Amazon to cut off California-based Web affiliates

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it will stop working with online affiliates based in California since the state passed a new rule that forces online retailers to collect sales tax there.

Amazon freed up to expand Fresh, delivery lockers

With fewer worries about new sales-tax requirements, Amazon.com Inc. is free to cross over to the bricks-and-mortar world - starting with a large fleet of grocery-delivery trucks.

EU says Microsoft seeks hearing in antitrust case

Microsoft is seeking a hearing from EU antitrust regulators in its defence against accusations of unfairly crushing rivals in the web browser market, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Panel told no guarantee against unethical research

(AP) -- The nation has a "leaky system" for protecting patients in medical research, and it's possible - though unlikely - that the kind of unethical studies done in the past could occur again, bioethics experts told a presidential ...

Brazil wrestles with ban of controversial weed killer

Brazil's government is contesting a court suspension of licenses for products with glyphosate, one of the most common industrial weedkillers and the subject of a high-profile US case against agrochemical colossus Monsanto.

US in tough debate on UN Internet rules

The US faces a tough debate with emerging nations such as India and Brazil at an upcoming UN conference discussing global rules for the Internet, the US delegation chief said Wednesday.

Tripadvisor escapes fine in Italy over fake reviews

An Italian court overturned Monday a 500,000-euro ($550,000) fine slapped on TripAdvisor for failing to warn users that some opinions posted on the popular hotel and restaurant review website may be fakes.

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