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Archive: December 24, 2019

When this year's sales figures are tallied, Christmas tree prices are expected to be about 4% higher than last year. They rose 5% in 2018. (Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Even though the crop for Christmas trees was good this year, prices still went up a bit in New Hampshire and Vermont. Weather this year was better for Christmas tree harvesting than last year, which helped farmers sell more trees to retailers. But according to Jim Horst, execut ...Read More

General Motors is among 91 of the nation's largest companies that didn't pay any income taxes during the first year of President Trump's new tax law. (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. - A new report says 91 of the nation's largest corporations didn't pay any federal income taxes in 2018, the first year of the Trump administration's new tax law. The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says even though the corporate tax rate was lowered to 21%, leg ...Read More

A lawsuit filed against the Glen Mills School says children were subject to physical and emotional abuse, medical neglect and lack of education. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - A class-action lawsuit charging abuse and inadequate education at a juvenile detention facility in Delaware County will be allowed to proceed. The ruling issued by a federal court on Friday means virtually all the claims against the Glen Mills School and state officials responsible ...Read More

Minnesota labor officials say nearly 40,000 workers in the state each year are the victims of wage theft. (massclu.org)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is six months into a new era of wage theft enforcement. The state recently adopted a law that makes it a felony for employers who cheat workers out of pay. And one expert said it's not surprising to see these new laws, but challenges still remain. Minnesota's wage-theft ...Read More

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