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Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon go virtually to Washington: Big Tech CEOs questioned over antitrust concerns

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Simon reportedly in talks with Amazon to convert former Sears, JCPenney stores into distribution centers

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YouTube stars Alan and Alex Stokes have been charged with a felony in connection to one of their prank videos, Amazon has handed out a series order for its reboot of 'A League of Their Own' and Hulu has canceled 'High Fidelity.'

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Amazon.com Jeff Bezos sold shares worth $3.1 billion in the e-commerce company in recent days, regulatory filings showed on Wednesday. Fred Katayama reports.

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