As states grapple with increasingly squeezed budgets, the battle to collect sales taxes from retail behemoth Amazon has heated considerably over the past year. Now, Texas has raised the ante by hitting Amazon for four years of back sales taxes.
Online sales during the holiday season are likely to exceed their 2009 levels as shoppers shift away from shopping at some brick-and-mortar operations such as electronics and warehouse stores, said market research firm The NPD Group in a report Wednesday.
Turns out, Apple's trendy iPhone is a little too popular for its cell service provider to handle. AT&T has halted online sales of the smart phone in the New York City area, citing lack of capacity on its cellular network there.