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According to a report out today by Pro Tax’s Brian Faler, the GOP tax code rewrite “will give many of the online retailer’s package deliverers a big tax advantage over the government’s own letter carriers.”

An Amazon puzzle: How many parcels does it ship, how much does it cost, and who delivers what share?

A few days ago, Amazon released its 8-K financial report for the second quarter of 2018, which ended June 30.  Revenues continue to skyrocket.  For the quarter, revenues increased 39 percent to $52.9 billion, compared with $38 billion for the same period last year.  For the first six months of the fiscal year, revenues were $104 billion, compared to $74 billion for the same period last year, an increase of 40 percent.

Amazon stock drops after Trump’s angry antitrust threats

He went on to say that the government (I assume?) would go after Amazon’s use of the U.S. Postal Service next. This is something Trump often talks about; he repeatedly claims that the Post Office is getting a bad deal through Amazon, even though the truth is a little more nuanced than that.

Amazon may send holiday toy catalogs in the mail

Toys ‘R’ Us is calling it quits in the US, but Amazon is apparently ready to pick up the slack. Bloomberg tipsters have asserted that Amazon is planning to mail a holiday toy catalog to “millions” of American homes and (naturally) distribute it at Whole Foods Market stores.

Amazon’s Prime Day sale starts on July 16th

Amazon Prime members can once again look forward to getting steep discounts gadgets, things for your home, travel gear, and more. While Amazon’s Prime Day is not as big as Black Friday (yet), at least you don’t have to endure the psychological trauma of being pushed around in large crowds and waiting in long lines out the door at brick and mortar shops

Introducing Hub by Amazon—Amazon’s Latest Offering to Make Apartment Deliveries Easier

Amazon today announced Hub by Amazon, a delivery solution for apartments that brings convenience and consistency to the delivery experience, is available for installation across the United States. Over 500,000 residents—from New York City to San Francisco, among others—already have access to the Hub by Amazon with thousands more gaining access each month as new Hubs are installed in apartment communities across the country.

Top Dems Correct the Record on President Trump’s Multiple Unsubstantiated Claims Against Amazon

Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to President Donald Trump in response to troubling reports that he is using his authority as president to launch political attacks against Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, and to pressure the Postal Service to raise its rates for Amazon.