BTW Articles

02 Mar

ABA Urges Federal and State Investigation of Amazon’s Business Practices

This week, ABA launched a national advocacy campaign with letters urging the U.S. Congress, the 50 state attorneys general, and the 50 state governors to investigate Amazon for violations of antitrust laws.

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23 Feb

Federal Court Upholds Constitutionality of Colorado Use Tax Law

On February 22, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing a law requiring out-of-state retailers to report use tax information to consumers and the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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10 Feb

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here’s a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories making the news from New Jersey to California.

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10 Feb

Wi11: Bringing the Localism Movement to the Next Level

The Wi11 panel discussion “The New Localism” brought together experts and thought leaders on local economies for a discussion about the next phase in the localism movement — evolving the movement from public discourse to public policy.

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02 Feb

The True Cost of Amazon Revealed in New Study

At last week’s Winter Institute, Civic Economics and ABA released a groundbreaking new study, “Amazon and Empty Storefronts,” which details the overall negative impact that Amazon has had on Main Street retailers and jobs, and the communities in which they are located, across the country.

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03 Feb

New America Event Focuses on Amazon Book Monopoly

Panelists including Scott Turow, Doug Preston, Susan Cheever, Franklin Foer, and others discussed Amazon’s power in the book market and whether the government should investigate its practices during an event last week sponsored by New America.

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19 Jan

Study Shows Sales Tax Advantage Aided Amazon Growth

A recently updated study by Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business drives home the point that the competitive advantage Amazon gained from not charging sales tax was as significant as Main Street retailers claimed — if not more so.

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12 Jan

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories from around the country. ABA is encouraging its members to reach out to town, county, or state officials to ensure they have a voice in any minimum wage discussions that take place in their communities.

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12 Jan

Post-Holiday Survey Seeks Important Data on How Indie Businesses Are Faring

ABA bookstore members are strongly encouraged to participate in the eighth annual post-holiday survey, which aims to find out how independent businesses are faring, what their key challenges are, and whether the localism movement has had a positive impact in their communities.

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06 Jan

ABA Members Encouraged to Take Part in Post-Holiday Survey

ABA is encouraging member stores to complete the eighth annual post-holiday survey conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Advocates for Independent Business. A link to the survey was sent via e-mail on Tuesday, January 5.

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