By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From Amazon breaking $1 trillion on the market to the growing eco-friendly building trend, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Amazon is now worth $1 trillion. What comes next is even more scrutiny of its power | Jason Del Rey: This week, Amazon became the second US company, and third company ever, to cross the $1 trillion market valuation. While this highlights the remarkable growth that Amazon has experienced over the last 25 years, it also is an indication that the company can expect even more calls for its regulation.

White Glove Retail: Service With A Smile | Alan Wolf: In an age where customers can buy almost anything from almost anywhere, retailers are finding ways to stand out from the crowd. For consumer electronics and major appliances, that frequently means “White Glove” services that go above and beyond basic delivery and/or installation services.

Best products to use for a green remodel | Melissa Dalton: Homeowners are increasingly choosing to go green when building or remodeling their homes. The market is responding to this with a plethora of options, from low-VOC paints and flooring options to sustainably sourced materials.

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