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Parcels from Amazon increase ahead of tax collection

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    Daniel Brendoff sorts boxes before loading them onto trucks for shipping at Amazon.com’s fulfillment Center in Fernley, Nevada on Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas the Fernley Center will process approximately 2 million orders.

It’s not exactly a Christmas holiday- level deluge, but the U.S. Postal Service is seeing a significant boost in the number of Amazon packages shipped to Hawaii in advance of the giant online retailer collecting the state’s general excise tax here starting Saturday. Read more

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