Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the Paxton suit include other Republican attorneys general from Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

On Reconsideration, Eighth Circuit Concludes That ERISA Does Not Preempt State Law Regulating PBMs

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Supreme Court, has concluded that ERISA does not preempt a North Dakota law regulating the relationship between pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Pharm. Care Mgmt. Ass’n. Wehbi, 2021 WL 5355916 (8th Cir. 2021). Available at [link].

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Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

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When only some of the contents of a shipment are taxable, the shipping charges must be pro-rated in Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin (where a “reasonable allocation” is required).

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Multiple States Over Digital Ad Tactics

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the suit include Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah, WSJ reported.

What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes

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North Carolina’s Department of Revenue has made a private letter ruling regarding sales tax payments on subscription fees for software as a service (SaaS). North Carolina does not currently tax access to cloud-based software accessed electronically over the Internet.

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NYC Quarantine Violators Could Face Fines Of Up To $10K

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The rules require anyone traveling from Alaska, Indiana, Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington to quarantine for 14 days before being allowed to travel freely in those states. .

Senators Push For Bill That Would Force Retailers To Accept Cash

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Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) have introduced a bipartisan measure that would forbid merchants from declining cash payments from customers as businesses promote contactless digital payments amid the COVID-19 health crisis, CNBC reported. If two U.S.

Restaurant Chains Feast On Millions From PPP Program

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According to a Reuters analysis of SBA and Census Bureau data, 583 loans were extended for every 1,000 businesses in North Dakota.

Wayfair: Sales Tax and State Income Tax Implications

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Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. North Dakota in 1992 was an attempt by that state to rewrite Bellas Hess and have sales tax nexus determined by additional standards. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota, which redefined what it means to have sales tax nexus.

FBI Probing Hack Of US Electricity Providers

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The impacted utilities operate in 18 states from Maine to Washington, including Cloverland Electric Cooperation in Michigan, Klickitat Public Utility District in Washington state and Basin Electric Power Cooperative in North Dakota.

PSCU Study Shows Overall Spending Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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In the eight states with no shelter-at-home orders – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Utah – spending was still down, but by less.

TaxCloud Announces New Stripe Integration

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Since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. North Dakota , argued that it was “obsolete in an era of eCommerce.” TaxCloud has announced the launch of a new integration with Stripe. The move means that users of Stripe’s payments platform can now connect to TaxCloud to manage their U.S. sales tax obligations via the company’s sales tax application programming interface (API).

Think Tank Analysis Finds Current Federal Minimum Wage Rate at Lowest Value in 66 Years

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per hour), Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Georgia’s Push To Reopen Falls Flat As Consumers Stay Home

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began to get its early actual data (as opposed to theoretical predictions) as Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas and all began lifting some of the stricter parts of the social distancing regulations to allow slightly more social mobility, according to CNN.

South Dakota Sues Wayfair, NewEgg, Overstock And Systemax Over Lost eCommerce Revenue

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It’s a big litigious party out in South Dakota these days, as the state is suing four eCommerce merchants for their lost sales tax – and different merchants (in a separate suit) are suing right back. North Dakota. North Dakota.”. Newegg believes South Dakota’s new law is unconstitutional, and intends to defend itself vigorously,” Matt Strathman, associate general counsel at Newegg, said Friday. Regulation Retail sales tax South Dakota

Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Loses $18M, Microsoft Uses Blockchain To Give Consumers More Control Over Personal Data

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And the North Dakota Securities Department announced that it has issued cease and desist orders against three companies for offering “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in the form of ICOs.”. Bitcoin was hit with an $18 billion market loss in just three days. CNBC reported that the digital currency stock price fell below $6,200 for the first time in a month, ending the week about 5 percent lower.

Bitcoin Daily: DOJ Probes Tether Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin Price Slides To Under $4.3K

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In other news, the North Dakota Securities Department has brought a cease-and-desist order against an initial coin offering (ICO) project called the Union Bank Payment Coin (UBPC), CoinDesk reported. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly looking to see if the atmospheric rise of bitcoin in 2017 was caused, in part, by alleged market manipulation through a particular cryptocurrency known as Tether, Bloomberg reported.

Grocery Roundup: New Amazon Fresh Store, SpartanNash Puts Incentives In ‘Fast Lane,' Walmart On Autonomous Delivery

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As it stands, 69 SpartanNash stores in Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Michigan provide the Fast Lane offering. It’s been a busy time in the grocery world this week, with digital innovation at the core of the headlines in the industry.

More Than 200 Bankers Let Go At Wells Fargo

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The sources added that many of the agriculture cuts were in rural areas, including North Dakota and South Dakota, which both saw its teams cut in half. Sources have revealed that Wells Fargo has laid off more than 200 bankers in its U.S. lending division in recent months, with a focus on its agriculture and energy teams, Reuters reported.

Wells Axes 200+ Staffers From US Lending Units

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The sources added that many of the agriculture cuts were in rural areas, including North Dakota and South Dakota, which both saw its teams cut in half. Sources have revealed that Wells Fargo has laid off more than 200 bankers in its U.S. lending division in recent months, with a focus on its agriculture and energy teams, Reuters reported.

California Opens Door For San Francisco Public Bank

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According to reports, the nation’s only public bank currently operates in North Dakota, and was established in 1919. California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation allowing for the establishment of public banks in the state, and advocates in San Francisco are jumping at the opportunity.

