Government Business And Finance

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Dec 16, 2017

The Republicans' big tax bill is heading for approval after senators announce the details _ and the support of enough lawmakers to all but guarantee passage.

The Latest: Estimate says tax bill adds $1.46T to deficit

Dec 15, 2017

The preliminary deficit estimate for the final version of the GOP tax bill says it would add $1.46 trillion to the budget deficit over the coming 10 years

Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy

Dec 15, 2017

A tax bill moving forward in Congress would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power

Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

Dec 15, 2017

Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week

Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

Dec 15, 2017

While California is about to make recreational pot legal, Texas is tiptoeing into marijuana with a restrictive medical cannabis program that critics say is doomed to fail

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

Dec 15, 2017

Gutting 'Obamacare' coverage mandate is seen as increasing the number of uninsured people

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Dec 15, 2017

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control

Report: Rich will get still richer unless policies change

Dec 15, 2017

World Inequality report says rich bound to get still richer with widening disparities in global incomes, wealth unless policies change

Tech companies lead US stocks higher as tax plan advances

Dec 15, 2017

Wall Street capped the week with broad gains, propelling the major stock indexes to a new set of milestones Friday

Quarles recuses himself from Wells Fargo matters

Dec 15, 2017

Randal Quarles announces he will recuse himself from participating in Fed matters specific to Wells Fargo

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