Jeff Bezos And Cory Booker May Be Headed For a $13.7 Billion Showdown


Jeff Bezos and Cory Booker May Be Headed for a $13.7 Billion Showdown

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Not everyone is thrilled with Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy up Whole Foods, the latest in a series of aggressive moves by the expansive e-commerce giant that have sent the stock prices of its brick-and-mortar competitors plummeting. As Amazon’s market cap soars, and its ambitious C.E.O., Jeff Bezos, grows bolder, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to look toward the company’s Seattle headquarters with trepidation—including potential 2020 Democratic hopeful Cory Booker.
The New Jersey senator told Recode that he intends to join …

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