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February 22, 2010 12:30 PM

Commentary: Amazon, big oil want to avoid California's taxes

The oil industry is so last century, with its pumps, spills and exhaust. Amazon.com couldn't be more 21st century, with its cool technology that instantly delivers electronic books on sleek devices, at a discount. Images aside, there is not a dime's worth of difference between the two when it comes to taxation. They aggressively fend off any effort to impose taxes on them, and they win.

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