Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Lee, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 7:08am
The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.
Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 6:50am
Greece's left-wing government launched an auction Tuesday for four private national television licenses, reducing the number from seven after a heated public debate on corruption in the financially troubled country.
Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 6:20am
A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.
John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:40am
Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.
Egypt's parliament has agreed to establish a value-added tax of 13 percent, in a move authorities hope will generate much-needed state revenue and advance a reform program supported by loans from the International Monetary Fund.
Phuong Le, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:13am
Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.