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Texas Governor Defends Amazon

Texas governor Rick Perry told The Washington Examiner that he disagreed with his state’s comptroller decision to seek $269 million in sales tax from the online retailer. He also urged the state legislature to defend Amazon.

Here’s a quote, from the article: “Hopefully someone will be able to craft some legislation — and actually do it — before Amazon walks out the door. Texas should be a bastion for businesses not one where they’re sitting there going ‘we’d rather go over to go to Oklahoma where we could get a better deal.’”

Last week Amazon decided to close an Irving, Texas distribution center and cancel plans to build more business in Texas. This morning, Barnes & Noble wrote an open letter to Amazon affiliates, encouraging them “to join the Barnes & Noble affiliate family.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.