NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Tuesday, April 23.
Exxon makes 'significant' progress in Arkansas, but concerns linger
ExxonMobil Pipeline made "significant" progress on oil cleanup operations last week and will shift its focus to remediation of the area affected by the pipeline rupture. The company acknowledged that some residents in Mayflower, Ark., have concerns about short-term out-of-pocket costs related to being evacuated from their homes. The pipeline subsidiary of Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp., which has a significant presence in Houston, has agreed to honor all valid claims against it and has even considered buying out homes.
Furloughs cause airport delays
Flight delays are here. Just like the government warned a few months ago, air travelers have started experiencing late flights caused by forced federal spending cuts. On Monday, airports in New York, Newark and Orlando were experiencing delays, because fewer air traffic controllers reported for duty as they were forced to take unpaid time off, according to unions and the flight tracking website FlightAware. Furloughs kicked in on Sunday for 47,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers, including 15,000 air traffic controllers.
Internet sales tax: What you need to know
Many online purchases could soon be more expensive, if a long-debated Internet sales tax law advances through Congress. The law would allow 45 states and the District of Columbia to demand that online retailers collect sales tax on purchases. Estimates are that consumers would be spending between $12 billion to $23 billion more a year due to the increased tax collection. Here's what you need to know about the current law on online purchase and what would happen under the legislation: When is an Internet retailer required to collect sales tax under current law? Essentially states can only demand that online retailers that have a physical presence in their states -- such as a store, a warehouse or a factory -- collect sales taxes on purchases by residents of that state.
App lets you order pizza and play video games
Call it the ultimate multi-task for any Millennial: order a pizza and play a video game - essentially at the same time. On Tuesday, Pizza Hut and Xbox LIVE maker Microsoft will announce plans to introduce a game-changing ordering app that allows gamers to purchase physical goods - in this case, anything on the Pizza Hut menu - right from the gaming counsel. Just pause the game, and order. For Pizza Hut, it's about reaching out to its hard-to-reach target - young men 18 to 24 - where they live and play.