Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) has applied to patent a multi-level building that would act as a hub for outgoing and incoming delivery drones.

But, this is not your ordinary multi-level structure. Amazon's patent depicts images that liken its new tower to that of a beehive.

The patent filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday describes the building as "a multi-level (ML) fulfillment center designed to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), possibly in an urban setting, such as in a densely populated area."

The fulfillment centers will come with one or more landing spots along with one or two deployment zones to accommodate the UAVs.

The drones could delivery at least "some" of the products from the fullfilment center to customers in the area.

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Well OK then, Jeff Immelt: General Electric's (GE - Get Report) outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt had some choice things to say at an event in NYC on Thursday night, TheStreet's Kinsey Grant reports. First, Immelt revealed a possibly fatal management mistake Kroger's (KR - Get Report) CEO might have made about Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) who as we all know, just inked a $13.7 billion deal for organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM) . Immelt then took a jab at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for not visiting factories in their push to lift manufacturing wages. Talk about a well-paid boss going down swinging.

Why Sears Canada is dying: Sears Canada (SRSC) has one foot in the grave just like its ailing U.S. friend Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) . Unfortunately for Sears Canada, it's that friend across the boarder that has played a large role in its demise, TheStreet's Michelle Lodge reports. Sears has sucked badly needed cash away from Sears Canada through the years, leaving it unable to upgrade stores and do other things to compete effectively in the always challenging Canadian retail market.

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