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Does Amazon help or hurt local retailers?

Has online retailer Amazon.com destroyed the retail industry across the U.S.? Those are the harsh words used this week by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The government has decided to look into whether Amazon has gotten too big -- too powerful for fair competition. The outcome could be of particular interest to regions like Tampa Bay because the company not only has a digital presence here, it’s also got a huge physical presence. Lisa Scott says business at the Hot Tomato in Ruskin has onl