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Some Marriage Advice for Walmart and

Making this union work could be key to fighting Amazon.

As most newlyweds know, tying the knot brings an onslaught of marriage advice. Walmart, which officially closed its $3.3 billion deal this week to buy online retailing upstart, should brace itself.

You can't fault folks: The purchase re-awakened hopes Walmart could offer real competition to Amazon. Consumers, brands and rivals have reason to fear an Amazon monopoly if it's left unchecked by a strong opponent.