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May 27, 2011 4:25 AM

Amazon tax break deal approved by S.C. state Senate

A deal reached early today paves the way for online retailer Amazon to open a distribution center employing 2,000 people in South Carolina. The state Senate agreed shortly after midnight to give the company a sales tax exemption it wants for the project, ending a two-day talkathon that opponents launched to stall the measure.

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