WASHINGTON (FNS) -- E-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 1999 totaled $5.3 billion -- 0.64% of total retail sales, according to the Commerce Department's first-ever e-sales report. "Obviously, as a percent of all retail sales it was small, but e-tailing has come of age," Commerce Secretary William Daley said at a press conference. "Its impact on what consumers know about what they can buy or what they should pay goes far beyond today's percentage." The government's monthly reports ...

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