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Amazon to start charging sales tax in Florida

 
In this November 2012 file photo, packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix.

Beginning on May 1, the Internet giant will collect sales taxes from Floridians who make purchases on Amazon.com. A lobbying group says this could add up to $80 million a year in revenue to the state.

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    Sustainatopia opens with focus on social entrepreneurship growth

    With impact investing expected to grow into a $1 trillion segment of the financial market by 2020, the social entrepreneur is no mere fluke, Calvert Foundation CEO Jenn Pryce said Wednesday at the opening of the 5th annual Sustainatopia conference in Miami Beach.

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    Intermedix buys New Zealand company

    Intermedix Corp. of Fort Lauderdale announced Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Optima Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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