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SCOTUS Overturns Quill: States Can Tax Online Sales

SCOTUS Overturns Quill: States Can Tax Online Sales | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the state and local tax world which overturns precedent going back to 1992. The decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, No.17-494 (June 21, 2018), means that state and local taxing jurisdictions throughout the country can now compel online sellers to collect sales tax for sales made to customers in that particular state or local jurisdiction, even if the seller does not have a presence there.

The Court clarified that nexus is required to compel sales tax collection, but the required level of nexus will no longer be based on a physical presence test as articulated in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992). Quill stood for the proposition that a seller cannot be compelled to collect a state’s sales tax absent having physical presence in the taxing state.

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U.S. provides aid worth $320 million a year to Mexico; experts say yanking it could hurt

U.S. provides aid worth $320 million a year to Mexico; experts say yanking it could hurt | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

According to the U. S. Agency for International Development, roughly a dozen agencies directed roughly $1.6 billion overall in aid to Mexico from 2011 to 2015, the most recent year for which complete data is available.

The State Department, Defense Department and USAID provided the largest amounts, accounting for 95% of the $338 million in aid in 2015. The remainder included much smaller slivers from the departments of Energy, Labor, Interior, and Health and Human Services, and the Peace Corps, among others.

Law enforcement and counter-narcotics initiatives accounted for $260 million, while support for justice and legal reforms added up to roughly $10 million, and military aid accounting for another $10 million. The other aid initiatives in 2015 include:

 

• $5.7 million for a program to improve the competitiveness of Mexican businesses and to improve “environmental policy management to mitigate climate change and preserve Mexican biodiversity.”

• $4.4 million to help with implementation of programs to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

• $ 4 million to support Mexican-led efforts to develop and implement a low-emissions development strategy.

• $4 million for crime and violence prevention.

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When Foreigners Take Over US Media

When Foreigners Take Over US Media | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A late 2016 decision by the United States Federal Communications Commission, which is the federal agency charged with regulating the nation’s radio and television broadcas
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Sen. Jackson and Dr. Hutchinson Receive Women of Achievement Awards | Edhat

Sen. Jackson and Dr. Hutchinson Receive Women of Achievement Awards | Edhat | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The 11th Annual Women of Achievement Awards honored Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Dr. Carrie Hutchinson as “Courageous Communicators” through their work addressing issues of social justice.

The local chapter of the Association of Women in Communications (AWC) held the luncheon last Friday, June 8, at El Paseo Restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara. 

AWC member and columnist for the Independent, Starshine Roshell, emceed the event that strives to empower women to attain greater outcomes by acknowledging exemplary women leaders in communications fields. The organization states the "Women of Achievement Award recipients serve as inspirational role models for those wanting to further their careers in journalism, public speaking, writing, public relations and related disciplines."

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Bloodied American Held in Vietnam Could be Released Soon. Family Frustrated

Bloodied American Held in Vietnam Could be Released Soon. Family Frustrated | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Friends and family of William Nguyen, the Vietnamese American last seen taken away bloodied by police during a protest in Vietnam, are criticizing the State Department for not doing more…
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Roberts: Holly Davis deserves her day in court for killing Yue Jiang

Roberts: Holly Davis deserves her day in court for killing Yue Jiang | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Laurie Roberts: The family of a 19-year-old murdered ASU student is asking that a judge tear up a plea bargain that will allow her killer to someday walk free.

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Arizona woman sentenced to 25 years for road-rage killing of ASU student

Arizona woman sentenced to 25 years for road-rage killing of ASU student | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
An Arizona woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the road-rage shooting death of an Arizona State University student.
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Real Estate Journal: Development amid constant evolution in Boca Raton

Real Estate Journal: Development amid constant evolution in Boca Raton | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Boca Raton’s development pattern mimics that of much of South Florida. As land grows scarce, developers are looking back east for infill, rezoning and redevelopment to meet the city’s changing needs.

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Concerns as Vietnam ponders new cybersecurity law

Concerns as Vietnam ponders new cybersecurity law | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
VIETNAM, a country with about 93 million people of whom, 50 million are on Facebook and 64 million access the internet at least once every month, is looking to implement a new cybersecurity law.
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Dr. Mai Khanh Tran – A Uniquely American Story 

Dr. Mai Khanh Tran – A Uniquely American Story  | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

When I was 9-years old, a U.S. Marine carried me off the tarmac in San Francisco and ushered me into my new homeland. He was the first American I ever met.

It was 1975, and I couldn’t thank him because I didn’t speak a word of English. Several months earlier, my dad had dropped my three siblings and me off at an orphanage in Saigon just before the city fell. None of us knew if we’d ever see each other again. I didn’t know it then, but my father’s selfless act of love gave us all a shot at freedom and a better life.

Miraculously, my parents were able to escape our war-torn country, and my family was reunited in rural Oregon later that year. We became farmworkers, picking berries alongside hundreds of other migrant families. A bus would pick us up in town early each morning to bring us to the fields, then drop us back off at night, tired, sore, and covered in dirt. To make ends meet, my parents rented out our only bedroom to a stranger, while the rest of us crammed into our living room and kitchen.

