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•  CNBC reports that Amazon has joined the likes of Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid, limiting "sales of emergency contraceptive pills as demand spikes following last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and ending the constitutional right to have an abortion.

"The company has placed a temporary quantity limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, Amazon confirmed to CNBC."



•  Amazon released a statement yesterday saying that more than 25,000 of its employees have joined its Career Choice program this year, bringing total current participation to more than 80,000 employees.

Career Choice is defined by Amazon as "helping frontline employees grow their skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. Launched in 2012, Career Choice expanded its benefits in January to include fully funded college tuition, new industry certifications, courses to improve English-language proficiency, and high school completion programs."