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Canada Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Amazon

Canada’s top competition authority has opened an antitrust investigation into Amazon, asking the company’s all-important third-party sellers to come forward with any evidence that the e-commerce giant has been hurting competition. Canada’s Competition Bureau said Friday the investigation would focus on three main areas. The first was whether Amazon’s policies influenced third-party sellers’...

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