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Amazon Should Be Broken Up, Small Merchant Coalition Says

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  • Small Business Rising aims to separate third-party marketplace
  • Group calls for stricter antitrust laws, more merger scrutiny
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A new coalition of small business organizations is urging policymakers to break up Amazon.com Inc.

Small Business Rising, which represents grocers, hardware stores, pharmacies and bookstores, on Tuesday laid out a set of goals aimed at reinvigorating U.S. antitrust enforcement, including a call to separate Amazon’s own retail business from the marketplace that hosts third-party sellers.