The Internet tax bill (Marketplace Fairness Act) passed a Senate vote 69 to 17 but faces a much...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Internet tax bill (Marketplace Fairness Act) passed a Senate vote 69 to 17 but faces a much bigger obstacle in the House where some members are expected to draw the line on what they call a tax increase. If the bill ultimately succeeds, retail analysts see a marginal benefit for the retailers that are hit the hardest by the "showrooming effect" - Best Buy (BBY -0.8%), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY +0.1%), and PetSmart (PETM +0.4%) come to mind - while pegging eBay (EBAY -0.3%) as a company that might have the most to lose.