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  • U.S. eases Cuba travel, trade restrictions

    U.S. eases Cuba travel, trade restrictions
    The Obama administration moved aggressively Thursday to secure its historic opening to Cuba, issuing new rules that will make it far easier for Americans to visit the island nation and do business there after more than 50 years of enforced isolation....
  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • Homeowner tax breaks appear safe, for now

    Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing. But what might that mean for homeowners — many of whom...
  • Homeowner tax breaks are probably safe despite moves in Congress

    Homeowner tax breaks are probably safe despite moves in Congress
    Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing. But what might that mean for homeowners? Many benefit from...
  • Key Senate Democrat urges action to limit tax inversion 'virus'

    A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it. But despite the call from Senate Finance...
  • Lew calls for 'economic patriotism,' seeks to limit offshore tax moves

    Lew calls for 'economic patriotism,' seeks to limit offshore tax moves
    Calling for "a new sense of economic patriotism," a top Obama administration official urged Congress to take immediate action to stop U.S. companies from reorganizing as foreign firms to avoid paying taxes. The maneuver, known as tax inversion, serves...
  • The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions

    The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions
    Obama administration officials freely admit that their new effort to deter corporate inversions -- a form of accounting fiction U.S. corporations are increasingly using to avoid taxes on income they earn in foreign countries -- won't actually stop the...
  • AbbVie reconsiders Shire deal after U.S. move to curb tax inversions

    AbbVie reconsiders Shire deal after U.S. move to curb tax inversions
    Illinois drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said it would reconsider the planned purchase of European rival Shire after the Obama administration recently changed U.S. tax laws to make it less financially appealing for companies to restructure abroad. The $52-billion...
  • MetLife designated too big to fail

    MetLife designated too big to fail
    Federal regulators Friday designated MetLife Inc. for special oversight, saying the insurer is so big that its failure or other major problems would pose a threat to the U.S. financial system. In a 9-1 vote, the Financial Stability Oversight Council --...
  • The GOP keeps trying to scare people away from Obamacare--but why?

    The GOP keeps trying to scare people away from Obamacare--but why?
    The conservative approach to keeping Americans from taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act always has featured a large element of fear-mongering. Remember the "death panels"? Sticker shock? That these things haven't come true hasn't kept...
  • AbbVie reconsiders Shire purchase, cites tax inversion crackdown

    New tax provisions designed to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters to overseas tax havens may be having an effect. Drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Wednesday that it is reconsidering its planned purchase of European rival Shire and...