Supreme Court to Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to let states require online retailers to collect billions of dollars in sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies. South Dakota, appealing a lower court decision that favored Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com Inc. and Newegg Inc., is asking the justices to overturn a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that companies with no physical presence in a state are not required to collect a state sales tax on purchases.

LL Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Muslima Hassan trims the rubber bottom of an L.L. Bean boot at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. Bean said it's in the midst of another record breaking year of sales for i... Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get them to gamble.

Vocera Earns New ATO From the Department of Defense


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Vocera Communications, Inc. , a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced it received a new Authority to Operate from the U.S. Department of Defense , based on compliance with strict security requirements and risk assessments outlined in the Risk Management Framework . The RMF is the unified information security framework replacing the legacy Certification and Accreditation processes within federal government departments and agencies, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community .

GOP Congressman Met in Moscow With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer at Center of Russia Investigation

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya during a 2016 trip to Moscow, a previously undisclosed tAate-A -tAate that sheds additional light on the extent to which Moscow-based political operatives sought to influence American officials in the run-up to last year's presidential election. with a pro-Russian Crimean news service, Veselnitskaya said she met with Rohrabacher - a California Republican and arguably the most prominent advocate in Congress for closer relations between Washington and Moscow - in April 2016 to discuss issues surrounding the Magnitsky Act, the punitive American sanctions measure responding to Russian human rights abuses that she has lobbied against.

After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act

Another big hurricane, another temporary waiver of the Jones Act -- the 1920 law mandating that goods and passengers shipped between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships, constructed primarily in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by them or by U.S. legal permanent residents. Circumstances did indeed demand a new stay on this dumb law -- but it would be better to get rid of it altogether, as Senator John McCain and others have argued.

Wyoming congressmen oppose coal subsidy

Wyoming's congressional delegation wrote a letter to President Trump last week urging him to ignore a proposal for a $4.5 billion federal subsidy for eastern Appalachian coal. Proposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice in early August, the subsidy would provide a $15 per ton subsidy for utilities that purchase Eastern rather than Western coal.

Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump’s DOJ pick

Civil rights and LGBT activists say they are concerned about President Donald Trump's nomination Thursday of Eric Dreiband to head the Justice Department's civil rights division because of his work defending major corporations and others against discrimination lawsuits. Dreiband, a labor attorney in Washington, D.C., who served as general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under George W. Bush, has represented such companies as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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Brussels - A car struck pedestrians outside AmsterdamA s main railway station on Saturday, injuring five people, police said. The driver has been arrested.

Mendoza v. Nordstrom – Day Of Rest Rule

The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, in which it clarified California's so-called "day of rest" rule, which guarantees employees "one day's rest therefrom in seven," prohibits employers from "causing" its employees to work more than six days in seven, and exempts employees when, inter alia , the total hours of employment do not exceed 30 hours in any week or six hours in any one day.

Clinton praises Oscar de la Renta as proud immigrant

Hillary Clinton used a ceremony Thursday honoring Oscar de la Renta to celebrate the contributions of immigrants like the Dominican-born fashion designer who come to America to pursue their dreams. Speaking at a U.S. Postal Service ceremony dedicating a series of 11 stamps honoring de la Renta, Clinton said the designer was an immigrant "and aren't we proud and grateful that he was?" "Let there be many, many more immigrants with the love of America that Oscar de la Renta exemplified every single day," she added.

Trump vs Nordstrom: The latest bout raising ethical concerns

In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Nordstrom shares sunk after President Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter "so unfairly" when it announced last week that it would stop selling Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessory line.

Nearly 100 U.S. tech firms file legal brief opposing Trump’s travel ban

Nearly 100 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay, Netflix and Uber, as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss and Chobani.

Most religious groups come out against Trump refugee order

Liz Glusman, from Washington, joins a crowd protesting in Lafayette Park near the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority... . Protesters carry signs and chant in Lafayette Park near the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from enteri... .

‘Melania looks every inch a first lady’

New US first lady Melania Trump chose one of America's most iconic designers for Inauguration Day ceremonies. Photo / Getty Images She stepped out in a Ralph Lauren baby-blue jacket and matching dress on Friday - with comparisons made to another First Lady, Jackie Kennedy.

Trump defends L.L. Bean heiress over donations backing him

A woman and three children are injured and six more children in the family are unaccounted for after an early morning house fire in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said Thursday. Six children were presumed dead and their mother and three siblings were injured after an early morning house fire in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said Thursday.

LL Bean heiress in trouble over pro-Trump PAC

L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean made excessive contributions to a political action committee she bankrolled to support Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the Federal Election Commission said. Making America Great Again LLC was limited to individual contributions of $5,000, according to a Wednesday letter from federal regulators obtained by The Associated Press.

Eddie Redmayne strides out in New York amid Fantastic Beast promotional duties

Shattered-looking Hillary Clinton tells supporters to accept result despite winning popular vote but warns Donald to respect individual rights - and says one day a woman WILL be President Now meet the men who will rule America: Inside the VERY conservative cabinet that Donald Trump is lining up after his surprise victory The First Daughter! Ivanka Trump swaps her election day dress for pants as she heads to work with her husband Jared after her father is elected president Kellyane Conway says HUMA placed the phone call when Clinton conceded the race - and Trump didn't needle her about an email indictment A breakdown of the 'Deplorables': How 33% of Latino men and 26% of Latino women voted for Trump - and 52% of white women He's hired! America's new President returns in triumph to Trump Tower after his stunning election victory over Hillary Clinton and pledges that the 'forgotten man and ... (more)

Unlike first, second debate won’t set viewership record

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

NBC suspends Billy Bush for role on Trump tape

26, 2016 photo released by NBC, co-host Billy Bush appears on the "Today" show in New York. Bush says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" by a 2005 conversation he had with Donald Trump in which Trump made lewd comme... Damaged but defiant, Donald Trump is limping toward the critical presidential debate against Hillary Clinton absent the backing of a growing group of Republican leaders.

Brooks Brothers Rejects SJWs, Respects America’s Discoverer

As social justice warriors across the country continue to try to despoil the legacy of Christopher Columbus, the classic American company Brooks Brothers continues to recognize the importance of the great discoverer of the New World. Through Tuesday, October 11 , you get to take an extra 25 percent your purchases at BrooksBrothers.com .

Are politics a missed merchandising opportunity?

With the 2016 presidential election captivating America, Urban Outfitters is benefiting from the sale of a wide range of merchandise bashing the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. One item that continues to sell out has been a t-shirt bearing the phrase, "IDK NOT TRUMP THO."

Gov. Herbert secures GOP nomination in re-election race

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert easily defeated Overstock.com executive Jonathan Johnson Tuesday to win a closely watched primary race that helped boost voter turnout to the highest level in two decades. After results came in, Herbert told reporters that he was grateful and that he believed voters felt he had a positive track record that he could build upon for the future.

Michael Reagan: Hillarys expensive jacket

Hillary Clinton may have been better off wearing the Emperor's New Clothes during her victory speech after the New York primary, rather than what she chose to wear and her aides managed to overlook. Clinton, who has decried income “inequality” throughout the nation during her campaign, stood before the assembled -- and carefully screened -- crowd wearing a $12,495 Giorgio Armani jacket.

New Balance Close to Win in Buy-America Foot Race for Military

New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. is close to winning an almost decade-long marathon: A buy-American provision in the massive defense policy bill the Senate will debate this week could force the Pentagon to purchase the company's sneakers for new military recruits. Currently, the Pentagon issues about $15 million in vouchers a year, covering 225,000 to 250,000 pairs of athletic shoes, New Balance estimates.