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Trump has vowed to slash regulations. Where he might start and the hurdles he faces

Trump has vowed to slash regulations. Where he might start and the hurdles he faces

Donald Trump's ascendance to the White House has raised hopes among U.S. businesses for the most significant rollback of regulations since the Reagan administration. 

Cutting regulations is not only a key component in Trump's goal of doubling economic growth to 4%, but some economists regard it as potentially the most powerful agent for revving up the sluggish pace of business investment and overall productivity, the single biggest factor in improving the living standards of Americans. 

"Regulatory reform, its potential, is way above either cutting taxes or stimulus spending," said John Cochrane, senior...

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