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Online sellers consider how to comply with sales tax ruling

Supreme Court Sales Tax Small Businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — While a Supreme Court ruling on sales taxes will create more obligations and expenses for many small online retailers, owners are already thinking about how they’ll comply. The decision allows states to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax from customers in other...


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Oklahoma City pays marketing costs for some nonstop flights

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has provided about $1.2 million in incentives over the past five years to airlines that provide nonstop flights to new destinations. The Oklahoman reports airlines that provide new nonstop flights on unserved routes can receive up to...


Business

Company plans Tulsa to Oklahoma City passenger rail service

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas-based company is seeking proposals from private rail carriers to provide passenger service between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The request for proposals by WATCO Companies of Pittsburg, Kansas, would create passenger rail service from downtown Tulsa through the cities of...


Business

A ghost army of the not-very-employed haunts Gulf rulers

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Show up, swipe in. The routine is familiar to office workers everywhere. In Kuwait, it proved too much to ask. The government was trying to trim a wage bill that eats up more than half its budget -- an outlandish share even by Gulf standards. Last year, it required public...


Business

Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan. The hospital’s computers read her vital signs and estimated a 9.3 percent chance she would die during her stay. Then came Google’s...


National Business

Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

Soccer AC Milan Ownership

MILAN (AP) — The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for “a medium- to...


Business

2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy

Britain Brexit Two Tribes

LONDON (AP) — While it’s still unclear what Brexit will look like when it happens next year, the decision to leave has already had a clear effect on the economy: households are poorer, companies are more cautious about investing, and the property market has cooled. In the two years since the vote...


Business

Facebook's battle against fake news now extends to Mexico

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife of the leading Mexican presidential candidate was the granddaughter of a Nazi ricocheted across Facebook and its messaging service, WhatsApp. The post, shared 8,000 times before it was disproved, was...


Business

BLM agrees to pay energy company $1.5M for canceled leases

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to pay SG Interests $1.5 million after the energy company sued over the cancellation of 18 oil and gas leases covering more than 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) in the Thompson Divide area in western Colorado. The...


Police & Fire

Prosecutors: Phony letter to judge sought leniency for Bountiful fraud convict

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A fired Bountiful bank manager who stole $565,000 and bought a house with the loot is now charged with writing a fake letter from his new employer urging lenience at his fraud sentencing.


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