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Amazon Seeks to Question Trump Over Pentagon Contract

Posted by hkarner - 12. Februar 2020

Date: 11‑02‑2020

Source: The Wall Street Journal

E‑commerce and technology giant says president steered huge cloud‑computing contract away from Amazon

The Defense Department said there were no external influences in awarding the pact, which is valued at as much as $10 billion over the next decade.

WASHINGTON— Amazon.com Inc. asked a judge to allow it to depose President Trump in the company’s legal battle to overturn a Pentagon decision awarding a huge cloud‑computing contract to rival Microsoft Corp.

The Amazon motion, made public Monday, says that Mr. Trump’s bias against Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos “is a matter of public record. Even before taking office, President Trump campaigned on a promise that Amazon would ‘have problems’ if he became President.”

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China’s Businesses Struggle to Resume Work

Posted by hkarner - 12. Februar 2020

Date: 11‑02‑2020

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Operations are slow to restart, with many workers unable to reach factories or offices and supply chains disrupted

Machines were disinfected Sunday before workers were to return to work Monday at a factory in Lianyungang, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province.

Business was slow to restart in China, even after some local governments stopped calling for people to stay away from the workplace during a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in the country and dented economic growth.

Workers remained stranded on Monday, unable to reach their factories. Office towers stayed dark as companies asked employees to work from home. In the few open stores in deserted malls, bored clerks played smartphone games. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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