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Bezos’s Girlfriend Likely Won’t Be Deposed in Brother’s Suit

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez probably won’t have to be questioned under oath as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the world’s richest man. A California state court judge on Friday tentatively rejected Michael Sanchez’s argument that he’s entitled …

Calif. Court Rules Amazon is Liable for Injuries from Defective Products

Amazon.com can be held liable like other traditional retailers for injuries from defective products sold via its sprawling e-commerce marketplace, a California state appeals court ruled on Thursday. The decision overturned a San Diego Superior Court ruling that the world’s …

Lawsuit Says Whole Foods Punishes Workers Wearing Black Lives Matter Face Masks

Whole Foods Market was sued on Monday by employees who accused the upscale grocery chain of punishing workers who wear “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job. The 14 plaintiffs in the proposed nationwide class action accused Whole Foods, …

Safety Board Cites Cockpit Crew Failures in Atlas Air Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cited cockpit mistakes by the first officer and pilot in a February 2019 fatal crash of an Atlas Air cargo plane. The Atlas Air Boeing 767 jet transporting cargo for Amazon.com …

Walmart Starts Temperature Checks For Staff in Safety Ramp-Up Against Coronavirus

Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees and provide them with masks as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus crisis. The retailer, which is the largest employer in …

Jeff Bezos Sued for Defamation by Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez’s Brother

Jeff Bezos was sued for defamation by his girlfriend’s brother in a lawsuit accusing the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive officer of falsely claiming the brother provided lurid photographs to the National Enquirer. The lawsuit was filed late Friday in Los …

Saudi Arabia Outsources Cyber Arsenal, Buys Spyware, Experts Say

If it turns out that Saudi Arabia hacked into the phone of Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, as investigators have alleged, the oil rich nation likely utilized its preferred method of cyber espionage: outsourcing. While countries like Russia, China …

How Big Tech is Helping Transform Cars into Smartphones

LAS VEGAS — Technology companies transformed smartphones and televisions into continuous fountains of revenue. Now, big tech wants to work with automakers to do the same thing for your car. With the widespread rollout of autonomous vehicles still years away, …

Pilot in Fatal Atlas Crash Had Repeated Flight-Test Failures

A pilot on a jet carrying Amazon.com Inc. packages that crashed near Houston in February had a record of repeatedly flunking flight tests and may have become disoriented in clouds, according to newly released documents. The pilot mistakenly thought the …

UPS Drones Win Milestone FAA Permission to Take Off Shackles

United Parcel Service Inc. won U.S. certification to fly drones under regulations similar to those for airlines, a milestone that allows the company to vastly expand airborne deliveries. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the courier permission to use delivery drones …