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Abha Bhattarai is the national retail reporter for The Washington Post. She has previously written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the St. Petersburg Times.
European officials are investigating whether Amazon's growing third-party marketplace is giving it an unfair leg up.
Bezos, the richest man in the world, with a net worth estimated at about $150 billion, has been criticized for not doing more to support charities.
The retailer is offering a number of new perks to win over workers in a tight economy.
Americans spent a record $2 billion online during Labor Day, giving retailers new hope ahead of the closely watched holiday season.
The retailer is the latest in a string of high-profile companies, such as Nike, Patagonia, Yuengling and REI, to wade into highly-political debates.
The proposed legislation comes one day after Amazon became valued at $1 trillion.
The online giant is the second U.S. company to reach the milestone following Apple's $1 trillion valuation last month.
Baby Boomers control 70 percent of the country’s disposable income — and retailers are taking note.
Amazon issued a rare public statement calling the senator's statements "inaccurate and misleading."
“Not saving enough is a long-held American tradition, right up there with baseball and apple pie,” one financial adviser says.