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Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest online retailer, and discount Internet seller Overstock.com Inc. lost a challenge to New York's Internet sales tax law as the state's highest court rejected their arguments that it was unconstitutional.

Amazon, based in Seattle, and Overstock, based in Salt Lake City, sued the state's Department of Taxation and Finance separately in 2008, seeking to overturn a law requiring retailers to pay taxes if they solicit business in New York through a link to a website.

The companies argued that the law violated the Commerce Clause

Autonomic announced Thursday that it has opened its new headquarters in Armonk, N.Y. The new building is 8,000 square feet and is meant, the company said, to address the company's growing market share and increased demand for its Mirage Media Server.

Small appliance and housewares maker Lifetime Brands Inc. on Thursday posted a first-quarter profit, reversing a year-ago loss, helped by improvements in its U.S. wholesale business.

The company, whose brands include Farberware, KitchenAid and Cuisinart, said net income for the three months ended March 31 totaled $1.3 million, or 11 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $949 million, or 8 cents per share last year.

Revenue rose 19 percent to $109 million from $91.8 million last year.

Audiovox Electronics Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation, had added Bill Brown, a seasoned mobile electronics executive, to its Mobile Electronics Technical Support Team. Brown joins the company as Manager, Tech Services.

"Customer Support has always been one of the defining attributes of our retail and expeditor relationships and we believe we have the best Tech Support Team in the industry. That said, today’s announcement is further confirmation of our commitment to unparalleled service as we continue to dedicate resources and expand our group, even in a challenging economic climate," said Tom

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