U.S. and 17 States Sue Amazon Alleging Monopolistic Practices Led to Higher Prices

From a Washington Post story by Cat Zakrzewski, Will Oremus, and Trisha Thadani headlined “U.S. 17 states sue Amazon alleging monopolistic practices led to higher prices”:

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday alleging that the company abused its powers to squeeze merchants and thwart rivals — resulting in higher prices and lower-quality goods for the tens of millions of American households who regularly shop at the company’s online superstore.