite the use of Amazon technology by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, which have been criticised for enforcing Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, which has seen parents separated from their children at the US border. Holocaust experts claim IBM’s German subsidiary directly supplied the Nazis with technology which assisted the operation of concentration camps at Auschwitz and Treblinka.



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Trump’s Top Economic Adviser Says Amazon Threats Are ‘Not In My Lane’

Trump’s Top Economic Adviser Says Amazon Threats Are ‘Not In My Lane’President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says it's not his



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How Amazon Is Holding Seattle Hostage

How Amazon Is Holding Seattle HostageSEATTLE ― The 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Seattle City Council's Finance and



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Canadian lynched by villagers in Peruvian Amazon after death of elderly healer

Canadian lynched by villagers in Peruvian Amazon after death of elderly healer A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Sunday. Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the Amazonian region of Ucayali, said Ricardo Palma Jimenez, the head of a group of prosecutors in Ucayali. Some villagers had blamed Ms Arevalo's murder on Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian citizen who lived in the region and who was believed to have been one of her clients, said Jimenez. Police found Mr Woodroffe's body buried about just over half a mile from Ms Arevalo's home on Saturday, after a cellphone video recording of the Friday lynching was shared on social media, said Jimenez. The video shows a man groaning in a puddle near a thatched-roof structure as another man puts a rope around his neck and drags him with others looking on. Sebastian Woodroffe was found buried. Villagers in remote parts of Peru often punish suspects according to local customs and without the involvement of authorities Jimenez said prosecutors were exploring several hypotheses related to Ms Arevalo's murder and that it was too early to name suspects in the case. No arrests had been made yet related to Woodroffe's death, he added. "We will not rest until both murders, of the indigenous woman as well as the Canadian man, are solved," said Jimenez in a phone interview. Jimenez said the man in the video was Mr Woodroffe and that an autopsy of his body showed he died by strangulation after receiving several blows across his body. Ms Arevalo's murder had prompted outrage in Peru following other unsolved murders of indigenous activists who had repeatedly faced death threats related to efforts to keep illegal loggers and oil palm growers off native lands. Policing is scant over much of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon and villagers in far-flung provinces often punish suspected criminals according to local customs and without the involvement of state police and prosecutors. "Canada extends its deepest condolences following the reported assassination of‎ Olivia Arévalo Lomas, an Indigenous elder and human rights defender," Global Affairs Canada, which manages Canadian foreign relations, said in a statement. "We are also aware that a Canadian ‎was killed in a related incident. Consular services are being provided to the family of the Canadian," it added.



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Canadian accused of killing Peruvian medicine woman lynched in Amazon

Canadian accused of killing Peruvian medicine woman lynched in AmazonA Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said on Sunday. Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the Amazonian region of Ucayali, said Ricardo Palma Jimenez, the head of a group of prosecutors in Ucayali. Some villagers had blamed Arevalo’s murder on Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian citizen who lived in the region and who was believed to have been one of her clients, said Jimenez.



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How Trump vs. Amazon Explains His Entire Presidency

How Trump vs. Amazon Explains His Entire PresidencySince taking office last year, Donald Trump has carried out sustained attacks



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