New York and online purchases
The state of New York has decided that there's money to be made off this thing called the internet. Their going to start charging sales tax for online purchases. While consumers were supposed to report this on their taxes (yeah, like people are going to keep up with that), this law passes it onto the retailer. Its unclear yet (until the Gov. signs it) what affect this could fully have, but clearly Amazon will be impacted. Here's the story for more details. And here's last week's report.