| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
WINDSOR — Amazon could soon deliver a new distribution center to Windsor, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and a substantial tax boon.
A town official said that the location on Day Hill Road is one of a few finalists, although developers called...
| Sep 13, 2013
A Lake County businessman has launched a patriotic e-commerce website, touting it as the largest collection of American-made products in the nation.
The website, MadeintheUSA.com, created by Don Buckner, lists nearly 1 million items for shoppers to...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:27 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday took a step toward forcing some online retailers to collect the state's sales tax on purchases in hopes of leveling the playing field for brick-and-mortar businesses that have to assess the tax....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses.
Three years later, Warby Parker has sold...
| Sep 7, 2013
Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland, Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online.
"I'm too particular about the fit,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Amazon leapt into fall with two big announcements Tuesday. What did the online retailer have to say? He're's a digested version, in 20 easy-to-understand points.
1. Amazon will launch a program called Kindle MatchBook in October.
2. With Kindle...
| Sep 1, 2013
London-based luxury e-tailer Farfetch.com has a concept that's "why didn't I think of that?" simple: a website that unites the selling power of some of the best independent luxury boutiques from around the globe, including A'Maree's in Newport Beach,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Today's Watchdog column briefly mentions a new national report and survey about the top issues people are complaining about and the most-common scams that consumer protection officials are seeing. Here's some more information from that report, including...
| Aug 19, 2013
THIS summer a made-for-TV movie about a tornado carrying man-eating sharks was a surprise hit in America. The preposterous plot of "Sharknado" may strike a chord with media bosses who have watched the internet ravage their business over the past decade....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Medifast, a maker of weight-loss food products in Owings Mills, said it will begin collecting sales and use taxes on all Internet sales where applicable starting in September.
The company said it was doing so as more state legislatures and revenue...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...