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A group of U.S. Senators have re-introduced last year’s Internet sales tax bill, this time pairing it with a different piece of Internet legislation that already has been passed by the House. 
Daryl Wickstrom is now the international managing director of the worldwide jewelry and watch divisions at Sotheby’s, where he will work with the auction house’s specialist teams to expand activity and grow sales in these departments. 
The Home Depot has started carrying MakerBot desktop 3-D printers at 12 of its stores across California, Illinois, and New York as part of a new pilot program. 
Cartier has filed a lawsuit against its former director of off-line advertising, claiming she asked a co-worker to download confidential information about advertising plans and then tried to entice that same employee to follow her to competitor Tiffany & Co. 
Nordstrom Inc. announced Thursday that it will close its underperforming full-line store in Orlando when the lease runs out next month, as the company’s focus remains on its Rack off-price division. 
The final gavel seemingly has dropped for Bidz.com Inc., which once sold millions of dollars in fine jewelry a year via its live online auction format but has struggled financially the last several years. 
Same-store sales in Michael Hill’s U.S. stores rose 6 percent year-over-year while total revenue fell slightly due to the company closing a store in June of last year. 
Bill Brand has been appointed president of HSN, effective immediately, and also will retain his roles as chief marketing officer and executive officer at HSNi.
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