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Go West, Young Man: Best States For Businesses Are In The West

The Tax Foundation has released its 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index and the message seems to be “go west.”<p>Topping the list, again, of the best states for tax climate is Wyoming. The top ten best states are:<p>Wyoming<br>• South Dakota<br>• Nevada<br>• Alaska<br>• Florida<br>• Washington<br>• Montana<br>• New …

7 Job Search Rules You Should Be Breaking

The world of job hunting moves fast. Once, you’d scour the newspaper for openings; now, you have your choice of online job boards. Resumes used to be printed on thick, quality cardstock, and now, they’re usually not printed at all. The standard uniform of a suit and tie isn’t even required …

Gamestop Offering Deep Discounts For PS3 And 360 Ahead Of Next Console Generation

Patient gamers out there can finally rejoice. If you’ve been putting off getting a particular console for years now, Gamestop is about to have some sales so deep, you might not be able to pass them up. Ahead of the launch of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, Gamestop is knocking down the price …

Shutdown closes tap on new beers

The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau must approve all new beers to be sold across state lines.<p>FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The federal government shutdown is giving some folks one more reason to cry in their beers: An obscure but powerful arm of the Treasury Department has stopped …

Shutdown's economic toll on parks: $76 million a day

WASHINGTON -- The partial government shutdown's toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending -- and lost revenue to the federal government.<p>Lost visitors: 715,000 a day.<p>Lost spending: $76 million a day.<p>Lost revenue to the federal government, in the form of entrance fees and …

Self-driving cars? They are (sort of) here already

Several luxury automakers now have systems that automatically steer cars on highways<p>With automakers starting to make realistic predictions about when they can deliver self-driving cars, many motorists may not realize that to a large extent, such cars are here already.<p>Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus …

Apple's Mac sales reported down again

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's Mac sales have been sliced into again, according to a report.<p>U.S. sales of Apple personal computers slid 2.3% in the third quarter compared with a year ago, according to Gartner.<p>"Consumers are using tablets for daily consumption of content over PCs. Apple faces the same …

Two men convicted in murder of Chicago police officer

Two gang members were convicted Wednesday in the murder of a Chicago police officer who had responded to a call of shots fired in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009.<p>The convictions by separate Cook County juries came more than two years after a third defendant was found guilty in the murder of …

Boy, 16, among victims of triple homicide: 'I saw my twin laid out, bleeding'

Abdullah Raheem Trull and his twin 16-year-old brother were standing on the street not far from Jackson Park when a red car pulled up and someone inside asked about buying some "loud," slang for marijuana.<p>“I told him no, man, and he just . . .got to shooting,” Trull said.<p>The boy said he ducked …

Libyan prime minister reported seized by armed men

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was seized by armed men and taken from a hotel in Tripoli, the capital, according to news reports early Thursday.<p>The Reuters news agency cited two Arab-language television stations, Sky News Arabia and<p>Al Arabiya, both based in the United Arab Emirates, that first …

LAPD officers face off with unruly crowds in Lincoln Heights

Los Angeles police formed a skirmish line late Wednesday as they tried to disperse crowds that had gathered outside a club in Lincoln Heights.<p>The incident was at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage.<p>"The bouncers started turning people …

Virus hangs over Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

Health officials in the U.S. will be on the alert for anyone returning from the Middle East with symptoms of MERS, a mysterious and potentially deadly illness.<p>October 09, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Laila Shifa, left, helps her daughter, Homaira Hamid, center, and husband… (Bethany Mollenkof / Los…)<p>After …

22 vehicles to make world debuts at L.A. Auto Show

Organizers of the 2013 L.A. Auto Show announced that 22 vehicles would be making their world debuts at the show in November, with a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall.<p>"As one of the world's largest media hubs and car buying markets, Los Angeles offers a unique combination of press exposure and …

Strokes take years off life, and life out of years

Having<p>a stroke, or even a transient ischemic attack (a TIA, often called a "mini-stroke") can be a costly watershed in a person's life. Statistically, it deducts years from patients' lives. But it claims another toll too: in quality of life after the stroke has happened. New research tallies the …

Shame on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He Lied to Bill O'Reilly.

Last week, reports surfaced that the Senate GOP had a meeting in which Senators screamed at and berated Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Senator Ron …

#Obamacare exchange design priorities: insurance is nice, but your SSN is ESSENTIAL.

This passage from the latest round of <i>Dear God, but these Obamacare exchanges are horribly designed</i> articles leaped out at me:<p>It appears that a major …

VW's German Union May Be Violating U.S. Labor Laws. Will Obama's NLRB Do Anything About It?

With Volkswagen employees delivering an anti-UAW petition to management last Friday, the big battle over the UAW’s do-or-die efforts to unionize VW’s …

House GOP Preparing to Give Up

I’m being told by several sources that Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are plotting to give up trying to either defund or delay …

Suzanne Somers: Sorry Miley, I have sex 'a couple times a day' - TODAY.com

Ray Tamarra / Today<p>Suzanne Somers and her husband, Alan Hamel.<p>Suzanne Somers just proved Miley Cyrus has a lot to learn when it comes to sex among "older" people.<p>The 66-year-old revealed she and her long-time husband are still getting busy every day, throwing a wrench in Cyrus's theory about …