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Wednesday, August 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Amazon’s strategy to win over congressional critics: Tours of its giant warehouses

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

From the White House to the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nomination, politicians have found a popular punching bag in Amazon, accusing the retail giant of paying subsistence wages to warehouse workers while dodging taxes. That’s one reason why Amazon has aggressively courted members of Congress to walk the floors of its vast warehouses.

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Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that’s usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board games.
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Boeing will hire hundreds at Moses Lake

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 Max fleet and prepare the planes for return to service once regulators give clearance for the jets to fly again.
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Top U.S. CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal footing with others that have an interest in a corporation to some degree – a group that includes workers, suppliers, customers and, essentially, society at large.