Amazon.com is trying to find a state that will allow it to build distribution centers without making it collect sales tax from customers in that state. The online giant already pulled out of deals in Texas and South Carolina after lawmakers tried to force sales tax collections. Amazon has several distribution centers in the works for Tennessee. The General Assembly is weighing the creation of thousands of jobs against sales tax revenue.
Hundreds of homes and thousands of acres of farmland remain underwater in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The high water is set to crest at the Mississippi river town tomorrow. But it will take weeks for the river to recede and much longer for residents and farmers to recoup their losses.
This is not the spring to be selling gardening supplies, beer at a baseball park, or renting bicycles in the Upper Midwest. This weather has been unusually cold, wet and raw. And that's kept many who would be buying at home and indoors, and it's impacting the bottom line of many businesses.
Renee Montagne talks with Fintan O'Toole, columnist for the "Irish Times," about Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ireland. She is the first British monarch in more than a century to visit the Irish Republic.