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  • Direct Air founder files for personal bankruptcy 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:34 pm
  • MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - One of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air has filed for personal bankruptcy protection, a move that halts a lawsuit filed against him by the trustee in the airline's corporate bankruptcy case.

  • Demand increasing for paid caregivers 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:58 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair.

  • Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:10 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers approved more than $400 million in tax cuts this session, but they're ready to look for more changes in the state's tax structure in the months before next year's Legislature convenes.

  • Colleges: Transfer students are out-of-staters 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:49 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - As college students prepare to leave New Hampshire and Vermont for summer break, a recent national study raises questions about how many will return in the fall.

  • Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:38 pm
  • Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.

  • Legislative report touts prekindergarten benefits 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:25 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Prekindergarten programs deliver a greater return on the taxpayers' investment than state subsidized child care, according to a legislative report.

  • SIU to keep fall tuition for newcomers unchanged 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:28 am
  • CARBONDALE, Illinois - New students at Southern Illinois University won't be paying more for tuition this fall.

  • Foreclosure assistance available for Long Island 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The state is sending experts to Long Island to assist homeowners facing foreclosures.

  • Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:59 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:14 pm
  • NEW YORK - Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • NY comptroller says dubious tax refunds blocked 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year.

  • State help for Northern Beef was about $4.3M 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:21 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses ranging from nothing to $80 million, but a breakdown from state agencies shows the actual number is closer to $4.3 million.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:00 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services.

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:17 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

  • Rideshare drivers in Ohio urged to check insurance 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:15 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications.

  • Bentley opponent releases tax return 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:18 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - One of Gov. Robert Bentley's opponents in the Republican primary for governor has released his income tax return.

  • Unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:14 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

  • Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:50 pm
  • Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications.

  • Branstad's tax return shows income of $234,907 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:23 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad earned $234,907 and is paying $28,298 in federal taxes for 2013.

  • Nebraska land valuations rise 12.45 pct in year 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:16 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Bigger tax bills could follow higher land valuations in Nebraska, to the chagrin of property-rich farmers and ranchers, authorities say.

  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:14 am
  • NEW YORK - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.

  • Filing deadline extended for municipal Ohio taxes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:37 am
  • BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - An agency that coordinates municipal tax filing around Ohio has extended the deadline to file until Monday after what it calls "unprecedented demand."

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.