BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.
The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
BATON ROUGE - You may not be charged tax when online shopping, but that doesn't mean your purchases are tax-free.
Web retailers like Amazon.com aren't required to collect sales tax in states like Louisiana because there's no 'brick-and-mortar' store in the state, but Louisiana still requires consumers to pay... more »
NEW YORK - Cyber Monday appears on track to becoming the biggest online shopping day ever, and web traffic isn't expected to peak for another several hours. IBM Benchmark says, as of noon Eastern time, sales were up more than 24 percent compared with last year. And ComScore says nearly... more »
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The Associated Press obtained a draft of the order. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by... more »
WASHINGTON- The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage. The bill fell short Thursday of the votes needed to move it forward before Congress takes a monthlong break. The measure would have established a... more »
LONDON - British police say they are searching the computer seized from a 19-year-old suspected hacker for links to a cyber attack on Sony.
The Metropolitan Police would not say if the suspect was tied to the Lulz Security hacking collective, which has claimed responsibility for recent high-profile attacks,... more »