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Amazon.com To Charge Taxes In Florida
Another one bites the dust. Now it's Florida residents who are next in line for having to pay Amazon.com taxes on online purchases. The company confirms Amazon will start collecting Florida's 6-percent sales tax on May 1. The move comes after a decision by Amazon to build a pair of distribution centers in Florida. Florida residents — like all others — are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases. But there's no way to enforce the law. Now that Amazon has a physical presence in the state, the state can now force the company to collect the taxes. The company has reached similar agreements regarding warehouses and payment of sales taxes in several other states.


Canadian Teen Charged In Tax Data Swipe
Police in Canada have charged a 19-year-old man in the loss of taxpayer data from the nation's tax agency. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his home on Tuesday. He's charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data. A search of the home turned up some computer equipment, which ended up being seized. The Canada Revenue Agency was forced to shut down its publicly accessible Web site last week as the world learned about the Heartbleed computer bug. The Canadian taxing agency says 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised as a result.

Heartbleed Advice
Got heartburn over Heartbleed? One of the companies famous for protecting computers from such icky stuff is offering a series of tips to help you copy. McAfee has an online site that answers questions about the security glitch — as well as providing guidance on what to do to protect yourself from it. The site also has a checker tool so you can see whether your computer might be affected. Online: MacAfee Heartbleed site: http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/what-is-heartbleed?cid146328

Neil Young's Pono Music
Neil Young calls it Pono Music. And some people who have been asked to contribute to help get it to market are calling it something else: a good idea. The veteran rock star has raised more than $6 million through Kickstarter to get seed money for PonoMusic. The portable music player will be offered along with an online music store. Young promises it will have higher quality audio than any other site because it doesn't involve compressed audio. The PonoMusic player will cost $399 when it's rolled out in October. The name Pono that Young uses comes from a Hawaiian word that means "righteous."



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Amazon.com To Charge Taxes In Florida
Another one bites the dust.
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Workplace Pot
One of Colorado's biggest marijuana businesses -- isn't high on pot on the job.
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Amy Poehler And Will Arnett Divorcing
They've been separated for more than a year and a half.
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Ac/DC's Malcolm Young Takes Leave From Band
AC/DC acknowledge guitarist Malcolm Young is sick but they are not breaking up.
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