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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams answers a question as he and U.S. Rep. Mia Love participate in a debate in Sandy, Utah, as the two battle for Utah's 4th Congressional District. McAdams declared victory Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the tight race, but Love didn’t concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News, via AP, Pool, File)
November 20, 2018 - 7:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle. Final results posted Tuesday showed McAdams defeated Love by a margin barely over what would...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:27 pm
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The threats of sanctions ramp up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:04 pm
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements. The threats step up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating for boycotts over the country's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2018, men walk across an outdoor bridge between office buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
November 19, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A company doesn't need to be as big as Amazon to get a good deal on real estate. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It's especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that...
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November 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a deal to bring Amazon's second headquarters to Queens will cost taxpayers "nothing" — even though they're on the hook for $325 million in direct grants to the company. Under the deal announced last week, the state will also give Seattle-based...
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November 19, 2018 - 2:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a deal to bring Amazon's second headquarters to Queens will cost taxpayers "nothing" — even though they're on the hook for $325 million in direct grants to the company. Under the deal announced last week, the state will also give Seattle-based...
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Portuguese Economy Minister and chair of the eurogroup Mario Centeno arrives for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 19, 2018 - 1:37 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top eurozone official says the 19 countries that use the euro will push ahead with discussions on a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to make the currency union more resistant to crises. Mario Centeno, president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, said...
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Portuguese Economy Minister and chair of the eurogroup Mario Centeno arrives for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 19, 2018 - 12:44 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top eurozone official says the 19 countries that use the euro will push ahead with discussions on a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to make the currency union more resistant to crises. Mario Centeno, president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, said...
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Portuguese Economy Minister and chair of the eurogroup Mario Centeno arrives for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 19, 2018 - 11:54 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top eurozone official says the 19 countries that use the euro will push ahead with discussions on a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to make the currency union more resistant to crises. Mario Centeno, president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, said...
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Portuguese Economy Minister and chair of the eurogroup Mario Centeno arrives for a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 19, 2018 - 11:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top eurozone finance official says the 19 countries that use the euro will push ahead with discussions on a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to make the currency union more resistant to crises. Mario Centeno, president of the eurozone finance ministers'...
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