Germany Drops Antitrust Probe as Amazon Makes Changes for Merchants

Amazon has reached a deal with Germany’s antitrust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant. Germany’s Federal Cartel Office said it was dropping its seven-month investigation after Amazon agreed to amend a Business Services Agreement that applies to hundreds of thousands of merchants trading on its platform.