"Do it! Better yet, go to $16 and throw the gauntlet back at us". As for Amazon's competitors, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has a minimum wage of $11 per hour and Target Stores Inc. pays $12, soon to be increased to $13. That pay hike was not universally praised by all workers, who said the company cut two employee benefits as well: monthly bonuses and the chance to own some of Amazon's sky-rocketing stock.
Shares of eBay fell almost 5% on Thursday, after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos snubbed the rival e-commerce giant in his annual letter to shareholders. Walmart's Dan Bartlett tweeted.
Noting that Amazon pays all taxes required to pay in the USA and every country it operates, the spokesperson said it paid $2.6 billion in corporate tax and had $3.4 billion in tax expense in the last three years.
And it appears that Amazon, well-known for giving low priority to the short-term growth interests of Wall Street, will continue taking big risks if it sees a potential pay-off in the long run. While the Fire phone was a failure, we were able to take our learnings (as well as the developers) and accelerate our efforts building Echo and Alexa.
Walmart has more than 1.5 million workers in the United States compared with just 350,000 at Amazon, so boosting wages would have more of an impact on the bottom line. Last year, Bezos said the wage hike came after he "listened to our critics".
Owners of faulty Nexus 6P phones could get up to $400
If you opted to trade your Nexus 6P in for Google's Pixel XL , your payout will be reduced even further; all the way down to $10. The Nexus 6P smartphone users have filed a class action lawsuit and has been in the work since April 2017.
Tracking a threat of severe storms Saturday
Expect south winds at 5 -15 in the morning and 10 to 20 with gust to 25 miles per hour by the afternoon. We need to be prepared for this event as the potential for nasty storms is much higher than usual.