Jeff Bezos

The Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center announced a $710 million gift from the Bezos family.
Federal regulators are ordering Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy to testify in the government’s investigation of Amazon Prime.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has suffered its first launch failure. No one was aboard, only science experiments.
U.S. electric vehicle maker Rivian is partnering with Mercedes-Benz to build a factory in Europe that will produce electric vans for both companies.
Amazon has complained to federal regulators that they’re hounding company founder Jeff Bezos and senior executives.
A 26-year-old electrical and hardware engineer will become the first Mexican-born woman in space when she joins a diverse international crew for a 10-minute flight launched by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program is telling billionaires it’s “time to step up” as the global threat of food insecurity rises because of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

De-Arching: McDonald’s to sell Russia business, exit country

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s says it’s started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people.
Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet by President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as “disinformation” and “misdirection.”
In his first letter to Amazon shareholders, CEO Andy Jassy offered a defense of the wages and benefits the company gives its warehouse workers while also vowing to improve injury rates inside the facilities.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Amazon has deals with three rocket companies to help launch communications satellites that the online retail giant says will help provide fast, affordable broadband to millions of underserved people around the world.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Planned Parenthood North Central States has received an unexpected donation of $20 million from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short trip to space on a Jeff Bezos rocket. Bezos’ Blue Origin space travel company said Thursday that the “Saturday Night Live” star is no longer able to make the flight, which has been delayed for almost a week.

Meharry Medical College has received a $20 million donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott, the school said in a statement.
Pete Davidson is heading to space. The “Saturday Night Live” star will be among the six passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture, Blue Origin.
Justin Bieber can leave even a room full of elite athletes, actors and A-listers star struck. The guests at Friday night’s Super Bowl-week party dubbed “Homecoming Weekend” crushed around a small stage under a tent at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California to get close to Bieber, wh
A giant, $500 million yacht reportedly being built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos faces a delivery problem: It may require dismantling a beloved, historic bridge in Rotterdam that is blocking its passage to the sea.
Amazon’s profits in the fourth quarter nearly doubled, beating analysts’ expectations. This came even as the online behemoth contends with surging costs tied to a snarled supply chain and labor shortages.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three bright and driven women with ground-breaking ideas made significant — if very different — marks on the embattled tech industry in 2021.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. strode onto the stage at a Southern California church, radiating Kennedy confidence and surveying the standing ovation crowd with his piercing blue Bobby Kennedy eyes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner’s durable role as an avatar of space’s promise drew a frenzy of attention when fiction became fact with his rocket ride.
NEW YORK (AP) — Calling him a “clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman,” Time magazine has named Tesla CEO Elon Musk as its Person of the Year for 2021.
NFL great Michael Strahan has rocketed into space on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Amazon founder’s space company launched the former football player and co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Saturday morning from West Texas.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will no longer give out commercial astronaut wings starting next year because too many people are launching into space.
TV celebrity and former football great Michael Strahan is going to have to wait another few days before rocketing into space.
“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month.

Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft named after her father and the first American in space.
Former President Barack Obama’s foundation says it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date.
NASA won’t be putting astronauts back on the moon until at least 2025. Administrator Bill Nelson announced the news Tuesday.
Elon Musk says he will sell $6 billion worth of Tesla stock and donate it to the United Nations’ food agency if it could show how the money would solve world hunger.
Elon Musk isn’t happy. With a personal fortune that is flirting with $300 billion, the Tesla CEO — the richest person on earth — has been lashing out at a Democratic proposal to tax the assets of billionaires like him.