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Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1B through August

Oct. 18, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado reports shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million. The Denver Post reports the state Department of Revenue report indicates medical and recreational marijuana sales are on track to...

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held....

4 tax breaks for teachers

Oct. 18, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers' tax bills. 1. Educator Expense...

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

Oct. 17, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the...

AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

Oct. 17, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is considered a favorite to become South Dakota's first female governor after she easily won the deep red state's June Republican primary. But Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy who was paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, has...

Trump calls O'Rourke 'a flake' after his 'Lyin' Ted' remark

Oct. 17, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke names ahead of a trip to Texas to stump for O'Rourke's Republican opponent, incumbent Ted Cruz. Trump tweeted Wednesday "Beto is a flake" and that Cruz "has done so much for Texas," including creating jobs and...

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

Oct. 17, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched. During...

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct. 16, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained...

Business Highlights

Oct. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

___ Stocks surge, recovering some recent losses; Dow climbs 547 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped...

Kansas governor's race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A contentious Kansas governor's race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry, what lessons arose from the budget misery that followed and whether the state needs a do-over. Democratic nominee Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator,...