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Christmas miracle: 'How easily we are bought by Jeff Bezos' $15 publicity stunt' – Lee Camp

Amazon’s minimum wage increase is a cynical attempt to make us view it as a loving generous corporation but it only came about due to pressure from workers and activists, according to ‘Redacted Tonight’ host Lee Camp. Ahead of the Christmas shopping rush, retail giant Amazon has announced it is hiking its minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour in ...

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Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to finance preschools and help homeless families

In a tweet this morning, Amazon founder (and the world’s richest man) Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife were creating a $ 2 billion fund to finance a network of nonprofit preschools and donate funds to organizations helping homeless families. “The Day 1 Families Fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson elected to legislative assembly in suburban Moscow

MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who has recently been granted Russian citizenship, won election to the legislative assembly in the town of Krasnogorsk, near Moscow on Sunday. Monson’s victory was reported on Monday by the Krasnogorsk branch of the Russian parliamentary majority party United Russia. Centrist, conservative and pro-Putin, United Russia backed Monson in the elections. Read more A vocal critic ...

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US police arrest 'China's Jeff Bezos' over suspected sexual misconduct

Minnesota police briefly arrested the CEO of e-commerce giant JD.com, and one of China’s richest men, on suspicion of sexual misconduct. The businessman has been released pending complaint. Liu Qiangdong, founder and CEO of JD.com, an online shopping site that has drawn investments from Google and Walmart, was arrested by Minneapolis police on Friday about midnight and released the next ...

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Jeff Bezos' parents may be ridiculously rich on 12,000,000% return on early Amazon investment

A $ 250,000 investment made in 1995 could turn Jackie and Mike Bezos, the Amazon founder’s parents, into the most successful venture capitalists alive, assuming they held onto their early investment. Two decades ago, Jeff Bezos’ parents believed in their son and invested $ 245,573 into his new online retail platform, according to a late 90’s prospectus first seen by ...

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‘Lock her up!’ US attorney general Jeff Sessions laughs as students chant anti-Clinton slogan

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to join in as conservative teenagers chanted the former Trump campaign anti-Hillary Clinton slogan “Lock her up” at a high school student event in Washington on Tuesday. Sessions was delivering remarks promoting free speech and conservative values at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University. During his speech, he criticized ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson reveals plans for political career in Russia

Distinguished MMA fighter, and new Russian citizen, Jeff Monson has revealed that he intends to join a municipal legislature, with future ambitions in the federal parliament. “I want to become a member of parliament in Krasnogorsk,” Monson announced on Echo of Moscow talk radio. Krasnogorsk is a relatively large and rapidly developing town in suburban Moscow. The ex-athlete then said ...

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Putin grants Russian citizenship to MMA legend Jeff Monson

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to Jeff ‘Snowman’ Monson, a distinguished MMA athlete known for his strong anti-capitalist stance and promotion of Soviet legacy. The decree with which the Russian president granted citizenship to the 47-year-old Jeff William Monson was published on the government portal for legal information on Tuesday. The Russian law allows the president to grant ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $ 33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is ...

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