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[$$] US Supreme Court ruling delivers blow to ecommerce retailers

Barney Jopson in Washington and Jessica Dye in New York

Brick-and-mortar retailers secured a big win over online rivals on Thursday as the US Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had enabled many ecommerce retailers to avoid collecting sales tax from customers. In a case with profound implications for the consumer economy, the justices ruled by 5 to 4