A Maryland measure to extend the state’s sales tax to most professional services has been rejected by a panel of lawmakers.
A House subcommittee shot down the proposal Wednesday...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A coalition of Maryland businesses came together Monday to oppose a measure to expand the sales tax to cover most professional services, a proposal that would raise an...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate passed a measure that make changes in a new business and occupation tax surcharge levied on some professional services and technology companies because...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in a Florida Panhandle city have hired the global professional services company Deloitte to evaluate the extent of a recent cyberattack that crippled the city's...
Job growth strengthened in nearly all major industry sectors in June, with notable jumps in government, business services, education and health.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Dawn Crim nomination hearing (all times local):
Republican senators are divided on whether one of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries who...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — After Chuck Brookens and his dog, Finn, walked on to a dock at Canyon Lake Park on a recent Friday, he bent down to comfort the nervous puppy, who is afraid of heights.
"Good boy," Brookens said as he gave Finn a treat for sitting down.
While in this instance Brookens was the one caring for Finn, it's Finn who is being trained as a professional service dog so he can comfort and help his owner, who has post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the Iraq War.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that professional services firm Ernst and Young plans to bring up to 600 jobs to Nashville.
The $22 million project was announced Tuesday. That same day, Amazon revealed it would invest $230 million-plus to locate its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a 15-acre (6 hectare) mixed-use downtown development still under construction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a private survey found, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the gains were strong across different industries, with construction, manufacturing and professional services such as accounting showing healthy hiring increases.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Ethics Commission Administrator Brian Bell returned to his old job at the state Department of Safety and Professional Services on Thursday, two days after Senate Republicans refused to confirm his appointment to the commission.
DSPS Assistant Deputy Secretary Kirsten Reader told The Associated Press that Bell has returned to his job as a policy analyst and started work on Thursday. The analyst position pays $32,800 less per year than his administrator post.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.
Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 250,000 jobs last month, up from 185,000 in November. The gains were led by robust hiring in health care, professional services such as accounting and engineering, and retail.
ATLANTA (AP) — Accenture, a professional services company, is adding 800 high-tech jobs in Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Wednesday, along with officials from Accenture.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials say a state law prevents them from enforcing a sprinklers rule that fire safety officials say is one of the best ways to save lives.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Campaign Legal Center is complaining in a letter to the White House that a top adviser to President Donald Trump may be illegally accepting outside professional services.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's administration reversed itself Wednesday and no longer plans to roll back a requirement for fire sprinklers in many new apartment buildings.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed two new acting leaders of state agencies.
Eric Esser will be the acting secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services. The position was vacated in December when former Secretary Dave Ross moved to the top position at the Department of Transportation following Secretary Mark Gottlieb's resignation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville says a global professional services firm has been selected to do an in-depth audit of the school's fundraising foundation.
The university said Monday that the selection of Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations LLC was made by an oversight committee that includes members of the UofL Board of Trustees and the UofL Foundation's Board of Directors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added a solid 216,000 jobs in November, the most since June and evidence that the incoming Trump administration is inheriting a solid economy.
Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday that nearly all the gains occurred in service sectors such as retail, hotels and restaurants, as well as higher-paying professional services. Construction firms added 2,000 jobs, while manufacturing shed 10,000.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Safety and Professional Services has passed an emergency rule requiring doctors to get biennial training on prescribing opioids.
HONG KONG (AP) — An Asian consortium is looking to buy English Premier League club Hull for 130 million pounds ($160 million).
A document on the Hong Kong stock exchange said GreaterChina Professional Services has entered into a "heads of terms agreement" with Hull's Egyptian-born owner, Assem Allam, relating to the sale of the northern club.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee scolded West Virginia Rep. David McKinley on Wednesday for disregarding House rules by failing to change the name of his self-titled engineering firm after joining Congress.
McKinley, a Republican, owned McKinley & Associates, an engineering and architecture firm in his home state, before his election to Congress in 2010. After the election, he asked the ethics committee whether he needed to change the firm's name. The panel said yes.