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In this July 30, 2018, photo, Paul Whiterock smells marijuana for sale at 420 Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of adult-use marijuana sales has exceeded their expectations. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2018 - 8:36 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. Numbers from June are still outstanding but are...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Amazon is facing criticism after its British tax bill fell despite a big jump in sales and profits. Records show Amazon U.K. Services Ltd. faced a 2017 tax bill of 4.6 million pounds ($6 million) but paid 1.7 million pounds ($2.2 million), deferring the rest. Its pre-tax profits for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of tasteful technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two mavericks...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of tasteful technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two mavericks...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, honoree Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, arrives at the 2015 Silver Circle Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS will report second quarter earnings on Thursday, July 2, 2018, as turmoil swirls around the media company. It faces an investigation of its CEO and is in the middle of a lawsuit against its parent company as the all-important fall TV season approaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter net income from the tax overhaul and higher fees from affiliates and subscribers, as turmoil swirls around the media company ahead of the important fall TV season. CEO Les Moonves is facing an investigation after the New Yorker...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, production workers stack newspapers onto a cart at the Janesville Gazette Printing & Distribution plant in Janesville, Wis. The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The tariffs unveiled Thursday, Aug. 2, are mostly lower than those originally announced earlier this year but would still impose an anti-dumping border tax as high as 16.88 percent. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The revised tariffs unveiled Thursday are mostly lower than those originally imposed earlier this year. But they would still hit the paper...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidates from left: former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer; entrepreneur Shri Thanedar; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit's former health director. Corporate donations have become a central issue in the Michigan Democratic contest for governor as the three candidates try to woo progressive voters ahead of the Aug. 7 primary. (AP Photo/File)
August 02, 2018 - 12:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Corporate donations have become a central issue in the Michigan Democratic contest for governor as the three candidates try to woo progressive voters ahead of the Aug. 7 primary. The state bans corporations from giving money directly to candidates but Democratic hopefuls Shri...
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A firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 02, 2018 - 8:33 am
UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday. Following years of drought and a summer of record-...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese actress Fan has disappeared from social media amid rumors she is the target of a tax evasion investigation and that she, her brother and boyfriend have been barred from leaving China. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 01, 2018 - 11:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation. Fan, 36, usually maintains a prominent presence on China's main microblogging service Weibo, where she has more than 62 million...
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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions witnesses as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday approved a catch-all spending bill that funds a wide swath of government programs, from Interior and environment to agriculture, transportation, housing, Treasury and federal courts. The $154.2 billion measure combines four spending bills into one and...
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