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Amazon puts screws to South Carolina, wins another battle in retail...

Amazon.com won another battle in its e-commerce war against Mainstreet retailers last month. South Carolina gave the online giant a $5 million building site, a property tax break and a series of other tax credits and exemptions worth tens of millions in exchange for the jobs Amazon promised to bring in setting up a distribution center there. The wrangling over the deal pitted business interests against business interests and conflicted state lawmakers, including GOP Governor Nikki Haley, who in the end backed off early opposition. It's a battle that has been waged in states around the country over the past few years and, in a lesser form, here in Colorado.