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Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan. The Company's average warehouse space is approximately 146,000 square feet. The Company's warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The Company offers merchandise in various categories, which include food and sundries (including dry foods, packaged foods, groceries, snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli, and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and ancillary (including gasoline and pharmacy businesses).

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Prince William to Bezos and other space billionaires: 'Repair this planet, not find the next'

4:02 pm ET October 16, 2021 (MarketWatch)

Rachel Koning Beals

The Duke of Cambridge voices disapproval a day after former 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner becomes the oldest man to fly to space in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

That's a plea from Britain's Prince William in comments to the BBC Thursday. The Duke of Cambridge, as he's officially known, voiced his disapproval of the high-priced space pursuits just a day after former Star Trek actor William Shatner became the oldest man to fly to space, in a rocket built by Amazon(AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos.

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Bezos, via his own Blue Origin space tourism company, and a small crew of fellow civilians, briefly traveled to over 62 miles above the planet during a July flight. Billionaires Elon Musk(TSLA) and Richard Branson are also pumping resources into their own space ambitions.

Read:As Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what's the climate-change impact?

Read:Over 20 current and former Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos's company is 'rife with sexism' and 'stuck in a toxic past'

Prince William was speaking about climate change ahead of his inaugural Earthshot environmental prize awards ceremony on Sunday and in the run-up to the Glasgow-hosted U.N. climate summit in early November.

The pivotal meeting, also known as COP26, calls for the over 190 U.N.-member countries to submit more ambitious emissions reductions targets for 2030 that are meant to help the world reach "net zero" by midcentury, to raise contributions to climate adaptation for poorer countries and to firm up rules set at the Paris climate agreement made in 2015, which called for holding global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius and ideally no more than 1.5 degrees.

Prince William said it would be an "absolute disaster" if his oldest son, George, who he said is "acutely aware" of how resources impact the planet, had to raise the same issues about climate change 30 years from now.

"Young people now are growing up where their futures are basically threatened the whole time," he said. "It's very unnerving and it's very you know, anxiety-making."

Read:Today's kids will live through 3 times as many climate-change disasters as their grandparents: report

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-Rachel Koning Beals


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