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By next year, Kroger will no longer supply plastic shopping bags at checkout in its 63 QFC stores, and by 2025 in all 2,800 Kroger-owned stores, in response to the customer backlash against plastic products and its contribution to landfills, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Why it matters: Kroger is the largest U.S. grocer, so the impact of the change could outsize other companies ditching plastics — including Starbucks Corp., Hyatt Hotels Corp., and Walt Disney Co., all of which are eliminating the use of plastic straws. Whole Foods and IKEA announced they were ditching plastic bags in 2008.

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GoodRx prices IPO at $33 per share, valued at $12.7 billion

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GoodRx, a price comparison app for prescription drugs at local pharmacies, on Tuesday night raised $1.14 billion in its IPO, Axios has learned.

By the numbers: GoodRx priced its shares at $33 a piece, above its $24-$28 per share offering range, which will give it an initial market cap of around $12.7 billion.

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House Democrats and Trump admin strike deal to avert government shutdown

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The House on Tuesday passed legislation to fund the government through Dec. 11, by a vote of 359-57.

Why it matters: The bill will avert a government shutdown when funding expires in eight days. Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said earlier that they hoped to hold a vote on the legislation on Tuesday evening.

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Scoop: Meadows puts agencies on notice about staff shake-up

Internal government email obtained by Axios

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told administration officials Monday to expect senior aides to be replaced at many government agencies, according to an internal email obtained by Axios.

Behind the scenes: Meadows asked the director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office John McEntee "to look at replacing the White House Liaisons (WHLs) at many of your agencies," according to the email. "John will be working with outgoing liaisons to explore other opportunities."

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