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AZUZ: When a company is making a profit, it`s said to be in the black. That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout Extra Credit."
AZUZ: And that`s why the day after Thanksgiving is sometimes called Black Friday. It`s the start of the holiday shopping season. And it`s the times when stores are hoping to make enough sales to put themselves in the black. The deals that stores offer on Black Friday, sometimes lead to scenes like this. Shoppers flooding in, sometimes fighting over stuff. But industry analysts say Black Friday sales were lower this year than last year, significantly down more than 13 percent. Some of that might have been because stores opened on Thanksgiving Day, it also might have something to do with Cyber Monday: same idea, but different day, and it`s online. And this year, it was huge. Cyber Monday sales were up more than 20 percent over last year. Shopping on mobile devices made up the biggest part of that. But a big change could be coming the online shopping, thanks to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Monday was the biggest online shopping day ever. The very same day the Supreme Court decided it would not hear a case regarding something that affects all - everybody shops online - sales taxes and you should be paying those sales taxes. In other words, folks, it was probably the Cyber Monday without sales tax for millions. It`s the biggest issue in retail. States want tax revenue. Online retailers want tax free shopping. Brick and mortar retailers want the online guys to have the same rules as the stores. Shoppers, we were all lured online by no tax in the first place, and now the Supreme Court has punted on this. States lose about 23 billion a year in uncollected sales tax. So, the states want to find ways to get that tax revenue from Web retailers. The Supreme Court decided not to get involved in appeals from Amazon.com and Overstock.com. The court let standard ruling from a New York court, requiring that Internet retailers collect sales taxes even if they have no physical presence in the state. This effectively ends tax free online shopping for many people, and it gets other states thinking about how they can bring in more tax dollars to ...
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