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Amazon adds lab, industrial goods via web

Amazon.com Inc. has already won access to individual shoppers’ wallets. Now it’s courting business and industrial customers with a new website and opening a battlefront against traditional retailers like Home Depot Inc. and Staples Inc.

On Monday the Seattle-based online retailer launched AmazonSupply.com, a site that sells such products as radiation detectors for environmental testing, industrial cutting tools, janitorial and sanitation materials and office supplies.

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(Source: The Wall Street Journal Online )