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by Carson Porter | July 12, 2011
Amazon.com has a secret sale going on right now on certain acecessories like handbags, sunglasses, wallets, and even shoes. Click here for the full list of eligible items. Total purchase must be over $75 in cart and then the 20% off will appear at checkout. Sale items sorted by gender: Men Women Girls Boys Thanks again to Slickdeals.net , check their forum on this deal for more details
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts. On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy Scouts' remaining ban on gay scout leaders, delivering a Change.org petition with more than 120,000 signatures to the Seattle headquarters of Amazon, asking the online retailer to halt donations by its charitable program, AmazonSmile, to the Boy Scouts.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | March 11, 2007
Is there hope for my shares of Amazon.com Inc.? I wonder about that company. -- L.R., via the Internet As it accepts a flood of preorders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of the famous series due out at midnight July 21, the aggressive Internet retailer itself could benefit from a little magic. It offers an innovative array of new merchandise that has expanded far beyond books, music and videos. Yet there's no crystal-ball answer as to whether that can be transformed into long-term growth and profitability, or whether cut-rate shipping and hefty technology expenditures will be too costly to maintain.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
State and city officials said Wednesday that Amazon.com's new warehouse in Southeast Baltimore will receive more than $43 million in tax credits — incentives they say helped lure the large company to Maryland. The company and its landlord, Duke Realty Corp., are eligible for much of the incentive package by locating at the site of the former General Motors plant, which the state has determined to be an impoverished area. Dominick Murray, Maryland's secretary for economic development, said the state worked on the deal for more than a year.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 17, 2000
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com Inc. awarded stock options that could be worth a combined $2 billion in two decades to two top executives who joined the biggest Internet retailer last year. President Joe Galli, formerly with toolmaker Black & Decker Corp. in Towson, and Chief Financial Officer Warren Jenson, hired from Delta Air Lines Inc., received cash signing bonuses of $7.9 million and $7.4 million, respectively. Galli, 41, received options to purchase 3.92 million shares -- which would be worth $1.3 billion if the stock rises 10 percent a year through 2019, according to Amazon.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 23, 2003
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc., the world's No. 1 Internet retailer, said yesterday that its second-quarter loss narrowed as the company cut costs and sold more than 1.4 million copies of the latest Harry Potter book. The online merchant boosted its annual revenue forecast, sending its shares higher. The net loss shrank to $43.3 million, or 11 cents a share, from $93.6 million, or 25 cents, a year earlier, the company said. Excluding certain items, profit exceeded analysts' forecasts, and sales jumped 37 percent to $1.1 billion, more than expected.
BUSINESS
By Rhasheema A. Sweeting and Rhasheema A. Sweeting,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2005
Hooked on Phonics, famous for its late-night TV infomercials, hopes to capture sales with a more traditional format under a new Baltimore-based owner: Its products will soon be available at major retailers nationwide. The brand, acquired by Educate Inc. from Gateway Learning Corp. for $13 million in January, aims to reach more customers at retail outlets such as Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon.com. "We're moving to retail distribution to give parents and educators easier access to our award-winning products," said Chip Paucek, general manager for Hooked on Phonics.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 10, 2000
SEATTLE - Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell 4.8 percent yesterday on concern that the biggest Internet retailer's costs may rise as it fulfills orders this holiday season and expands the variety of products it sells. Amazon.com dropped $1.50 to $30.06 in Nasdaq trading. The Seattle-based company's shares have lost 66 percent of their value the past year. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said on CNBC that the company, which already sells books, electronics, music and videos, will continue to expand into different product areas.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 15, 1999
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com Inc., the largest Internet retailer, said yesterday that it has bought a 49 percent stake in Gear.com, an online seller of sporting goods at closeout prices, in another move to expand aggressively beyond its original book business.Closely held Gear.com sells sporting goods such as Cannondale bicycling shoes, Woolrich outdoor clothing and golf clubs from Cleveland Golf at discounts of 20 percent to 90 percent.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Amazon.com, which began by selling books online, is moving quickly to sell many types of goods, making it something like an online department store.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 23, 1999
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com, the Internet's largest retailer, accused rival online bookseller Barnesandnoble.com yesterday of copying Amazon technology that lets shoppers make their purchases with one click of a computer mouse button.Seattle-based Amazon.com filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal court seeking to bar Barnesandnoble.com, the No. 2 online bookseller, from using its patented 1-Click technology."Being a pioneer and innovating for customers is always hard," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.
