Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

For online retailers, few issues are as confusing and cumbersome as understanding sales tax obligations in various states. Most companies either try to find an automated solution or stick their heads in the sand and hope for the best.

The baby bison picture that went viral during the weekend and into Tuesday breaks every animal lover’s heart — possibly even the hearts of the tourists whose actions killed the animal. As the spotlight on the bison calf’s fate of being shunned by other bison due to excessive human attention and, therefore, needing to be euthanized gains steam, travel marketers may be concerned that the next victim will be tourism.

Congratulations! Mazeltov! Happy Wedding! There are all kinds of ways for travel, hospitality and more marketers to be welcome at nuptial celebrations, and same-sex marriages seem no different. That's even truer now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear cases from Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. On Monday, the court declined to hear arguments from those states that were opposed to the marriages, in effect bringing the total of states allowing same-sex nuptials to 24.

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