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Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles

Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles

by Kristi Streiffert In our small mountain town of Durango, CO, the community search and rescue and the local outdoor gear shops share a life-saving, symbiotic relationship. The rescuers need outdoor gear to do their volunteer work, which the outdoor shops donate or...
The Internet and a Level Retail Playing Field

The Internet and a Level Retail Playing Field

End the Tax Favoritism Hurting Storefront Retailers and Communities Below is a sourced version of our letter published in the Wall Street Journal (paywall) on March 4, 2016 It’s great to see states refusing to let Congress’s inaction prevent desperately needed reform...
Amazon to Open Hundreds of Actual Bookstores?

Amazon to Open Hundreds of Actual Bookstores?

Just two months after Amazon.com Inc. opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore, the corporation has plans to open hundreds more, according to Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties. His company operates about 120 shopping malls across 40...
Pigs Fly, Amazon.com Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstore

Pigs Fly, Amazon.com Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstore

We follow the actions of Amazon.com closely, and we’ve watched as the corporation branches into ever more realms of business in its quest for perpetual growth.  And though they’ve gone under the radar of most people, we knew Amazon has experimented with physical...

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