Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about shopping and maintaining a budget during the holidays in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about sticking to a budget for the holiday shopping season. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about wise holiday spending, but we needed a little help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This weekend's two-day shopping event featuring local, independent women entrepreneurs also benefits the Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry.
If you’re heading to today’s holiday vendor fair featuring local, independent businesses run by women, be sure to bring some pet food along with you! Stop, Shop & Support will benefit the Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry, which helps provide food to families in need. “The shelters are packed full of highly adoptable animals who have been dumped or abandoned because the owners didn’t have the resources to care for them,” said Debby Mikles, founder of the pet food pantry. “I give pet food to low income residents of Jefferson County so they can keep their beloved pets at home and not have to surrender them.” The pantry—which was founded and is run locally by Mikles—is a perfect charitable choice for the holiday vendor fair featuring …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Five St. Louis area malls will close at 11 p.m. this week.
Five St. Louis area malls will delay their closing hours this week for holiday shoppers. South County Center mall, Chesterfield Mall, West County Center, Mid Rivers Mall and St. Clair Square will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 23. On Saturday, Dec. 24, the malls’ hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The buildings will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25. The malls will re-open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26. Mall retailers, restaurants and theaters with separate entrances may have different opening and closing times. Extending the mall hours for the holiday season will help shoppers said a CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., spokesman in a news release. CBL owns and manages the five malls. Regional Marketing …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Step back in time and visit historic St. Charles, the location of Missouri’s first capital.
St. Charles is very proud of its past and has preserved a chunk of old Main Street just as it was when Daniel Boone might have dropped in for a visit. Historic St. Charles is great day trip whether you're wanting a history field trip for the kids, a shopping trip with the girls, or a romantic date with your special someone. First Capitol Building: St. Charles is home to Missouri’s first capitol building, a plain brick and timber building on Main Street where the House and Senate met while Jefferson City was being constructed. For several years the state government ran in a few rooms on the second floor over a general store and a carpenter’s shop. The fully restored building is now run by the state park system. Tours are $4 for adults, $2.…