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Colo. lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

...being able to write checks.The cooperative stratagem is a response to marijuana guidance issued in February by the U.S. Treasury Department.Marijuana shops in Colorado and elsewhere have been clamoring for years for access to traditional banks...
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Cuba lets athletes sign in foreign leagues

...from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in order to play for the MLB," said John Sullivan, spokesman for the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In order to qualify, the players must prove that they have permanent...
Dueling student loan legislation divides Alaska's senators

...legislation: the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act. The act would tie all federal student loan rates to the U.S. Treasury 10-year borrowing rate. Added to the Treasury rate would be 1.85 percent for subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford...
Student Loan Certainty Act passes U.S. Senate

A bill that links all federal student loan interest rates to U.S. Treasury rates passed the Senate Wednesday. The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act was co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski."This...
AK Air taxis seek uniformity on excise taxes

...specific to air taxis.Air taxi operators have enlisted the help of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, who has asked the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for a meeting on the subject.Typically, private operators fall under Part 91 of IRS...
Unemployment below 8 percent, first time since 2009 the bonds of financially troubled countries to ease a debt crisis there.The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note climbed by 0.06 percentage point to 1.73 percent, a sign that investors were more willing to embrace risk...
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Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

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This Day in History

...reported that 845 persons were unemployed in Fairbanks, the highest number of unemployed on record at that time. U.S. Treasury officials warned that counterfeit $20 bills were being circulated in Fairbanks and elsewhere in the Territory. The...
This Day in History

...a neighbor extinguished the blaze. In 1928, a fire in Hyder destroyed much of the business district. In 1949, U.S. Treasury officials warned that counterfeit $20 bills were being circulated in Fairbanks and elsewhere in the territory. In...
This Day in History

...Kodiak Island. In 1870, the first lease of the Pribilof Islands was signed by the Alaska Commercial Co. and the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1879, Alaska's first Presbyterian Church was dedicated at Wrangell. In 1908, the first automobile...


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