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eBay Empowering U.S. Small Business Trade and Inclusive Growth

By: Cathy Foster, VP, Government Relations & Public Policy
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The eBay Government Relations’ Advocacy & Policy Programs Team published a new report highlighting how eBay is driving small business trade and balanced and inclusive growth across the United States.

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The eBay Government Relations’ Advocacy & Policy Programs Team published a new report highlighting how eBay is driving small business trade and balanced and inclusive growth across the United States.

GLIDE’s 20th annual eBay for Charity Power Lunch with Warren Buffett Sold for a record-breaking $4,567,888

The legendary charity auction has provided over $30 million to support San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — GLIDE’s annual eBay for Charity Auction for a Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, sold to the highest bidder for $4,567,888.The record-breaking sale coincides with the 20th anniversary of the legendary auction, which to date has provided over $30 million to support GLIDE’s comprehensive suite of social services that help San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.

Baton Rouge and eBay Announce Economic Development Initiatives

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is now the sixth city globally to join eBay’s Retail Revival program and the second to join eBay@Home.
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Today, eBay CEO Devin Wenig joined Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in Baton Rouge to celebrate two economic initiatives with the city — the expansion of Retail Revival and eBay@Home to Baton Rouge.

eBay Publishes Annual Impact Progress Update, Including Renewable Energy Milestone and New Carbon Target

eBay sources 50% renewable electricity to power its data centers and offices, marking the midpoint toward its goal to source 100% renewables by 2025.
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Today, eBay released its 2018 Impact Progress Update, an annual report on the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework, policies and programs. The Progress Update shows not only how eBay manages its own impacts, but also the positive impact that emerges when people use eBay’s technology and resources.

Anchoring the Progress Update are details on eBay’s environmental footprint and progress against each of eBay’s five existing impact goals. This year, we also announced a sixth goal within our Progress Update, aimed at reducing the company’s carbon emissions.

eBay | A Legacy of Generosity

GLIDE and eBay present the 20th Annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffett. The legendary charity auction runs May 26 – May 31.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GLIDE is pleased to announce the annual eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, which will run Sunday, May 26 through Friday, May 31, 2019. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary auction, which to date has provided nearly $30 million to support GLIDE’s comprehensive suite of social services that help San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.

Yaroslavl Becomes the First Eastern European City to Join Retail Revival

By: Anna Trescheva, Communications, eBay Moscow
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Yaroslavl is an ancient Russian city standing on the legendary Volga River in the country’s northern region. The city boasts more than 1,000 years of history. With access to several major highways, railways and waterways, Yaroslavl has become an important industrial center in Eastern Europe.

Today, entrepreneurs in Yaroslavl are working to make its unique offerings better known on a global stage. Together with the Center of Entrepreneurship Support, eBay is helping small-to-medium business owners in Yaroslavl learn to sell online.

eBay for Charity Partners with Bill Nye, Ellen DeGeneres and Little Sun to Celebrate Earth Month

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Today, in celebration of Earth Day, eBay is shining a spotlight on the environment with a newly launched Earth Month campaign alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Nye, and social business Little Sun to raise funds and support various environmental issues including global conservation efforts for space science exploration, women in the aerospace industry, endangered species and universal access to clean energy.

eBay Officially Kicks Off its Fifth Retail Revival Program in Greensboro, North Carolina

eBay launches Retail Revival Greensboro and hosts participating small businesses for a full day of training, networking and more.
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Today, eBay will launch Retail Revival in its fifth partner city: Greensboro, North Carolina. With its rich history as a textiles manufacturing hub and a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement, Greensboro offered the perfect balance of grit and vision to make this program a success.

All We Want is The Chance to Compete: Economic Development in Rural America

eBay Seller Bill Ingersoll on running a business in rural America and competing in the modern, global economy.
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In the last few years, Washington has been focusing on people like me — that is, people from economically-distressed rural America. That attention is a good thing. Rural America is in trouble. Unfortunately, the national discussion has focused on how to “save” rural America.

Ebay, Akron-Area Merchants Tout Success of Pilot Retail Revival Program

by Jim Mackinnon
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Rahman Wilder drives an Akron school bus by day and spends much of the rest of his time building his clothing business, We Care Tees.

We Care Tees was among 100 small businesses in Akron and Warren selected to take part in eBay Inc.’s first Retail Revival one-year program.

The Akron-based pilot program has come to what eBay and the merchants say is a successful end.

“I plan to continue to work with eBay,” Wilder said. “Just because the program ended doesn’t mean the relationship is gone.”

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