Group seeks protections for small businesses from behemoths

A group of small and independent businesses are joining together to push for more protection against behemoth corporations threatening to stamp them out

NEW YORK -- A group of small and independent businesses are joining together to push for more protection against behemoth corporations threatening to stamp them out.

The group wants policymakers to break up and regulate technology monopolies; make antitrust laws stronger and easier to enforce, as well as take a closer look at large-scale mergers.

Coalition members include the American Booksellers Association, American Independent Business Alliance, Main Street Alliance and the National Grocers Association.