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Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

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Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week.

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Donald Trump renews Twitter criticism of Amazon

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President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”

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Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it’s coming

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Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy. Using commercial drones to quickly deliver packages is probably years away. But when government regulations catch up with emerging technologies, it could revolutionize the way people shop for items they need quickly, said Paul E. Misener, vice…

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Disney releasing digital Star Wars collection

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“The Force” can now be streamed. The Walt Disney Co., which owns Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox are releasing a digital collection of all six episodes of the Star Wars series. Various services will start selling them on Friday. Disney is also releasing added features to the films, including extras from each film and deleted scenes. Services selling the digital versions include Apple’s iTunes, Google Play, M-Go and Amazon.com Inc., among others. Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand

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Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix’s expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video service had “House of Cards” flopped and squandered its estimated $100 million investment. Instead, the show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving Netflix the financial clout and creative firepower to further transform how we watch…

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