Taking on Amazon.com 

Berkeley Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner wants the giant online retailers to stop cheating both California and independent booksellers.

Amazon.com is a goliath. Last year, the company posted revenues totaling $19.2 billion, an increase of 26 percent during a steep recession. Yet Amazon rips off the state of California each year by refusing to collect sales taxes on its transactions. That…

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