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Amazon Shares Echo Data with Arkansas Prosecutor in Murder Case

by Associated Press 3/7/2017 7:06 am

Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the company shared data gathered by an Amazon Echo device.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Effort to Collect Online Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:56 am

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:28 am

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

House Panel Rejects Effort to Collect Online Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/14/2017 4:14 pm

An effort to collect sales taxes in Arkansas from online retailers has failed before a House committee, days after Amazon announced it would begin collecting taxes on purchases in the state.

Sources: Wal-Mart to Combine Buys for Online, In-Store Inventory

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/14/2017 7:37 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website — a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it fights Amazon.

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/14/2017 6:51 am

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax.

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Taxes in Arkansas in March

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2017 11:20 am

Amazon says it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases in Arkansas, a move that lawmakers have said could bring millions in additional revenue to the state.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Forcing Amazon to Collect Taxes

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 4:36 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, a plan backed by Wal-Mart and lawmakers who say the state is missing out on $100 million in revenue.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Aimed at Forcing Amazon to Collect Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:53 pm

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a proposal aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, as lawmakers eye potential revenue from the e-commerce giant to pay for more tax cuts in two years.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 6:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town’s Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

Run-DMC Founder Sues Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 12/30/2016 8:28 am

A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.

Alexa a Witness to Murder? In Bentonville, Prosecutors Seek Amazon Echo Data

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 12/29/2016 6:54 am

Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Sources: Wal-Mart In Talks to Buy Stake in India's Flipkart

by Reuters 9/28/2016 9:31 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart Tries to Move In

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/29/2016 11:34 am

Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza. The world's largest retailer is offering a free 30-day trial on its two-day unlimited shipping service, and an extra month free for paying members. Beginning Friday, it will also offer discounts on an array of products that will ramp up as July goes by.

Wal-Mart Lays Off 450 Workers at Headquarters in Bentonville

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 9:15 am

Wal-Mart has laid off 450 workers at its headquarters as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble to compete with the likes of Amazon.com.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 7:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/24/2015 11:13 am

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 2:39 pm

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

Answering Amazon, Wal-Mart Plans Online Sales Day This Week

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 6:57 am

The online price fight as well as the bickering is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.

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