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Economists expect modest boost from tax cuts
December 4th, 2017. 12:34 AM

Economists expect a modest boost from tax cuts, worry that NAFTA rewrite will ding growth

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Business economists expect modest boost from tax cuts
December 4th, 2017. 12:17 AM

Business economists expect a modest boost from tax cuts, worry that NAFTA rewrite will ding growth

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McConnell: Tax bill won't add to nation's debt woes
December 2nd, 2017. 6:34 PM

Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing projections that the Senate's tax bill would add to the nation's debt woes

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Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes
November 29th, 2017. 9:32 PM

Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose the automatic tax increases if their sweeping tax package doesn't meet revenue projections

Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso, Orrin Hatch, John Thune, John Cornyn
Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes
November 29th, 2017. 4:21 PM

Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose the automatic tax increases if their sweeping tax package doesn't meet revenue projections

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Yellen suggests a continuation of gradual rate hikes
November 29th, 2017. 3:29 PM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen projects continuation of gradual Fed rate hikes

Yellen suggests a continuation of gradual rate hikes
Tax bill advances, final Senate vote uncertain
November 28th, 2017. 4:22 PM

A key Senate committee has advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate, handing GOP leaders a victory as they try to pass the nation's first tax overhaul in 31 years

Orrin Hatch, John Cornyn, Patrick Toomey, Tim Scott
Powell says he favors loosening some bank regulations
November 28th, 2017. 3:57 PM

Trump's selection for Fed chairman says some bank regulations can be loosened

Powell says he favors loosening some bank regulations
World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long
November 28th, 2017. 6:24 AM

The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and more people are working _ but the high growth isn't expected to last long

World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long
Senators consider automatic tax hikes if revenue falls short
November 27th, 2017. 6:40 PM

Senate Republicans are considering a trigger that would automatically increase taxes if their tax package doesn't generate as much revenue as they expect

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This Week: Consumer confidence, 3Q GDP, US auto sales
November 27th, 2017. 1:00 AM

This Week: Consumer confidence, 3Q GDP, US auto sales

This Week: Consumer confidence, 3Q GDP, US auto sales
German business confidence rises amid optimism about future
November 24th, 2017. 4:13 AM

A closely watched survey shows German business confidence hit a new record in November, as firms' optimism about the future offset their slightly more pessimistic feelings about their current situation

German business confidence rises amid optimism about future
US businesses getting more optimistic over French economy
November 23rd, 2017. 4:47 AM

U.S. businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years _ but want to see more progress first in President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to reduce labor costs and simplify taxes

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Fed minutes show general support for 3rd rate hike this year
November 22nd, 2017. 5:17 PM

Fed officials likely to boost key rate soon, though some remain concerned about inflation

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UK budget sees economy wilting under Brexit pressure
November 22nd, 2017. 11:24 AM

Britain's Treasury chief has outlined cautious spending plans to a nation bracing for the shock of Britain's departure from the European Union amid a steady worsening of economic forecasts.

UK budget sees economy wilting under Brexit pressure
UK budget holds off big help for economy hurt by Brexit
November 22nd, 2017. 9:44 AM

Britain's Treasury chief under pressure to ease austerity in budget, but has little room for spending increases as Brexit shock looms

UK budget holds off big help for economy hurt by Brexit
UK Treasury chief between rock and hard place on budget
November 22nd, 2017. 7:32 AM

Britain's Treasury chief under pressure to ease austerity in budget, but has little room for spending increases as Brexit shock looms

UK Treasury chief between rock and hard place on budget
AAA expects 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving
November 16th, 2017. 1:05 PM

AAA expects more than 50 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving, with a growing economy and low unemployment putting people in the traveling mood

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UK inflation unexpectedly holds steady at 3 percent
November 14th, 2017. 5:27 AM

Official figures show that inflation in Britain held steady at 3 percent in the year to October

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German economy sees 0.8 percent growth in 3rd quarter
November 14th, 2017. 2:36 AM

The German economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.8 percent in the third quarter compared with the previous three-month period

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