Bloomberg by the Numbers: $23 Billion

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A Wal-Mart in San Jose, Calif.

That’s how much money state governments could reap in additional sales tax revenue if Congress agrees to let them tax out-of-state retailers, Bloomberg News’ Richard Rubin reports.

While the Senate is expected to vote today on the measure, the House is moving much more slowly despite pressure from retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., who say they’re losing business to online competitors because their consumers aren’t charged sales taxes.

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