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  • Amazon makes offer to persuade California to drop sales tax collection law

     
    Amazon.com is offering to build a number of distribution centers and hire more than 1,000 workers if California lawmakers back away -- at least temporarily -- from their efforts to force the Internet giant to collect sales taxes on purchases......
  • Taxes: Can Amazon hire its way out of collecting sales taxes?

     
    State lawmakers and Amazon have been fighting on several fronts over the legislature's attempt to compel more online retailers to collect sales taxes on the items they sell to Californians. Amazon has refused to comply and is backing a referendum......
  • Questions about how porn industry handled HIV scare

     
    A filming moratorium in the porn industry was lifted this weekend after an adult-film performer whose HIV-positive test prompted a weeklong shutdown of Los Angeles-area productions was retested, with negative results. But questions remain about how the...
  • Amazon cuts deal on California sales taxes, drops ballot fight

     
    The contentious issue of Amazon paying state sales tax in California will be put to rest if a deal with the legislature goes through....
  • Prop. 8 backers seem likely to win right to appeal its rejection

     
    State high court and gay marriage act: The California Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to rule the backers of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures have the right to defend them in court....
  • Democratic lawmakers call Amazon jobs offer a political ploy

     
    "We're not going to allow the notion of jobs that may or may not materialize dictate our position on an issue of fundamental fairness to all businesses in California." -- Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles)...
  • UCF students speak out about drinking after Ann Hefferin’s death

     
    Editorials in two student publications take on the issue of alcohol abuse in the days after UCF student Ann Hefferin died after drinking at a frat party. Of course, we still don't know what caused Hefferin's death. Authorities are still awaiting test...
  • California Senate approves Amazon sales tax deal [Updated]

     
    After days of intense negotiations between big-box national retailers and Amazon.com, the California Legislature is poised to send the governor a bill that would require the Internet seller to start collecting sales taxes on purchases by Californians,...
  • Los Angeles auto insurance executive puts $8 million into initiative campaign

     
    Opponents, led by Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica activist group whose founder, Harvey Rosenfeld wrote Proposition 103, contend that Joseph's proposed initiative unfairly would rewrite the 1988 initiative to allow insurers to discriminate against...
  • Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk on World Golf Hall of Fame ballot

     
    Phil Mickelson officially has taken the first step toward World Golf Hall of Fame membership. OK, you might technically say that happened when Mickelson finally ended his winless string of major championships by capturing the 2004 Masters. But with the...
  • Grocery workers ratify contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons

     
    Grocery strike averted: Southern California supermarket workers voted to ratify a new contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons on Saturday night, bringing an end to labor negotiations that dragged on for more than eight months and brought tens of...