| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Connecticut's tax-free Amazon shopping ends Friday.
The e-commerce giant begins collecting Connecticut's 6.35 percent sales tax as part of a settlement reached with state officials in February.
So, if you have that big-ticket Amazon item in your...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
While most of us were being squeaky-clean in our online activities, a rather dirty war recently broke out in cyberspace over the selling of dirty e-books on Amazon and elsewhere. The affair raises numerous issues of non-prurient interest.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What happens when you add 100,000 new patients to Connecticut's health care market but don't increase the number of physicians?
Delays in getting a doctor's appointment? A rush on elective surgeries? Better overall preventive care, leading to fewer...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The editors of the British website the Kernel bought a copy of the e-book "Naughty Daughter Abducted ... (taboo daddy daughter erotica)" on Amazon, and did not like what they saw.
"The book is a sick rape fantasy with language and details too graphic...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The naughty writers have struck back.
Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In 1998 when President Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially for...
| Sep 23, 2013
WITH a mouse click you can add Norman Rockwell's "Willie Gillis: Package from Home" to your Amazon shopping cart. But you will need boldness and a bulging bank account to proceed to checkout: it costs $4.85m. The oil painting went on sale in August,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey, who had been riding her...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Online retail sales are growing. Companies from Connecticut can sell all over the country and retailers in other states can sell in Connecticut without the cost of a storefront or a sales force. It is a very profitable marketplace offering choice and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A new online marketplace for health insurance in Connecticut is operational and will be ready to start serving customers when open enrollment begins Oct. 1, a spokesman said Thursday.
The Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, requires each...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It's not every day that a major corporation announces that it will bring 1,000 jobs to Baltimore City, so we have reason to cheer Amazon.com's decision to open a 1 million square foot distribution center here. Baltimore's official unemployment rate stands...