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Amazon reportedly planning bigger stores

Amazon reportedly planning bigger stores

NEW YORK — In the week that big-box retailers reported that shoppers are returning to stores came news of Amazon.com Inc.’s latest brick-and-mortar experiment. Citing people familiar with the plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon intends to open retail locations that would operate much like department stores, selling apparel, personal-technology gadgets, household items