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Amazon to charge sales tax in Georgia

ATLANTA — Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.

A company spokesman said there are no plans to build a warehouse or begin other operations in Georgia, as has followed such announcements in other states.

Last year, Georgia passed a law designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers. The law is expected to add $16 million annually to the state’s tax collections.

Judge denies Apple bid in e-book case

NEW YORK — A judge on Friday refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said she wasn’t ready to rule on the government’s suggested remedies to eliminate antitrust behavior.

She ruled last month that Apple had conspired with five major book publishers to spoil the $9.99 e-book price Amazon.com had established.


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