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Legislation Targets Online Sites Amid Retail Theft Concerns

Tucked in the $1.7 trillion funding package lies a piece of legislation brick-and-mortar retailers have been pushing Congress to pass for more than a year, part of an effort to tamp down the amount of goods being stolen from their stores and resold online. read more >
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

U.S. Supreme Court: States Can Force Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax

The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

Why Europe Isn’t Creating Any Googles or Facebooks

As technology upends industries and lifestyles at breakneck pace, the Old Continent is not producing any of the online giants like Google, eBay or Facebook. read more >
John and Angelica Rogers show off the famed Jumbo Wagner during a soiree at their home on Dec. 12, 2008.
Legal / Media & Marketing

Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay

Michael McAfee, the court-appointed receiver of the Rogers assets, discovered in March that Angelica Rogers, ex-wife of John Rogers, was listing more than 1,000 Fairfax Media photos for sale before the digitization contract was completed, a legal no-no. read more >
The bill pits brick-and-mortar stores like Wal-Mart against online services such as eBay. Amazon.com, which initially fought efforts in some states to make it collect sales taxes, supports it too.
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

US Senate Approves Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. read more >
Government & Politics / Retail

Few Senators Block Vote on Internet Sales Tax Bill

A handful of senators from Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware -- states without sales taxes -- are blocking a bill that would tax Internet purchases. read more >
The bill pits brick-and-mortar stores like Wal-Mart against online services such as eBay. Amazon.com, which initially fought efforts in some states to make it collect sales taxes, supports it too.
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

Bill Takes Aim at Tax-Free Online Shopping

Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the U.S. Senate. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Tests In-Store Lockers for Online Orders

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday that it's going to set up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in a checkout line. read more >