Analysis: computer-assisted reporting

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By opening an office in Luxembourg, Amazon avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to European countries, according to a story by Reuters.

Reuters examined the accounts of 25 Amazon units and found that they avoided paying taxes in the U.S.

The reporter used Amazon's accounting records for this story. He chronologically told the story of Amazon's European holdings, explaining how they set up a business holding in Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes.

To produce this story, the reporter needed a thorough understanding of the history of Amazon's European business. He didn't need to use a lot of computer skills, but he needed to present this complex story in an easy-to-understand way.

There were no interactive graphics to supplement the story, although a timeline of Amazon's European business would have been useful.

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