Amazon just scored a major win in Seattle, and it shows HQ2 is already doing what it was likely designed to do (AMZN)

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Business Insider—AP/Elaine Thompson Seattle's city council voted for a new tax on large employers in the city in May, but it now looks ready to repeal the tax before it goes into effect. Amazon was a vocal critic of the so-called "head tax" and said it would halt construction on two towers in the city center if it went through. The quick about-face shows the power of Amazon and the advantages its HQ2 project is already offering the company. Amazon was a vocal opponent of Seattle's new "head tax" from the...

The Supreme Court just issued a major ruling on how online retailers can charge sales tax. Here's what it means for Amazon. (AMZN). The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in Wayfair vs. South Dakota on Thursday. The decision paves the way for states to collect sales tax on online purchases that cross state lines, even if the retailer does not have a physical presence in that particular state.  It likely won't have a big impact on Amazon, as the US' largest e-commerce retailer already charges sales tax in the 45 states that require it. The United States Supreme Court released a major decision about...