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•  CNBC reports that "Amazon will conduct a racial equity audit of its hourly workforce after shareholders urged the company to provide more transparency into how its policies impact diversity, equity and inclusion.

"The company said in a recent securities filing that the audit will evaluate 'any disparate racial impacts on our nearly one million U.S. hourly employees resulting from our policies, programs and practices.'  The audit will be led by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, as well as other attorneys from the law firm.

"Amazon said it will make the results of the audit public. The company declined to say when it expects the audit to be finished."