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Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, in what would amount to its biggest such reduction to date.
The cuts, earlier reported by the New York Times, would represent about 3% of Amazon’s corporate staff. The exact number may vary as businesses within Amazon review their priorities, the source told Reuters.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said in an exclusive interview with ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir that former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was “reckless” as a mob of his supporters ransacked the Capitol last year — with Pence and others temporarily forced into hiding.
“I mean, the president’s words were reckless. It was clear he decided to be part of the problem,” Pence told Muir.
Pence said he was “angered” over a tweet from Trump as the insurrection unfolded, when the former president said he “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done” after he rebuffed pressure to not certify now-President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.
What’s happening: West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is weighing a 2024 rematch against Sen. Joe Manchin.
In an interview with POLITICO, Morrisey said he’s “evaluating” all of his options and “looking very closely at the Senate race.”
“We have a lot of assets that we’d bring to bear. I’m a conservative doer, and we have a record of accomplishment that’s going to be very difficult for others to reach.”
— West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey