This Week in Amazon: The Alexa question edition

Let’s once again take a look at some of the major headlines for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), the world’s largest online retailer — that just physically mailed out its annual toy catalog.

AMZN stock price at Wednesday’s open: $1,801.71 per share

One-week change: up $26.17

Translation: Amazon stock continues to impress even after a somewhat negative news cycle. There is likely optimism the company will capture more of the online holiday shopping market as it is pushing very hard for free next-day shipping for Prime members. Amazon is already advertising discounted prices for several Alexa-powered devices in its early Black Friday sale. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ wealth bump this week, $1.5 billion more than last week, is a little less than what SoftBank spent to take control of WeWork from former CEO Adam Neumann.

HQ2 growing AWS: Ardine Williams, Amazon’s vice president of workforce development at HQ2, said at an event last week that there are about 200 full-time positions available…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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