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U.S. Lawmaker Calls for Hearing on Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Amazon.com Inc’s $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s potential impact on consumers.

Campbell: Trump Should Break Up Google’s Media Monopoly  

When President Trump was still on the campaign trail, he noted that Amazon is using the Washington Post (owned by Amazon) as a political instrument to avoid prosecution for its “huge antitrust problem.” President Trump is right to be concerned about Silicon Valley’s unprecedented corporate power and influence over the nation’s media, and he’s right that “we can’t let [them] get away with it.” But the greatest threat to our constitutional republic isn’t Amazon. It’s Google.

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Amazon and Whole Foods: An Organic Affluenza Experience

‘Would you like a side of kale with that cellphone battery?’

That sounds like an inquiry coming from your Alexa in the not-so-distant future as Amazon.com is set to purchase organic supermarket Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The acquisition will firmly move the online retail behemoth into the realms of both the brick-and-mortar business as well as grocery.

An employee prepares order at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center

Amazon Hiring 2500 for Houston Fulfillment Center

E-commerce giant Amazon announced Tuesday it began the process of hiring 2,500 full-time employees for its new fulfillment center in Houston, expected to open this summer. This marks the seventh facility the company will house in Texas.

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