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  • Tax Cuts Could Prompt the Fed to Raise Interest Rates Faster

    By Jeff Cox, CNBC

    In addition to driving up the national budget deficit, the Republican-sponsored tax reform plan also likely will push up growth and cause the Fed to hike interest rates faster than it had planned,...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) awaits the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Republicans Change Their Tune on Tax Cuts and the Debt

    The details are coming. Really. Well, maybe. What we know for now is that we’re supposed to get more information on the Republican tax reform plan next week. In the meantime, to the frustration of...

  • FILE PHOTO - Euro, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, pound and Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration, January 21, 2016.   REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo

    Global Debt May Be Understated by $13 Trillion

    By Saikat Chatterjee, Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global debt may be under-reported by around $13 trillion because traditional accounting practices exclude foreign exchange derivatives used to hedge international trade and foreign...

  • Taxes

    How Low Can Tax Rates Really Go?

    Somebody’s going to end up disappointed: A new analysis by the Tax Policy Center finds that even if Congress eliminated virtually every one of the more than 200 tax breaks on the books for businesses...

  • File photo of a demonstrator holding a pamphlet outside a "Defund Obamacare Tour" rally in Indianapolis

    The Last-Ditch Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare

    By Bob Bryan, Business Insider

    A group of Senate Republicans on Wednesday rolled out a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but it faces an almost-certain legislative roadblock. The bill was written by...

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