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House set to repeal Obamacare’s widely disliked ‘Cadillac tax’ in bipartisan vote

July 17, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would scrap Obamacare’s so-called “Cadillac tax,” an inactive provision of the health law meant to help control health-care spending. The tax, set to go into effect in 2022, is […]


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France passes turnover-based tax Bill for tech giants despite US disapproval

July 12, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Big tech companies will now be required to pay a 3% tax of total annual revenues to the French government after a Bill targeting GAFA companies — an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon — was passed on Thursday. […]


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Can Trump Force the 2020 Citizenship Question by Executive Order?

July 11, 2019

Via: Fortune

The Supreme Court may have already ruled against it, but the fight for including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is not over for President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Thursday that he will be holding a press conference in […]


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Driverless trucking approved in Louisiana

July 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Louisiana will soon permit autonomous semitrailer trucks on its public roads, following a bill that Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last month. It’s one of the first laws in any state to regulate self-driving commercial motor vehicles, a technology that […]


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Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance

July 5, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Joe Biden, former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, said Friday he would bring back the individual mandate, the penalty for not having health insurance, which was a pillar of the Affordable Care Act. “Yes, I’d bring back the […]


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Salute to America: What to Expect From Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump has been striving for a major display of military strength and patriotic power ever since attending France’s Bastille Day in 2017. This Independence Day, Trump just might get his wish. Washington, D.C.’s Fourth of July celebrations will […]


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Trump and Xi Agree to Truce in US-China Trade War

July 1, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese […]


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Harris Has a Strong Showing, Stuns Biden on Night 2 of Democratic Debate

June 28, 2019

Via: Fortune

California Senator Kamala Harris served notice Thursday that she’s a strong contender for president clashing with former Vice President Joe Biden on his stances about race and busing. While Biden wasted no time bashing President Donald Trump during the second […]


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US economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first quarter

June 27, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between […]


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FedEx sues US over screening requirements in Huawei dispute as China tensions rise

June 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

FedEx sued the U.S. Department of Commerce to block it from enforcing regulations requiring it to screen and block packages coming into the U.S. that may pose a threat to national security — placing the shipping company directly in the […]