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​Police arrest major producer of ecstasy in Ho Chi Minh City

​Police arrest major producer of ecstasy in Ho Chi Minh City | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
He has made over 4,000 pills of ecstasy 
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Two of us: Penfriends brought together by the Vietnam war are reunited after 34 years

Two of us: Penfriends brought together by the Vietnam war are reunited after 34 years | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Nadine Taylor and Tien Nguyen bonded over the Beatles when they began to write to each other in 1964.
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Illinois Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment — 36 Years After the Deadline

Illinois Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment — 36 Years After the Deadline | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

 Illinois on Wednesday became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, putting the country only one state away from a landmark change to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing equal rights for women.

The historic passage was nearly half a century in the making, and came 38 years after supporters staged hunger strikes and floor sit-ins in a futile attempt to persuade the Illinois Legislature to OK the proposal by what was a congressionally set deadline.

The Illinois House approved the amendment 72-45 Wednesday. The Senate approved it 43-12 in April.

Rep. Lou Lang, the Skokie Democrat who sponsored the proposal, called the vote a historic moment for lawmakers to make a difference for women across the nation.

“Is the Illinois House for or against adding 161 million American citizens to the U.S. Constitution where they absolutely belong?” he asked prior to the vote. “A ‘no’ vote is a vote against the right of women in the United States of America.”

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The Association for Women in Communications South FL. to Honor Make-A-Wish Southern Florida on Tuesday, June 26 at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort.: Association for Women in Communications South Florida

The Association for Women in Communications South FL. to Honor Make-A-Wish Southern Florida on Tuesday, June 26 at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort.: Association for Women in Communications South Florida | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The Association for Women in Communications South Fl. (AWCSF) hosts a Meetup for a Cause last Tuesday of every month at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort. On Tuesday, June 26th from 5:30PM-8PM AWCSF will honor and recognize Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, a 501 non-profit organization that has enriched the lives of local children with critical illnesses through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

 

AWCSF wants to contribute to their efforts by kindly asking all attendees to bring to the Meetup unwrapped toys to be used as part of “first gifts” during the initial meeting with wish children and at wish presentation parties.

 

New unwrapped toys for children ages 2 ½ – 18.

*New toys for boys such –sports related , superhero figures, small toys that light up

*New toys for girls such as-jewelry making kits, nail polish/ craft kits, and anything princess related.

*New kid friendly DVDs –family friendly movies .*Any Disney related items –autograph books, etc.

*Travel Games /travel activity books- word puzzle books, writing journals; crayons, coloring books / small hand held games

*Travel Supplies-beach towels, hats, visors, or sunglassesFamily board games.

*Cash or Check Donation.

 

 

Boca Raton Resort is a private club. **RSVP IS REQUIRED** Please use Eventbrite link to RSVP and to be added to the guest list.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awcsf-june-meetup-honoring-make-a-wish-southern-florida-tickets-46659199923

AWCSF encourage everyone's prompt arrival to enjoy the breathtaking sunset views from the top 27th floor of the tower. Guest will receive Happy Hour Drinks Specials and complimentary pass around hors d'oeuvres generously donated by The Blue. This event is open to members and non members.Event hashtag: #awcsftalktales

***** Agenda *****

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meet and greetHappy hour drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Introducing Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Networking and happy hour drinks specials

For media inquiry or schedule interviews, please contact Tonya Scholz at info@awcsouthflorida.org.Gallery: Pictures from 2018 May Meetup Honoring Dress for Success Palm Beaches at The Blue, Boca Resort.Photos courtesy of:Nastassia Kharoshka of 33 Real Photos. http://33realphotos.com

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Michael A. Smith, MD promoted to director of education at Life Extension

Michael A. Smith, MD promoted to director of education at Life Extension | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Fla.-based Life Extension, offering superior-quality dietary supplements has announced Michael A. Smith, MD has been promoted to director of education and corporate spokesperson. The announcement was made by Rey Searles, vice president, marketing for Life Extension.

Dr. Smith has been affiliated with Life Extension for 11 years and most recently held the position of senior health scientist. He is the creator of The Supplement Pyramid, both a book and educational graphic tool designed to guide health conscious people in making healthy choices.

Recently, Dr. Smith launched a new health education website at www.lifeextension.com/education. The website provides a wide-range of material about dietary supplements, health quizzes and informational videos. Dr. Smith's new podcast series, Live FOREVER-ish, which is scheduled to debut this Summer, will feature interviews with health leaders, authors and celebrities. 

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Trump signs order stopping his policy of separating families at border

Trump signs order stopping his policy of separating families at border | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

President Donald Trump, under mounting political pressure from angry members of his own party, signed on Wednesday an executive order that would reverse his administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border and detaining families together instead.

"It's about keeping families together while ensuring we have a powerful border," Trump said of the order.