NEWS
October 23, 2013
It's not every day that a major corporation announces that it will bring 1,000 jobs to Baltimore City, so we have reason to cheer Amazon.com's decision to open a 1 million square foot distribution center here. Baltimore's official unemployment rate stands at 10.8 percent, and if you count people who have dropped out of the workforce, it's much higher than that. We need any jobs we can get. Meanwhile, the establishment of a physical presence for the company here means that Amazon will have to start charging sales tax on Marylanders' purchases, and while we all may rue the end of that loophole in the tax collection system, it's a good thing both for Maryland-based retailers and for the state treasury.
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by Carson Porter | August 18, 2011
There are two good deals today if you want to be able to stream content from your computer to your TV. First, Cowboom has refurbished Apple TV media centers for just $79 today.A more complete option is the PS3, which just lowered the price on the 160 GB model to $249.99. This gets you media streaming, Blueray playback, a decent web browser, and a gaming console on top of all that. Check out Amazon.com for a $249 PS3.
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by Carson Porter | July 12, 2011
Amazon.com has a secret sale going on right now on certain acecessories like handbags, sunglasses, wallets, and even shoes. Click here for the full list of eligible items. Total purchase must be over $75 in cart and then the 20% off will appear at checkout. Sale items sorted by gender: Men Women Girls Boys Thanks again to Slickdeals.net , check their forum on this deal for more details
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 19, 2011
We've told you before about the option of buying and selling gift cards online , which is a  alternative to dispense with cards for stores that you aren't likely to use, or score a greater discount for those you plan to patronize. I was a little leery, however, because of the time delay for cards to be mailed to you --- I don't necessarily plan my shopping trips two weeks in advance. And, there's the potential that the card wouldn't actually carry the promised value --- though some sites offer a money-back guarantee.
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By David L. Ulin | August 3, 2009
Last month, in a stunning display of public irony, Amazon.com remotely deleted digital copies of George Orwell's novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" from customers' Kindles after learning that the electronic publisher of these works, MobileReference, did not have the rights to them. For a couple of days, observers in print and on the Web outdid themselves, noting that in "1984," government censors rewrite history by consigning offending news items to an incinerator chute known as the memory hole.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2007
Icelandair quitting BWI Icelandair has become the latest international carrier to end service at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. When the airline halts its Baltimore flights Jan. 13, six international carriers would remain at BWI. Icelandair will keep its North American headquarters in Columbia. Homes sales fall about 30% Home sales in metropolitan Baltimore tumbled again in November, the third consecutive month that sales have dropped about 30 percent. Prices also fell slightly as the market headed into the traditionally slow holiday selling season.
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By ANDREW LECKEY and ANDREW LECKEY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | August 6, 2006
The cereal's in the mail. Amazon.com recently opened an online grocery store that ships nonperishable food items such as cereal, popcorn, coffee and macaroni online to customers. It's an expansion of its existing gourmet-food and health-related items. The problem is that groceries remain a risky, low-profit-margin business. One of the greatest online disasters (and that's saying something) was Webvan Group Inc., a highly publicized firm that delivered groceries to homes within a 30-minute window chosen by the customer.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 25, 2000
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. reported yesterday that its third-quarter loss widened to $240.5 million as the top Internet retailer spent more to promote new products. Sales surged 79 percent, topping forecasts. The quarterly loss of 68 cents a share compares with a year-earlier loss of $197.1 million, or 59 cents. Sales rose to $637.9 million from $355.8 million, beating the $598.8 million average forecast of analysts polled by First Call/Thomson Financial. In the fourth quarter, sales will be $950 million to $1.05 billion, the company predicted.
BUSINESS
By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,SUN REPORTER | December 12, 2007
Bill Me Later Inc., the Timonium company that allows online shoppers to buy without using a credit card, announced yesterday that Amazon.com Inc. became an investor in the privately held company and plans to offer the payment option on its Web site. The companies didn't disclose the size of Amazon.com's minority investment, though the relationship is a significant one, according to executives and analysts. It not only expands Bill Me Later's retailer network, which already includes heavyweights such as WalMart.
NEWS
By [MEREDITH COHN] | December 2, 2007
Have you been overindulging this holiday season? It's not yet New Year's but maybe it's time to start thinking about working off the gravy and pumpkin pie. There are plenty of new DVDs that can step, dance and bend you into shape. Here are some aerobics, yoga and pilates videos we found: 1. Bollywood Burn with Hemalayaa Price: $14.99 Where to get it: acaciacatalog.com or pre-order on Amazon.com. Jan. 1, it will be available at Barnes & Noble in the Inner Harbor and elsewhere. 410-385-1709 Why we like it: This is your chance to bring out your inner Bollywood star.
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