Amazon terminating these relationships may ultimately be no big loss for the company, but it surely doesn't make for good press.
Of course this issue isn't just relevant to Amazon. Overstock.com (OSTK - Get Report) is also going head-to-head with states, recently dumping its affiliate program in Illinois, which will end on May 1.
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--Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York.
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