Amazon to raise starting pay to $19 an hour

Amazon said Wednesday it’s raising its average starting pay for frontline workers from $18 to $19 a hour, a boost that could help it attract more employees in a tight labor market as the holiday season approaches.

Amazon driver helps save puppies from burning Florida home

An Amazon driver was delivering a package in a Florida neighborhood when she noticed smoke coming from a home and called 911. Firefighters rescued three tiny puppies from the house, saying they would have died if the driver hadn't called for help.

Court: Amazon customers can sue over lack of toxic warnings

The case involved a lawsuit filed in Alameda County that said the online retail giant knowingly allowed skin-lightening creams to be sold on its website for years despite being aware of concerns about toxic mercury levels in such creams.

Amazon warehouse productivity quotas under fire in NY

Lawmakers have passed a bill targeting the use of warehouse productivity quotas in an effort to curtail metrics used by Amazon. The legislation would require companies to give workers info on quotas and how quotas can be used to discipline employees.