1. Whole Foods' CEO Described his Deal with Amazon as a 'Dream Come True' but Investors Want More

    Whole Foods' CEO Described his Deal with Amazon as a 'Dream Come True' but Investors Want More

    When Whole Foods and Amazon announced their $13.7 billion merger Friday, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, could barely contain his enthusiasm.

    In a town hall with employees, he gushed about about the impending "marriage"— a metaphor he revisited repeatedly — which was announced just six weeks after a "blind date" with Amazon that he characterized as "love at first sight...

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