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Billions at stake for U.S. retailers in online sales tax debate

Lobbying efforts by brick-and-mortar stores to charge online sales tax could be a big blow to the e-retailer Amazon. One of the key advantages of Amazon.com’s business model is being

Europe Finance

Starbucks’ new European HQ sign of ‘tax posturing’?

Tax mitigation strategies are here to stay and so is public disdain for them, leading multinationals to start ‘tax posturing’. Starbucks is the latest example. On the surface, the announcement

North America Politics

5 takeaways from the US court ruling against net neutrality

What should we make of a federal court’s shooting down the FCC’s net neutrality regulations? A US federal court recently ruled that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2010 regulations enforcing

North America Technology and infrastructure

Amazon Acquires Paper Following CIA Contract Dispute

At the end of July, news surfaced about a lawsuit Amazon had filed against the U.S. government. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud computing division, had won a $600