Jun 21, 2018

Do you think the Supreme Court shops online?

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We're asking because today a narrow majority ruled that online shoppers have to pay state sales tax, even if the business doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. We'll talk about what that means for companies like Wayfair, the…

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Online shoppers have to pay state sales tax, Supreme Court says

Jun 21, 2018
States and cities have long been saying that they have a right to profit from residents’ on line purchases.

German automakers are looking for a better trade deal

Jun 21, 2018
Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen are proposing to end tariffs on U.S.-imported cars.
Robots weld the bodies of Volkswagen Tiguans at the Volkswagen factory in 2012 in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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How Trump's immigration policy is hurting commerce at the border

Jun 21, 2018
A fluid border was key to a Texas town's economy, until it wasn't.
The Mexican border town of Matamoros is on the Rio Grande, across the U.S.-Mexico border near Brownsville, Texas.
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We’re asking because today a narrow majority ruled that online shoppers have to pay state sales tax, even if the business doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. We’ll talk about what that means for companies like Wayfair, the defendant in this case, and consumers. Then we’ll bring you the latest on gas prices for the summer. Plus: Brownsville, Texas, is just a 10-minute walk from Matamoros, a city in Tamaulipas, Mexico. As the Trump administration’s immigration policy causes tension nationally, Brownsville’s local economy feels its effects firsthand. We’ll hear from our reporter at the border.

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