Vaccine Distribution Hits Snags; CVS And Walgreens Caught In Crossfire

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West Virginia, for example, has distributed 83 percent of its doses thus far, North Dakota is doing even better at 85 percent and New Mexico is over three-quarters at 77 percent. Developing a functional vaccine for a novel virus in under a year was an incredible challenge to overcome.

Walmart Pay Launches In 16 States, DC

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As of today, Walmart Pay is available in: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. “We The retail giant’s payment method is finally here.

Insurance Firms Wade Into Alternative Finance

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Financial Stability Oversight Council and is North Dakota’s insurance commissioner, in an interview. Alternative lenders and marketplace finance companies emerged to fill in gaps left by traditional banks when it comes to financing and loans, but according to Bloomberg reports, another industry is getting in on the action: insurance.

Credit Unions Step Up During Government Shutdown

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In North Dakota , NorthStar Credit Union is deferring loan payments for effected federal workers, while a Brevard County Florida credit union is offering a specialized stop-gap loan for federal workers to make sure they can keep paying their bills on time.

Employer Vaccine Mandates, Worker Refusals, and Unemployment Benefits

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North Carolina. A spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Employment Security has informed Thomson Reuters that individuals who are fired or quit their jobs because they refuse to follow their employer’s vaccine requirement should not expect to receive unemployment benefits.

CFPB Sues Payment Processor

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Intercept is a payment processor based in North Dakota that is responsible for transmitting electronic funds transfers through the ACH on behalf of its clients, typically for transactions, like payroll deposits, and loan and bill payments. After mounting complaints from both banks and consumers about unauthorized withdrawals and other illicit activities, the accused payment processor is being taken to court.

Wyoming Lures Crypto Companies With Friendly Laws

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My legislation does tend to not align with federal bureaucracies very well, and it wouldn’t be the first time I got a letter from an agency at the federal level,” Lindholm said, noting that other states, including New Hampshire and North Dakota, have reached out to learn about passing similar laws. “If Wyoming is trying to position itself as a leader in cryptocurrency and one of the friendliest states when it comes to legislation around crypto companies.

Retail’s Voice-Assisted, Meatless Summer

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The service reached this milestone after recent rollouts in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. It was a summer of last-mile delivery and new subscription pushes. It was a season of fulfillment expansion and voice assistance (even Nike sneakers got involved). It was months of tariffs and trade wars. But most of all, perhaps, it was a time of meatless alternatives.

Why Google Ditched Perishables

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” That scaling will see Google up its last-mile instant delivery platform very far and wide with launches in Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi and New Mexico. It was less than a year ago — February, to be precise — that Google appeared as the latest player in an increasingly crowded food delivery market that was intent to make a move on grocery. The big news at the time was perishables.

US Supreme Court Gives The Green Light For Online Sales Taxes

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North Dakota , argued that it was “obsolete in an era of eCommerce,” according to a Washington Post report. A company with a website accessible in South Dakota may be said to have a physical presence in the state via the customers’ computers,” he wrote. “A Or a company may lease data storage that is permanently, or even occasionally, located in South Dakota.”. States can collect sales taxes from online retailers thanks to a U.S.

Last Week in Payroll: Minimum Wage

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North Dakota has resumed charging employer accounts for unemployment benefits relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minimum Wage. The minimum wage rate has been a hotly debated topic at the national level for some time.

State Regulators Investigate Payday Advances

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The DFS’ investigation will be conducted alongside regulators in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has announced it will lead a multi-state investigation into alleged violations of state regulations of the short term lending industry, specifically in the area of payroll advances.

Deep Dive: The Unfolding Legacy Of South Dakota v. Wayfair

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Such a levy was not legal until last year’s South Dakota v. Inside South Dakota v. North Dakota case that businesses must have physical, in-state presences to be subject to state sales tax requirements. Wayfair, an eCommerce company that sells home goods and furnishings, took South Dakota to court over a remote seller policy the state created in defiance of the Quill Corp. ruling and returned the Wayfair decision to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

What Is Powering The Emerging Pawnaissance?

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As of 2019, Smart Financial operates around 87 pawn shops spread across Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and three Canadian provinces. While short-term lending in general has a pretty rough reputation, the pawn loan is the most ill-regarded arena in an already unloved category of consumer lending.

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Retailers Explore Tentative Reopening Plans

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Those states – New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio – will likely become test cases for reopening retail. At long last, the retail community can start discussing plans to reopen.

Retailers Explore Tentative Re-opening Plans

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Those states – New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio – will likely become test cases for re-opening retail. At long last, the retail community can start discussing plans to reopen.

Can South Dakota Move The Needle On A Federal Online Sales Tax?

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And South Dakota, for one, has had enough. “Legal challenge” might actually be the best-phrased stone South Dakota has thrown at the beehive of transnational eCommerce. North Dakota. Now, however, it’s not just South Dakota that’s allied in the fight to take down Quill. If anything, South Dakota is late to the regulatory party.

June’s Top 12 Mobile Pay Moments

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The latest June count for where Walmart Pay is available is: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C. Today marks the last day of June 2016, which means we’re halfway through the year.

Sizzle Or Fizzle: Facebook, Online Lending, Cash – And The Twilio Surge

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This week it was Minnesota, and then yesterday Walmart really got warmed up and announced the expansion of their new payments service in: Michigan, Virginia, the Carolinas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. From Facebook to cash, the week’s sizzles and fizzles span a diverse lot. Then there’s tech unicorn, Twilio, which nearly doubled on its first day of trading.