Business Highlights

___ Tax package would ease hit to residents of high-tax states WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are speeding toward an agreement on a massive tax package that would ease the hit on residents of high-tax states and appease corporations that could have lost precious tax breaks.

How sexual misconduct costs companies millions

Sexual misconduct has proven to be very costly for individuals’ reputations and careers in 2017, from Matt Lauer to Harvey Weinstein to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but individuals aren’t the only ones who feel the fallout.

Top lawyer: Ratepayers 'holding the bag' on nuke project

More than 700,000 South Carolina power customers are unfairly "holding the bag," the state's top attorney told regulators Tuesday, obligated to pay over $2 billion in interest debt for a failed nuclear reactor construction project that has never generated any electricity and likely never will.