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Amazon teams with City University of Seattle to train military employees for new roles at Seattle Times. “Amazon military veteran employees working in the company’s fulfillment centers, for example, can take the online courses — which have no fixed start times in order to fit around a full-time work schedule — to prepare them for current and future needs in the company…” Read more


Hedge fund to close after ‘grave mistake’ in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy at NY Post. “Distressed investment firm Marble Ridge Capital plans to wind down its funds after a government report called into question the actions of its managing partner, Dan Kamensky, during the Neiman Marcus Group bankruptcy, the firm said.” Read more


As 2 storms menace Gulf Coast, residents brace for deluge at AP. Read more


55% say cooking during COVID-19 has left them feeling fatigued at Fox News. “Nearly half of respondents, or 46%, would prefer to cook a meal with less prep work, and 43% would like to spend less time planning their meals out.” Read more


Big-Box Stores, Worried About Amazon, Were Ready for Coronavirus at Wall Street Journal. “Walmart, Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Costco accounted for 29.1% of all U.S. retail sales in the second quarter, according to Craig Johnson, president of consulting firm Customer Growth Partners, up from 25.6% in the same period a year ago.” WSJ subs.


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Here are the three Amazon execs who just joined Jeff Bezos’ elite ‘S-team’ leadership suite at GeekWire. “Joining the S-team are Dave Treadwell, Alicia Boler Davis, and John Felton. All three will keep their titles, but their status inside the company will be elevated amid the shifts by Clark and Wilke.” Read more


…Jeff Bezos adds first Black exec to his elite inner circle at Fast Company. “Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, has become the fourth female and first Black member to join the gilded ranks of the company’s senior team, aka the S-team. Davis, who joined Amazon in 2019 after serving as GM’s head of global manufacturing…” Read more


Tesco to offer free grocery delivery in Amazon challenge: Telegraph at Reuters. Read more


…Tesco to create 16,000 more permanent jobs in online boom at Reuters. “Tesco said the roles will include 10,000 pickers to assemble customer orders and 3,000 drivers to deliver them, along with a variety of other roles in stores and distribution centers.” Read more


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