State and local governments have the authority to collect sales taxes on sales made over the internet, even if the seller doesn't have a physical presence in the jurisdiction, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision. Estimates of how much revenue this will generate range from $8 billion to $23 billion a year.
Consider using the services of a freelancer to save time and money, and use a virtual assistant to deal with the volume of emails you receive, Peter Daisyme writes. Paro CEO Michael Burdick adds that delegating frees up your schedule and allows you to focus your energy where it's needed.
Use your personal brand to target employers by knowing what they care about and showing how you stand out from the competition, writes career coach Dawn Graham. Don't just list your job responsibilities on the resume, highlight achievements that the potential employer might be interested in, and have a catchy, attention-grabbing opening line in your cover letter.
Renewed fighting and shelling in the southwest of Syria puts some 750,000 people at risk, warns the United Nations. Rights advocates say over 12,000 civilians in the region have been forced from their homes in the past three days.
The number of people going hungry around the world rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016 -- the first time in over a decade the figure has increased, according to a United Nations report. Violent conflict, drought and climate-related natural disasters are driving global hunger, the report says.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging officials in the US to find an alternative to detaining children caught crossing the US-Mexico border, with or without their parents. "We have said time and again the children should never be detained in relation to their or their parents' migration status," says spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.
Journalists in Nigeria received training on how to report on gender-sensitive issues ahead of the 2019 election at a two-day workshop funded by the United Nations Women agency. "Women have 48% of the population in Nigeria but they are poorly represented in the Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly," says UN Women representative James Bigila.
Almost a third of children under 18 experience unsafe levels of air pollution, with more than 4.5 million UK children affected, UNICEF warns. "It's unacceptable that the most vulnerable members of society, who contribute the least to air pollution, are the ones suffering most from its effects," says UNICEF UK representative Amy Gibbs.
Members of the Houthi militia in Yemen have reportedly indicated they are prepared to hand over control of Hodeidah to the United Nations. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths says he is confident a deal can be reached to prevent further escalation of violence in the port city.
In order to make data from several areas readily available, companies must break their implementation framework into tool sets, data sets, skill sets and mindsets, writes Michael Garcia. Consider integrating data between all tools to break down data silos and providing the training all employees need to make better use of data platforms, Garcia writes.