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  • against women@ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Amazon.com Inc's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants' resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

  • women@ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Amazon.com Inc's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants' resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

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    Amazon.com's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

  • David Eisman, Goldman Sachs partner.

    Months before the Whole Foods deal happened, Goldman Sachs banker David Eisman's relationship with Amazon got closer when he decided to move 1,350 miles to Seattle.This is the new Goldman Sachs: hungrier and perhaps ever slightly more humble.

  • *Says will now lobby in Washington for minimum wage change. Oct 2- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for U.S. employees from next month, seeking to head off criticism of working conditions at the world's second most valuable company. The online retailer said it would now lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal...

  • The company also said it would lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal minimum wage and urge other competitors to raise wages- a call that comes in the backdrop of the "Fight for Fifteen" movement, a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage. Amazon, which became the second company to cross $1 trillion market value last month, on average paid employees $34,123...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 1- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Monday he had started treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the same disease he overcame in 2009..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- New York's attorney general on Monday said U.S. lawyer review website Avvo had agreed to reform its rating system and improve disclosures after a probe revealed shortcomings in how it presented information to consumers seeking to hire lawyers. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Avvo, a Seattle- based unit of Internet Brands Inc, will no...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- New York's attorney general on Monday said the lawyer review website Avvo agreed to reform its rating system and improve disclosures after a probe revealed shortcomings in how it presented information to consumers seeking to hire lawyers. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Avvo, a Seattle- based unit of Internet Brands Inc, will no...

  • Amazon, at an event in Seattle, announced updated versions of its Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a voice-controlled microwave and wall clock. Shares of smart speaker company Sonos Inc closed down 3.1 percent after Amazon announced a wireless Echo subwoofer and the $299.99 Echo Link Amp to control a home stereo system.

  • SEATTLE, Sept 20- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices. The world's largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 20- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices. The world's largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a...

  • Sept 19- Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/amazon-is-said-to-plan-up-to- 3- 0 0 0- c a s h i e r l e s s- s t o r e s- b y- 2 0 2 1 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of U.S. supermarket chains...

  • YEKATERINBURG, Sept 19- Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia's Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday. Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman confirmed that Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA had opened a second Ural Boeing...

  • YEKATERINBURG, Sept 19- Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia's Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday. The joint venture will process titanium forgings for Boeing civilian aircraft, such as the 737 MAX, 787 and 777, and...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union regulators are checking whether U.S. online retailer Amazon is using merchants' data in a way that stifles competition, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world's largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- EU regulators are quizzing merchants and others on U.S. online retailer Amazon's use of their data to discover whether there is a need for action, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager came as the world's largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, where it assembles 787 wide-body jetliners, was set to reopen operations on Sunday night following a lifting of evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by deadly storm Florence, a Boeing spokesperson said on Sunday. Boeing had suspended operations at the North Charleston plant on Tuesday and flown...

  • *Europe seen becoming biggest market over next decade. TORONTO/ LONDON, Sept 13- A favorite of DIY stock pickers, Canadian cannabis firms are trying to bolster their institutional investor base by ramping up efforts to woo European funds as countries across the region approve marijuana for medical use. For example, while Tilray's Nasdaq initial public offering...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 12- Boeing Co expects to deliver roughly as many 737 narrowbody jetliners in September as the company delivered in August as it works to bounce back from a manufacturing logjam triggered by supplier delays, its CEO said on Wednesday. "Our recovery actions are taking hold," Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg told a conference in...