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Amazon Stock Untarnished After CEO Jeff Bezos Defends Workplace (Nasdaq: AMZN)

Even though Amazon Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) suffered a PR hit over the weekend, Amazon stock emerged Monday unscathed. An hour into trading at 10:30 a.m. ET, AMZN stock was flat at $530.34 a share (-0.22%).

The New York Times ran a scathing story Saturday about the largest American Internet-based retailer. Therein, testimonials from 100 current and former employees depicted a "bruising" workplace, where employees are expected to "toil long and late," and where workers suffering from personal crises, including cancer, miscarriage, and bereavement, are simply edged out.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' attempt to swoop in on damage control appears to have done the trick -- take a look at this memo he sent out over the weekend...