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What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Supreme Court Sales Tax

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases that come from states where they don’t have any shops, offices or warehouses. Before...


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US stocks skid as industrials, automakers, tech trade lower

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Car makers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which could reduce company spending and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for the eighth day in a row. While investors generally don’t expect a...


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Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss' land deal

Interior Secretary Halliburton

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency. A foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola, has been...


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Legislative committee approves plans for PawSox stadium

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers are moving closer to passing legislation that would help the Pawtucket Red Sox build a new ballpark in the city. A committee approved the bill Thursday. The full House may vote later Thursday night. Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (mat-ee-EL‘-oh) wants...


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Government's key witness testifies at Buffalo Billion trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s prized cooperator at a corruption trial that grew from an ambitious New York state redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion began his testimony Thursday, describing how a developer and a key player in the project forged a solid relationship after bonding...


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Feds: Man smuggled anti-submarine warfare devices to China

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese national has been charged with conspiring with a Chinese military research institute to illegally export U.S. goods used in anti-submarine warfare to China. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Shuren Qin, who lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was arrested...


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Tennessee senators oppose Trump plan to sell utility assets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Senators from Tennessee are opposing part of President Donald Trump’s reorganization plan that revisits possibly selling the transmission assets of the nation’s largest public utility. Sen. Lamar Alexander called the proposed Tennessee Valley Authority sell-off a “looney...


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Hotel deal uniting Trump's company and Kushner Cos. is over

Trump-Kushner Hotels

NEW YORK (AP) — A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner’s family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over. The president’s company is no longer managing a Kushner-owned hotel in Livingston and talks to strike a similar deal for a hotel in Long Branch have ended, a...


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Melania Trump shocked with her Zara jacket - but statement clothing is in vogue

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Just as the controversy of her husband’s immigration policies had begun to cool off, First Lady Melania Trump touched off a new backlash. As she boarded a plane to visit immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border, a message blared from her...


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Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species. The suit comes more than a...


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