Amazon has admitted that thousands of agency workers who make its Echo smart speakers and Kindles in China were hired and paid illegally. Agency staff – known as dispatch workers in China – do not get sick pay or holiday pay and can be laid off without wages during lulls in production.

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Walmart reports sharp slowdown in e-commerce sales in the holiday season, following three quarters of booming growth; stock closes down 10%+ (Sarah Nassauer/Wall Street Journal)

Sarah Nassauer / Wall Street Journal: Walmart reports sharp slowdown in e-commerce sales in the holiday season, following three quarters of booming growth; stock closes

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