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Businesses need help with labyrinth of state, local laws

Nov. 20, 2019 11:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When American Rhino, a retailer inside Boston’s Faneuil Hall, expanded to an unused space on the landmark building’s second floor, the company discovered the labyrinth that is local laws and ordinances. “There were lots of twists and turns — you really...

Walmart Inc. sues 32 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills

Nov. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado in a bid to reduce its tax bills. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’ assets and determining the items’ value. Authorities say Walmart...

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

Nov. 13, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people, the utility and attorneys announced Wednesday....

McConnell: Bevin 'had a good 4 years,' but likely lost

Nov. 11, 2019 2:38 PM EST

GHENT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin "had a good four years," but he says a review of Bevin's narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome. Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. A re-canvass of votes...

How ZIP codes determine the quality of a child's education

Nov. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students at Allentown's Harrison-Morton Middle School look forward to hearing the squeaky wheels of the technology cart approaching their classroom, though the iPads they hold may not be the latest models and time with them is limited. A luxury in Allentown schools, such technology...

Pro athletes, players unions, sue over Pittsburgh 'jock tax'

Nov. 8, 2019 11:24 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Current and former professional athletes and players' unions have sued Pittsburgh over a tax levied on visiting pro athletes. At issue are so-called "jock taxes" typically levied on professional athletes who work for short periods of time in cities. The Pittsburgh lawsuit argues the city...

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Nov. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time in...

Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York...

After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

Nov. 1, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the first few months after the new federal tax law went into effect, Florida saw jumps in new residents moving from Connecticut and Massachusetts. There were smaller year-over-year increases in new Florida residents from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but no jump from New York...

Trump changes primary residence from New York to Florida

Oct. 31, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence after he leaves the White House, rather than returning to Trump Tower in New York. Trump tweeted late Thursday that he cherished New York. But he added that "despite the fact that I pay millions of...