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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Journalist Brad Stone's 2013 bestseller "The Everything Store" told the story of Amazon's rise. Now, he's writing another book about the tech giant and founder Jeff Bezos.

Why it matters: Amazon has moved far beyond its retail roots — becoming a player in far-flung sectors of the economy — and as a result faces more questions about its dominance. Bezos is also the the richest person in the world and a regular target of President Trump.

Details:

  • Simon & Schuster expects to publish the book, titled "Amazon Unbound," in the fall of 2021.
  • "Stone will explore the company’s ongoing successes and failures and deconstruct its strategies for growth," the publisher said in a release, "and in doing so pose the ultimate question: Is Amazon good for us?"
  • The book will "pick up where 'The Everything Store' left off," the publisher said.

What he's saying: “Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that my first book explored only the first few chapters of this historic story," said Stone, who leads Bloomberg's tech coverage, in a statement. "Now I want to chronicle how the everything store became the everything company."

Flashback: "The Everything Store" made waves when it was published six years ago.

  • Shortly after it was released, Bezos' wife Mackenzie posted a one-star review of the book on Amazon under the title "I wanted to like this book." (The couple said earlier this year that they planned to divorce.)

The big picture: Tech has transformed from a nerdy niche to one of the world's most prosperous and ubiquitous industries, and publishers and Hollywood can't get enough.

  • There are books in the works about Uber, Facebook, Instagram and Tesla.
  • Screenplays about Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel have been picking up buzz.

Go deeper: Silicon Valley, get ready for your closeup

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will not seek re-election in 2022

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker (R) speaking during a press conference in November 2021. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), a moderate who typically ranks as one of the nation's most popular governors, said Wednesday that he and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) will not seek third terms in 2022.

Why it matters: The decision leaves the gubernatorial race wide open and will likely affect multiple down-ballot races next year. Baker was expected to be the front-runner had he joined the race.

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CDC prepares tougher testing rules for international travelers

Travelers with their luggage arrive at a COVID-19 testing location at the airport in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 23, 2021. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday night that it is working to impose stricter testing requirements for international travelers due to the spread of the new Omicron variant.

The big picture: The new rules would require all international travelers, regardless of vaccination status, to show a negative test taken a day before their flight to the U.S. Currently, the CDC says fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to show a test taken no more than three days before their departure, AP reports.

Republicans threaten to shut down government over vaccine mandates

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the Capitol in November 2020. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Conservative Republicans in the House and Senate are planning to force a government shutdown Friday to deny funding needed to enforce the Biden administration's vaccine mandates on the private sector, according to Politico.

Why it matters: Congress has until the end of the week to pass a stopgap measure to extend funding into 2022, though objection from a small group of Republicans could shut down the government.