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Apr 6, 2021
Small businesses take on Amazon
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A new coalition of small business advocacy groups wants lawmakers to rein in the behemoth that is Amazon. The group, Small Business Rising, argues that Amazon’s size and market power — which has only grown during the pandemic — effectively block small businesses from competing. One of the ways it does that, the group argues, is by selling its own products alongside those from smaller, third-party retailers. Also on today’s show: The pandemic is making people rethink their careers, “transmigrante” traffic may boost the economy of a Texas border town, and babies and toddlers are feeling pandemic stress, too.

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