California and Washington State have joined federal authorities and the European Union in examining certain Amazon business practices, particularly Amazon Marketplace. The new state probes are what the New York Times called “a signal that scrutiny of the company is widening, including criticism of the working conditions in its warehouses and accusations that it boxes out small business and competitors. Liberal politicians have singled out the company and its founder, Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, as examples of out-of-control corporate power.”