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10 days agoFirst Look - Airbnb will provide host records to Hawaii for tax investigation - The vacation destination is struggling to collect taxes from short-term rental operators and many hosts run their business without a permit.
12 days agoBoeing has apologized. Now comes test of honing culture of safety. As Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg testifies before Congress this week, some say the company's culture allowed safety lapses to occur.
12 days ago500 hours of training to braid hair? Louisiana salon files suit. -- A Louisiana case is one of many efforts underway to streamline occupational licensing rules so consumer protection doesn't stifle work opportunities.
18 days agoAmerican values or Chinese profits? US companies face crosswinds. -- Vice President Mike Pence says the NBA acts like a "subsidiary of the authoritarian regime," in the latest sign of free-speech concerns with China.
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