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Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers alike are nearly oblivious to the program’s existence. In terms

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Amazon has released a lot of products over the years that raise some eyebrows among the more security-conscious. The concerns are usually about digital security, though. The newly available Amazon Key service allows the company’s delivery personnel to open your locked door in order to deliver a package. People are understandably a little uncomfortable with the idea. To use

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Sue Dreyer Raymond has been ordering groceries through Peapod online delivery service for years. Convenience is important to the full-time personal banker, who lives with her husband and mother-in-law in Palatine. Julie LaJoie of Aurora is new to the online ordering game. She started using Shipt.com, spending about $100 to $125 a week. Having groceries

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Move marks a move that marks a broader push into the country Amazon.com Inc. is working on plans to roll out its one- and two-hour membership delivery service into Canada later this year, a move that marks a broader push into the country by the Seattle-based retailer, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon

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