Amazon http://michiganradio.org en Amazon: Ann Arbor ranks in top 10 most well-read cities http://michiganradio.org/post/amazon-ann-arbor-ranks-top-10-most-well-read-cities <p>It's finally summertime – time to relax on that lawn chair out in the sunshine and read a good book.&nbsp;</p><p>Amazon.com has published its fourth annual list of the most well-read cities in America, and Ann Arbor is ranked sixth.</p><p>The ranking is determined by compiling sales data of all books, magazines, and newspapers, &nbsp;published in print or online.&nbsp;</p><p>At the top of the list is Alexandria, Virginia, followed by Miami, Florida and Knoxville, Tennessee. Ann Arbor is followed by other college towns, like Berkeley, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:55:08 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17672 at http://michiganradio.org Amazon: Ann Arbor ranks in top 10 most well-read cities Michigan losing $242M in untaxed online sales http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-losing-242m-untaxed-online-sales <p>Michigan&#39;s Treasury Department says the state will lose about $242 million in tax revenue from Amazon and other online retailers.<br /><br />States have trouble collecting sales taxes from sellers that don&#39;t have a physical presence within their borders. Amazon owns Grand-Haven-based audio book publisher Brilliance Audio, but Treasury spokesman Terry Stanton says Michigan considers it a separate entity.<br /> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:38:14 +0000 The Associated Press 8277 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan losing $242M in untaxed online sales Online shoppers shifting focus http://michiganradio.org/post/online-shoppers-shifting-focus <p>An Ann Arbor-based consumer research firm says there&rsquo;s been a shift in people&rsquo;s&nbsp;online shopping habits.&nbsp;</p><p>Ann Arbor-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foreseeresults.com/news-events/press-releases/us-e-retailer-winners-and-losers-holiday-season-2011-foresee.shtml">ForeSee</a> asked more than eight thousand online shoppers about their satisfaction levels with 40 of the nation&rsquo;s top web retailers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ForeSee released its 7<sup>th</sup> annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:55:45 +0000 Steve Carmody 5574 at http://michiganradio.org Online shoppers shifting focus