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Chicago to begin taxing online entertainment

- The Washington Times

Digital media companies and Chicagoans will now be slapped with a 9 percent "cloud tax" on streaming services, including popular entertainment outlets such as Netflix, through which city officials aim to generate $12 million. Collections will begin Sept. 1.

President Barack Obama speaks to the Catholic Hospital Association Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Government, energy groups pair up to find jobs for veterans

- The Washington Times

Staggering veteran unemployment rates following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the scandals involving the Veterans Health Administration in 2014 tarnished the reputation of the government's treatment of America's former servicemen, but now a government agency and a major U.S. industry are teaming up on a new program to link returning vets with employers.

Battle sharpens as Ex-Im Bank awaits its fate

- The Washington Times

The clock is ticking once again in the battle over the Export-Import Bank, with Congress facing an end-of-the-month deadline on whether to reauthorize the agency or close it down after 81 years in business.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (center), flanked by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, Criminal Division (left) and FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, announces guilty pleas from four large banks for their manipulation of global currency markets. (Associated Press)

Banks fined $5B for currency rigging

The Washington Times

They called themselves "The Cartel" and used secret chat rooms to plot strategy and manipulate prices on the world's trillion-dollar currency markets.

NY report measures tax exemptions, job gains

Associated Press

New York's comptroller reports that the state's industrial development agencies received $660 million in tax exemptions in 2013, up $105 million from 2012.