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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Overstock.Com
O.co, also known by its former name Overstock.com, is an online retailer headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, near Salt Lake City. it was a pioneering online seller of surplus merchandise which, upon its failure in 1999, was acquired by Patrick M. Byrne and re-launched as Overstock.com. - Source: Wikipedia
A Utah businessman has launched a national campaign to amend state constitutions to shield religious institutions from performing same-sex marriages.
Do you do at least some of your shopping online? If you're like most Americans, the answer is "yes." This leads to my next question: Would you like to pay more for the items you buy?
All eyes will be on Justice Elena Kagan on Monday, when the Supreme Court considers a copyright case that some fear could prevent people from reselling certain products they own such as the iPhone, as she may have the deciding vote.
In a battle over who should collect online sales tax, Overstock.com's chief said Thursday that Internet stores have an inherent right to collect fewer taxes than traditional retailers because they take up less space and don't use such city services as roads, schools, police and fire departments.
The debate on the pros and cons of off-shoring jobs mirrors a long-standing debate within the tech industry about the need to recruit foreign workers to fill jobs in the U.S.
Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday for an auction of goods assembled hodgepodge that had to be bought together on pallets.
More consumers are doing their holiday shopping online, but don't expect Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot to join them anytime soon.
Connecticut officials are not giving up on requiring Internet sellers to collect state sales taxes, despite signs from online retailer Amazon.com that it has no immediate plans to abide by the state's new Internet tax law.