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FILE-A clerk picks up items for customer orders at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York in this Dec. 20, 2017 photo. Amazon announced it has narrowed down  the list for potential sites for a second headquarters in 20 U.S. and Canadian cities.  (Mark Lennihan | AP)

OPINION: Students need relief, too

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

A recent study conducted by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) found that at least 55 of America’s largest corporations — including groups like FedEx, Michaels and Nike — paid zero...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, Michael Foster of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union holds a sign outside an Amazon facility where labor is trying to organize workers in Bessemer, Ala. Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, have voted on whether or not to form a union. But the process to tally all the ballots and determine an outcome will continue for a second week, according to the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency that’s conducting the election.(AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Chicago Amazon workers stages walkout

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

For Amazon workers, the beginning of April marked a turning point. In response to what has been described as grueling working conditions, “Amazonians” — as they are referred to by the company ––...

Manuwara Begun, 46, sorts out garbage collected from households in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Begun lives in a cardboard hut behind a five-star hotel in the heart of New Delhi and feels the inequity keenly. Trash pickers often find it hard to get vaccines because they are not considered by the government to be essential workers or cannot afford to wait at overburdened public hospitals for free shots. Chintan estimates that each year, those like her save the local government over $50 million and eliminate over 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide by diverting waste away from landfills. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Pandemic showcases how corporations take advantage of their ‘essential workers’

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

As the country begrudgingly celebrates the one-year mark of quarantine, there has been a widespread reflection. Students have recalled thinking they’d scored just an extra week or two of spring break,...

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas. Washington states richest residents, including Bezos and Bill Gates, would pay a wealth tax on certain financial assets worth more than $1 billion under a proposed bill whose sponsor says she is seeking a fair and equitable tax code. Under the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2022, for taxes due in 2023, a 1% tax would be levied on extraordinary assets ranging from cash, publicly traded options, futures contracts, and stocks and bonds. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO

Associated Press February 2, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO later this year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. Amazon said he'll be replaced in the...

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer March 8, 2020

With a net worth of $115.7 billion and known as the richest man in the world, founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos recently announced that he will pledge a sum of $10 billion towards climate change activism. The...

What’s Fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor February 4, 2019

Generation Wealth Documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield first began her in-depth look at society’s growing obsession with money. Over a decade later, the product is “Generation...

Forever is inventive, worthwhile watch

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

After 13 years of fishing trips and mundane dinners, would you attempt to shake up your life with something new? Could you leave someone you truly love due to the monotony of your life together? Maya...

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor October 1, 2018

Consumers in 2018 have a vastly different retail experience than consumers from a mere ten years ago. Affordable taxis arrive within seconds, packages are delivered to your doorstep in less than 48 hours...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor March 12, 2018

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the...

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Mass layoffs affect the country

Connor Kennedy, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018

A fresh round of layoffs was announced by Carrier and Walmart last week, occurring at a time when the economy seems to be doing well by most other metrics. Carrier, a corporation that primarily manufactures...

Nation & World Briefs: January 22, 2018

Associated Press January 22, 2018

Amazon announces short list for next headquarters location Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say,...

A visualization of what the Amazon headquarters could look like if they moved into the Old Chicago Main Post Office. 
(Photo courtesy of The Chicago Sun-Times)

DePaul playing a role in Chicago’s bid for Amazon HQ2

Benjamin Conboy November 6, 2017

As Chicago tries to offer more and more incentives for Amazon to make the city the home of their second headquarters, DePaul and other city colleges have taken a central role in the city’s offerings. ...

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