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Tuesday Free Tax Workshop for Small-Business Owners - Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and reference guide to related rules and regulations. Presented by the Washington State Department of Revenue. To register, call (509) 327-0200. Tuesday, 9-11:45 a.m., Rock Pointe III, third-floor conference room A, 1330 N. Washington St., free.

Juul to halt most flavored e-cigarette retail sales

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Juul Labs Inc., the maker of a hot-selling vaping device that is increasingly popular with teens, will stop selling most flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores, according to a person familiar with the matter.

E-cigarettes to face new sales limits from FDA, says official

E-cigarettes will face strict new limits imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a senior FDA official, restricting sales of many popular fruit flavors amid what the agency has called an epidemic of youth use.

Spokane County home sales drop while sale price rises

The number of homes sold in Spokane County dropped during October but the average price increased to $264,000, as low inventories of residential properties continued to influence the market.

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Motel 6: $7.6 million for guests reported to immigration

The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company’s employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court.

Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters’ time. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the California representative is expected to become chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the nation’s banking system and its regulators.