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Shuttered Iowa ethanol plant settles tax incentive deal

Oct. 20, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s economic development arm and a shuttered ethanol plant at Emmetsburg that had promised to produce millions of gallons from crop waste have reached a settlement that lets the company off the hook for millions of dollars in tax incentives. The Iowa Economic Development...

Longtime auto parts maker TOPY finishes Frankfort expansion

Oct. 20, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A car parts manufacturer has completed a $38 million expansion at its Frankfort facility. Topy America Inc. makes steel wheels for passenger cars and light trucks. The expansion at its 500,000-square foot facility included a new automated steel wheel assembly line, an additional...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

New Hampshire brings income tax dispute to Supreme Court

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Massachusetts from collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 New Hampshire residents who are employed by Massachusetts companies but have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. “Massachusetts cannot...

FILE - In this April 29, 2020, file photo, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb prepares to host a virtual media briefing in the Governor's Office at the Statehouse to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana, in Indianapolis. Gov. Holcomb's statewide mask mandate and six months of other coronavirus restrictions has stirred discontent among conservatives, complicating his front-runner campaign against underfunded Democratic challenger Woody Myers. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Indiana governor attacked from both sides over virus actions

Oct. 17, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb hears lots of criticism over how he’s led Indiana during the coronavirus pandemic over the past seven months. The two challengers to Holcomb’s reelection bid split on whether he’s been too passive in attacking the virus spread or that...

Hospital puts brakes on some procedures as virus cases climb

Oct. 16, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A hospital in southeast Kansas is putting the brakes on some procedures as coronavirus cases continue to climb steadily statewide and the positivity rate tops 17%. Randy Cason, President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, said this week in a statement that the plan to...

New Hampshire to challenge Massachusetts income tax decision

Oct. 16, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The governor of New Hampshire on Friday promised a legal challenge to a decision by neighboring Massachusetts to continue taxing New Hampshire residents who normally work in Massachusetts but who have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. New Hampshire Gov. Chris...

Acadiana teachers to get bonus check

Oct. 16, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Teachers in a Louisiana school district are getting a bonus check thanks to extra sales tax collections. The Lafayette Parish School Board approved the annual “14th check” for teachers Wednesday, opting to give each qualifying employee a roughly $1,850 bonus check this...

Tobacco tax and campaign contributions on Oregon's ballot

Oct. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two measures the Oregon Legislature placed on the Nov. 3 ballot for Oregonians to vote on include limiting campaign contributions and increasing tax on cigarettes, as well as creating a tax on electronic cigarettes. Both have received widespread and bipartisan support, which proponents...

Beach umbrellas are separated in back of a sign urging social distancing on the sand Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

COVID-19 uncertainty continues throughout SC economy

Oct. 15, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There are a few bits of good news in South Carolina's economy as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into more months, but economists told the officials responsible for predicting how much the state will collect in taxes and fees they can't guarantee the economy has turned the corner. The...