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F.C.C. Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Worries Small Businesses

The regulations, established by the F.C.C. in 2015, have heavyweights on both sides of the debate. Internet giants like Google and Amazon say that net neutrality preserves free speech; telecom titans like AT&T and Verizon warn that the existing rules put a chokehold on free-market commerce. In a blog post …

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Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants

The India program is quite lucrative for Amazon’s bottom line. A merchant who chooses the full array of Amazon services, including buying advertising and contracting with the company to store and deliver the products from Amazon’s American warehouses, typically hands over about one-third of the item’s sale price in fees …

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First-time buyers WILL benefit from Hammond’s stamp duty changes | City & Business | Finance

On Wednesday, Philip Hammond announced in his budget that first-time buyers would no longer have to pay the tax if buying a house worth up to £300,000. Houses priced between £300,000 and £500,000 will also receive a partial discount.  The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said under the new rule …

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Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

In addition, the tax plans would increase the time it took homeowners to qualify for an exclusion from capital gains taxes owed when they eventually sold their homes. That would most likely reduce transaction volume — the bread and butter of agent commissions — by encouraging people to wait longer …

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Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse

So, too, may more information about our choices, according to a 2008 study, “The Blissful Ignorance Effect: Pre‐ versus Post‐Action Effects on Outcome Expectancies Arising From Precise and Vague Information,” published in The Journal of Consumer Research. Researchers found that the less knowledge consumers had about something before a purchase, …

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DealBook Briefing: ‘Antitrust Is Law Enforcement, Not Regulation’

Our colleague Cecilia Kang was on hand for Mr. Delrahim’s speech, delivered at the American Bar Association’s Fall Forum. Here are the parts of the speech she found most important: Delrahim references Vertical Deal Approvals with Behavioral Remedies that have been criticized: Comcast/NBCU, Google/ITA, LiveNation/Ticketmaster — CeciliaKang (@ceciliakang) Nov. 16, …

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GBP/EUR exchange rate: Pound near 7-year low as full Brexit’ is confirmed | City & Business | Finance

Both ministers have stated that there will be a transitional period at the end of Brexit, but that once it is over, the UK will be conclusively ‘out’. On the other side of the pairing, the euro has only made marginal gains due to disappointing Eurozone data. Industrial production slowed …

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