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  • Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees

    Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tamer spending at U.S. hospitals and expected savings from President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul are shoring up the funding outlook for the Medicare program for the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday. Medicare's...
  • Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official

    Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official
    President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday. By...
  • U.S.'s Lew talks to rich nations' ministers on pressuring Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke by phone with top ministers from Germany and other rich nations about pressuring Russia to stop its military support of Ukrainian separatists, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday. U.S. and...
  • Starting this year, some employers plan to offer FSA with $500 carryover

    Q: I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts to the next year, rather than lose it all at the end of the year. Do all plans let you do this? A: No. FSA plans aren't all required to let you roll...
  • Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'

    Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance...
  • White House says health care tax credits to continue for now

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care...
  • Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers

    Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers
    The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States. Agents from the Department of...
  • U.S budget surplus falls to $71 billion in June

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget surplus was $71 billion at the end of June, down 39 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a surplus of $80...
  • U.S. designates suspected Norwegian al Qaeda member a 'terrorist'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Norwegian citizen suspected of joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and receiving bomb-making training during visits to Yemen has been named a "specially designated global terrorist" by the U.S. government, the State...
  • Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners

    Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners
    Halfway to the deadline for spending federal Hardest Hit foreclosure-relief funds, Florida has distributed less than a third of its $1 billion share and lags most other states in getting the money into homeowners' hands. Of 18 foreclosure-troubled...
  • Lawmaker questions NY Fed role in U.S. regulatory risk panel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressman is questioning whether the New York Federal Reserve bank is exerting undue influence during closed-door meetings of an oversight council tasked with identifying risks posed by large financial firms. In a letter to New...