Amazon Buying Whole Foods, Road Closures, Judge David Lewis: Your Friday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Amazon buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7BAmazon.com, which has been tiptoeing into the grocery business, took a big leap Friday, saying it will buy Austin-based Whole Foods Market.This is Amazon's largest acquisition and its first in the brick-and-mortar space. Analysts are calling it transformational for the food business and a big endorsement for traditional stores. For consumers, the deal puts Amazon's pricing obsession to work on a grocer struggling with its "whole paycheck" reputation.Whole Foods will remain based in Austin and operate under its banner. Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey will remain as CEO, the companies said in a joint news release.— Maria HalkiasHealth care: Insurers are leaving Texas' health coverage market, but other states are in worse shape.Watchdog: Columnist Dave Lieber shares what you need to know about blocking robocalls in 2017.  Continue reading...

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