News tagged with online sales

Facebook's 'Like' button becomes force in e-commerce

Whether you just bought an airline ticket or a pair of jeans online, chances are an Internet search preceded the transaction. Now Facebook hopes to make its vast web of online social connections another central ingredient ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Internet
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Amazon cuts off California affiliates

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. and much smaller Overstock.com Inc. are cutting off their advertising affiliates in California because of a new state rule forcing online retailers to collect sales tax there.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Business
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White House backs Internet sales tax bill

The White House Monday backed a Senate bill to force online retailers like Amazon and eBay to collect state and local sales taxes, hoping to end a cost disadvantage hampering bricks and mortar businesses.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Business
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States push harder for online sales tax collection

(AP) -- Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Business
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Amazon 4Q results, outlook sends stock lower

Shoppers spent more money online this holiday season than ever before, and yet, Amazon -the world's largest Internet retailer- failed to meet Wall Street's sales expectations with its latest financial results.

dateJan 31, 2012 in Business
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