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  • U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions

     U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions
    With Congress unable to agree on legislation to stem a surge of offshore corporate moves, the Obama administration took executive action Monday to discourage companies from shifting their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills. The steps...
  • U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 500 U.S. organizations on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to ditch the system of congressional authority to fast-track trade negotiations, demanding a more transparent method of handling trade negotiations. In...
  • U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says

    U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says
    Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by...
  • Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises

    Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises
    The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast. The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
  • CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief's ouster

    WASHINGTON An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency's detention and interrogation...
  • Top U.S. lawmaker urges Hospira not to flee tax system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes. Citing recent reports that Hospira plans to buy the medical...
  • Wyden reaches out to Republicans on inversions measure

    WASHINGTON The head of the Senate's tax-writing panel issued a statement Tuesday offering Republicans a carrot to join Democrats in blocking the ability of some U.S. corporations to shift headquarters overseas to enjoy huge tax breaks called inversions....
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Ron Wyden, a stalwart defender of an open Internet

    PORTLAND, Ore. It can be hard to argue with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who has been at the forefront of the biggest tech-policy issues in recent years. Before "net neutrality" became the tech cause du jour, the Portland lawyer was pushing...