Chicago is suing eBay and subsidiary StubHub over amusement taxes the city claims should have been collected on the sale of concert and sporting event tickets. StubHub has an office in Chicago, but it is not clear whether eBay has a "physical presence" in the city, according to an eBay spokesman.
U.K. supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and other food outlets will be graded based on hygiene inspections and asked to display the results on doors or windows. The new program, to be launched next year, will be supported by a consumer Web site.
While the rising cost of fuel is affecting everyone, it is creating a particularly tough situation for retailers. Tracy Mullin, CEO of the National Retail Federation, explains how some retailers try to minimize the impact of inflation and what they can do to educate the public about the situation.