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Business

The Latest: Small companies may have to charge sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Thousands of small companies may have to start charging sales tax to their out-of-state customers after a Supreme Court ruling that states can force...


Business

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. More than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule two, decades-old...


National Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percent

Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast,...


National

Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


Government

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his “Buckets of Money” retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to...


Government

White House proposes merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...


Government

The Latest: House immigration bill has $100 billion mistake

Congress Immigration-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 11:50 a.m. There’s an embarrassing, $100 billion oops in a House immigration bill. The Republican-written measure was supposed to give initial approval for $24.8 billion spread over the next five years for President...


Government

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Alzheimers Viruses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor...


Government

The Latest: Trump proposing to reorganize federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize the federal government. (All times local): 11:45 a.m. The Trump administration is proposing a major reorganization of the federal government. The plan includes merging the departments of education and labor, moving the...


Government

Trump to welcome Jordan's king to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the White House next week. The White House said Thursday that Abdullah and Queen Rania would visit on Monday. The statement said the allies will discuss “terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and...


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