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Amazon CEO to Work in Kentucky Warehouse

amlogo1.gifAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos will spend a week working in one of his Kentucky warehouses, experiencing the day-to-day operations of his sprawling business. Silicon Alley Insider reports: “Local Amazon employees say Bezos is working in the warehouse with the company’s hourly employees to see what they do and hear their comments about their work.”

The news comes on the heels of news that three Amazon distribution centers will be closed. GalleyCat has been tracking the stock performance of the major companies that influence the bookselling business. We created this chart with eight publicly-traded publishing stocks hand-picked by GalleyCat readers–including company name, symbol, current stock price, and price increase or decrease at week’s close.

The McGraw-Hill Co. MHP 24.71 -0.34
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 4.55 0.24
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 0.63 -0.07
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 70.52 -3.17
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 22.49 -0.96
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 31.09 -1.29
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 15.64 -0.21
News Corporation NWS 7.95 -0.15

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