WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people. That's why making big changes to
Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff Bezos is surely "cursing the sky" after Walmart (WMT) posted killer e-commerce growth in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, said Eric Schiffer, CEO of online marketing agency DigitalMarketing.com. Walmart said its sales from e-commerce gained a whopping 29%, helped by the $3.3 billion September acquisition of Jet.com, led by founder and CEO Marc Lore. Lore also founded Quidsi, the company behind Diapers.com and Soap.com, which was bought by Amazon in 2010 for $550 million. Lore stayed with Quidsi for roughly two years while under Amazon's control. "I think Amazon letting Marc go was the biggest mistake in history since Caesar let Mark Antony go to Egypt to be with Cleopatra,"
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