 
 
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Women in communication earn less, experience negative company cultures and still face a glass ceiling

Women in communication earn less, experience negative company cultures and still face a glass ceiling | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Centerreleased the results of a national survey that found that women are more likely to be in middle management or junior level positions in the communication industries, while men dominate top management positions.

In addition, the survey found that the culture of the company most often prevents women from being promoted and keeps them from advancing in their careers and that women are more likely to spend fewer years in the communications professions than men, lacking longevity in their current positions.

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This Vietnamese Browser & Search Engine Is Daring Google To Step-Up Its Game

This Vietnamese Browser & Search Engine Is Daring Google To Step-Up Its Game | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Local browser and search company Cốc Cốc is taking on Google in Vietnam, and has accumulated a devoted following of 24 million monthly active users. The key to its success: deep market knowledge and a hyper-localized approach.
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ASU student dies in Tempe road-rage shooting

ASU student dies in Tempe road-rage shooting | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

(Published 4:25 p.m. MT Jan. 16, 2016 | Updated 2:45 p.m. MT Jan. 18, 2016)

The woman arrested in the fatal road-rage shooting of a 19-year-old Arizona State University student had said she wanted to be shot by police and had left a note behind saying she planned to commit a violent act, according to records in the case.

Holly Davis, 32, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and a host of other crimes following the Saturday fender-bender in Tempe that escalated into a homicide.

Davis crashed into a vehicle, then got out of her car and fired at the car she had hit, police said, killing the driver, Yue Jiang, an exchange student from China.

According to booking documents, Tempe police found a note in the Mesa apartment where Davis had been living for the past week that was "consistent with defendant planning to engage in violence."

In the documents, Tempe police also said Davis suffers from depression and had previously "expressed a desire to be shot by law enforcement."

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U.S. citizen reportedly detained in Vietnam after protests

U.S. citizen reportedly detained in Vietnam after protests | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Friends and family of Will Nguyen say he was taken into custody on Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City after he took part in a demonstration.
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Kate Spade suicide note hinted at looming divorce

Kate Spade suicide note hinted at looming divorce | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Kate Spade fell into a deep depression days before hanging herself because her husband – who had moved out of their Park Avenue home — sought a divorce, according to a report.

The despondent 55-year-old fashion designer did not want her 24-year marriage to Andrew to end, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources.

Spade hanged herself with a scarf inside her home at 850 Park Ave. near East 77th Street on Tuesday morning, leaving a suicide note to her daughter Frances Beatrix Spade, 13.

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Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55 - The New York Times

Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55 - The New York Times | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The designer Kate Spade, who created an accessories empire and whose handbags became a status symbol and a token of sophisticated adulthood for American women, was found dead on Tuesday.

One of the first of a powerful wave of American female designers in the 1990s, Ms. Spade built a brand on the appeal of clothes and accessories that made women smile. Her cheerful lack of restraint and bright prints struck a chord with her consumers, many of them cosmopolitan women in the early stages of their careers.

She embodied her own aesthetic, with her proto-1960s bouffant, nerd glasses and playful grin. Beneath that image was a business mind that understood the opportunities in building a lifestyle brand, almost before the term officially existed.

The police said Tuesday that Ms. Spade, 55, was discovered unresponsive at a Park Avenue apartment, where she had hanged herself in her bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m. She left a note, but the police chief of detectives, Dermot F. Shea, declined to comment on what it said.

“It appears at this point in time to be a tragic case of apparent suicide,” he said. “It is early in the investigation.”

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Listen to ‘The Daily’: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line - The New York Times

Listen to ‘The Daily’: When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line - The New York Times | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party.

On today’s episode:

• Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate for a United States House seat in California.

• Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times.

Background reading:

• National Democrats, fearing that crowded rosters of primary candidates could fracture the party, have begun to intervene by urging some to bow out of the election.

• The party views the California midterms as a particular risk. The state’s nonpartisan primary system — in which the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation — could propel two Republican candidates to the November race.

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Victim in Uber shooting leaves behind wife and child

Victim in Uber shooting leaves behind wife and child | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Hyun Soo Kim, 45, of Englewood was shot and killed by his Uber driver early Friday morning, according to authorities. Kim leaves behind a wife and child.

The Uber driver, 29-year-old Michael Hancock of Aurora, was arrested. He is facing a First Degree Murder complaint, according to police records.

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Sears Will Close 72 More Stores, After Quarterly Sales Drop Nearly 12 Percent

Sears Will Close 72 More Stores, After Quarterly Sales Drop Nearly 12 Percent | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Sears Holdings Corp., which controls Sears and Kmart, says it has "identified approximately 100 non-profitable stores, 72 of which will begin store closing sales in the near future," in the latest sign of the retailer's struggles to stay afloat.

The figure represents about 8 percent of Sears' remaining stores. Sears Holdings announced the closures in its quarterly results released on Thursday, in which it reported total revenues of approximately $2.9 billion — down from $4.2 billion in the same quarter a year ago.

Sears has not yet announced which stores will close. The company says its overall store sales fell 11.9 percent for the quarter — including a 13.4 percent decline at Sears stores.

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