BTW Articles

17 Oct

President Trump Signs Executive Order Allowing Association Health Plans

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on October 12 to expand access to association health plans (AHPs), allowing small businesses to band together through a trade association to buy health insurance.

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19 Sep

South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects State Attempt to Collect Online Sales Tax

On Thursday, September 14, the Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled that the state cannot force remote retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they do not have nexus in South Dakota.

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22 Aug

Time to Rethink Antitrust Enforcement?: Lina Khan on Amazon and Market Dominance

Here, New America’s Lina Khan discusses Amazon, U.S. antitrust law, and the online giant’s role in the book industry.

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01 Aug

Washington Post Columnist Posits: Is Amazon Getting Too Big?

On July 28, the Washington Post — which is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos — published an in-depth piece by columnist Steven Pearlstein detailing antitrust concerns over Amazon’s growth.

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26 Jul

Amazon’s Proposed Purchase of Whole Foods Stirs Antitrust Questions

Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods has raised concerns about antitrust issues among lawmakers as well as advocacy and retail groups.

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19 Jul

Labor Department Abandons Obama Administration Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor has decided not to challenge a November injunction blocking an overtime rule that would have doubled a worker’s exempt status.

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02 Jun

ABA Annual Membership Meeting: Indie Booksellers See Growth, But Challenges Ahead

The ABA Annual Membership Meeting, held on June 1 at BookExpo, included the formal announcement of ABA’s election results, reports from the president and CEO, and a membership and financial update.

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10 May

House Passes Health Care Bill

In the wake of the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act of 2017, health care reform moves to the Senate; however, the Small Business Majority and others are urging Congress to drop the bill.

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26 Apr

Utah Tax Commission Releases Parts of Its Sales Tax Deal With Amazon

On April 14, the Utah Tax Commission released previously confidential details regarding its sales tax agreement with Amazon, which began collecting and remitting sales tax in the state on January 1.

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04 Apr

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at recent reporting on minimum wage activity in Iowa, Maine, and Maryland.

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