The Commerce Department says e-commerce retail sales totaled $44B during Q4, up from $38B a year...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Commerce Department says e-commerce retail sales totaled $44B during Q4, up from $38B a year earlier - great news for online retailers, but not for state governments since most of those online purchases didn’t have any sales tax attached to them. With states facing severe budget strains, look for more of them to try to find a way to tap into that cash.