Internet giant Google’s announcement that it will stop allowing bookstores to sell e-books on the company’s platform will have local implications. Right now, Louisville bookseller Carmichael’s sells Google e-books on its website, but that will end early next year. Carmichael’s Bookstore co-owner Carol Besse says Google’s decision is unfortunate for small booksellers, and the service… Continue reading Google e-Books Decision Affects Local Bookseller
1:06pm: Mitt Romney emerged with the most delegates after yesterday’s Super Tuesday races in 10 states. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, says Romney has a clear path of Tampa, where Republicans will gather for their nominating convention this summer. Rick Santorum‘s supporters tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in a bid to… Continue reading GOP Still Divided After Super Tuesday; Amazon Takes On Publishing World; Are Republicans Afraid Of Rush Limbaugh?: Today on Here and Now
Amazon.com will begin collecting Indiana’s 7 percent sales tax from customers in 2014. Gov. Mitch Daniels and an Amazon executive announced an agreement today that could lead to Indiana collecting at least $20 million more in annual sales tax revenues. “They agree with us that all those who sell remotely—internet, catalogue or otherwise, ought as… Continue reading Indiana, Amazon Reach Internet Sales Tax Agreement
1:06pm: In Baghdad today, the U.S. military officially declared an end to the war in Iraq, a war that cost more than 4,000 U.S. lives, and the lives countless Iraqis. But as the war ends, and all the troops come home by the end of the year, a story in today’s New York Times probes… Continue reading Iraq War Declared Over, Bad Practices Behind “Fair Trade” Labels, Small Businesses and Job Creation, Amazon Angers Brick & Mortars: Today on Here and Now
Online retail giant Amazon.com has acquired rival retailer Zappos.com.
Nearly every tree in the park next to my apartment building snapped in half in the ice storm. But this is not as big of a deal as so many of the other losses people have faced, of course.