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Volumes of tax regulations are stacked on the dais as the House Ways and Means Committee begins the markup process of the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 06, 2017 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax-cutting plan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A key House panel has approved late changes to the Republicans' sweeping tax overhaul plan. They restored the tax exemption for employees receiving child care benefits from their companies, but also put new...
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November 04, 2017 - 7:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people are holding a memorial run through Paris to pay tribute to a slain jogger and to denounce sex abuse and violence against women. The social media-driven initiative Saturday was prompted by the killing of 29-year-old Alexia Daval, who went for a run last Saturday near...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 03, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts would be less generous for many Americans. A day after the GOP unveiled its plan promising middle-class relief, the House's top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, released a revised...
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November 03, 2017 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy. Winners include oil and gas and the nuclear power industry, which would see tax breaks preserved. The bill's release...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, speaks next to Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a news conference announcing GOP tax legislation, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 03, 2017 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation providing five more years of financing for an expired children's health program won House approval Friday, but a partisan battle over paying for the extension seemed certain to delay the bill in the Senate. Each side is using the fight to accuse the other of...
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A shopper exits a fashion retailer Zara branch in an Istanbul upscale neighbourhood, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Shoppers at Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments: put there by Turkish workers complaining they have not been paid for the manufacturing the merchandise in the store. Workers of an outsource manufacturer have been leaving tags inside clothes saying: "I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
November 03, 2017 - 8:56 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shoppers at the fashion retailer Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments — complaints by Turkish workers who say they have not been paid for the merchandise in the store. Workers from an outsourced manufacturer for Zara and other retailers have been going into...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, speaks next to Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a news conference announcing GOP tax legislation, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 03, 2017 - 8:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — How much of the House GOP tax plan is tailored to benefit America's middle class? That's uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. What is clear is that many of the benefits for the middle class could dwindle over time, even while companies and wealthy...
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President Donald Trump holds an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2017 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican tax bill is meant to send trillions in corporate profits overseas pouring back home and, in the process, give the U.S. economy a healthy boost. It may be more likely to land with an economic thud and provide a windfall to tax attorneys scouring the Byzantine...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 6:55 am
People who use rent-to-own stores often end up paying twice the retail price — or more — for anything they buy. So why do millions of people rent to own? Researchers say people who patronize rent-to-own outlets aren't being stupid, necessarily. Instead, they're falling prey to the kinds of...
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President Donald Trump kisses a printed example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tax overhaul from House Republicans (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A provision in the House Republican tax bill is igniting a battle over abortion. The measure explicitly lets people designate "unborn children" as beneficiaries of 529 accounts. The language defines...
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