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Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG. jpaone@napco.com

Rob Eby, vice president of purchasing for D&H Distributing, talks about this year’s Summer Mid-Atlantic Technology Show at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Pennsylvania. Held in mid-June, it featured around 100 vendors and boasted a 10 percent uptick in attendance.

RadioShack Corp., the electronics retailer that in February hired its fourth chief executive in three years, said it faces at least $5.8 million in claims for unpaid overtime in a Pennsylvania lawsuit.

David Verderame, an ex-manager, sued the chain last month in state court in Philadelphia on behalf of all Pennsylvania RadioShack workers, accusing the company of failing to pay overtime wages since April 2010. RadioShack had the case moved to U.S. District Court yesterday, saying its possible liability put the proposed class action under federal jurisdiction.

Tax-free online purchases will be curtailed in Pennsylvania starting next month, but activists pushing for a federal law say much more needs to be done to address the issue of tax-free Internet shopping, and the millions in sales tax that states are missing out on.

Pennsylvania alone would lose between $254 million and $410 million in uncollected revenues this year without legislative intervention, according to a 2011 study by Carnegie Mellon University professor Robert Strauss.

But starting Sept. 1, online retailers with a physical presence in the state will have to pay

Apple has more retail stores in Pennsylvania than in all of China - where it earns a fifth of its revenue - and a slow pace of expansion may cost the firm more than just sales.

Apple's six stores in China are routinely packed, and customers often wait in long lines for iPhone repairs. Scalpers are known to camp out to be first in line for new products, which they then resell for a tidy profit.

The California company is notoriously fastidious when it comes to its flagship stores, and has said

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