Ex-FTC Official Offers Insights Into Amazon Antitrust Issues

How much Amazon.com Inc. charges its customers is more important to U.S. antitrust authorities than how it strong-arms book publishers and movie studios. Typically it’s seen as a good thing for a retailer to pressure suppliers to trim prices as that can lead to better deals for shoppers, David Balto, a former policy director at the Federal Trade Commission, said in an interview.