House Dem Calls For Hearing On Amazon-Whole Foods Tie

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The top Democrat on the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee on Thursday said he wants a hearing looking into Amazon’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods, saying the proposed acquisition could be bad for American wages if the marketplace becomes less competitive as a result.

In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte and the subcommittee’s head Tom Marino, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., raised questions about how the proposed merger might affect retail grocery stores in the future and...
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