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Nation Jan 08Government shutdown won’t delay tax refunds, administration says
Taxpayers who are owed refunds will be paid on time, despite the government shutdown that has closed many federal agencies, a Trump administration official said Monday as concern mounted over the risk that the payments could be delayed.
Politics Dec 11WATCH: Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before House committee
Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.
Economy Nov 28Debt of some U.S. businesses at historically high levels, Fed reports
American corporations have elevated their debt loads to potentially risky levels, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a report that raised concerns about the financial system 10 years after the 2008 crisis erupted.
Nation Aug 24Trump administration acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10,000 cap
Four states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York — already have sued the federal government over the deduction cap, asserting it's aimed at hurting a group of Democratic states and tramples on their constitutional budget-making authority.
Nation Jul 12Trump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger
WASHINGTON — Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.
Politics Jun 12AT&T can move ahead with Time Warner merger, judge rules
The judge rejected the government argument that a merger would hurt pay-TV consumers, competition.
Nation Apr 12After tax season, beleaguered IRS must deal with overhaul
The IRS, pummeled for years by congressional Republicans and funding cuts, faces the challenge of administering the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. But first the beleaguered agency had to get through the current tax-filing…
Politics Mar 14Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks
The bill is particularly aimed at helping small and medium-sized banks, but critics argue that the likelihood of future taxpayer bailouts will increase if it becomes law.
Politics Jan 25Congress’ deal to end government shutdown added billions in tax cuts to deficit
The bill enacted late Monday suspended three taxes that came in under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law: a tax on medical devices, one on high-cost health care plans offered by employers, and another on health insurance companies.
Politics Dec 19WATCH: House passes massive tax bill
The vote, largely along party lines, was 227-203 and capped a GOP sprint to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump after a year of congressional stumbles and non-starters. Now the bill moves to the Senate.