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Amazon has been both good and bad for America

  • May 29, 2018
  • , NHK
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NHK’s “Close-up Gendai+” reported on Amazon, which has expanded its online shopping business to include the development of smart speakers and new data management services. The program said that while many consumers are benefiting from the services provided by Amazon, nearly 7,000 brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. closed in 2017 alone due to the rise of the company, adding that President Trump is criticizing it for “destroying the retail business” in the U.S. The program said while Amazon’s rapid growth is contributing to the U.S. economy, it is driving up housing prices in Seattle, the site of its headquarters, leading to a rise in homelessness. 

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