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Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts
June 20th, 2018  10:13 PM

Australia's prime minister has achieved an important political victory with the Senate passing personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade

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Lawmakers approve family leave, sales tax, $15 minimum wage
June 20th, 2018  7:39 PM

Lawmakers have approved a bill that would require paid family leave in Massachusetts and gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour and establish a permanent summer sales tax holiday

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The Latest: Deal on family leave, sales tax, minimum wage
June 20th, 2018  6:52 PM

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise bill that could keep three hotly contested questions off the November ballot.

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Business Highlights
June 20th, 2018  5:24 PM

Business Highlights

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McCaskill's husband invested in hedge fund tied to Caymans
June 20th, 2018  1:57 PM

Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation

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Correction: Western Electric Grid story
June 20th, 2018  1:34 PM

Correction: Western Electric Grid story

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Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security
June 20th, 2018  1:33 PM

Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security

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How to navigate confusing gov't loan forgiveness program
June 20th, 2018  12:35 PM

How to navigate the murky waters of the public service loan forgiveness program

How to navigate confusing gov't loan forgiveness program
EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday
June 20th, 2018  12:34 PM

The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday
Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares
June 19th, 2018  9:48 PM

Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand

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California lawmakers move closer to regional electric grid
June 19th, 2018  9:18 PM

A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other states in the U.S. West

California lawmakers move closer to regional electric grid
The Latest: Western electric grid bill clears hurdle
June 19th, 2018  3:54 PM

A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states

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Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine
June 19th, 2018  2:41 PM

Parents who have given marijuana-based products to their epileptic children for years are worried that possible U.S. approval of the first pot-based prescription drug could limit their options

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine
California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit
June 19th, 2018  2:28 PM

California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit
Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
June 18th, 2018  7:14 PM

Senate approves defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S.

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE
June 18th, 2018  6:43 PM

Senate approves defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S.

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Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules
June 18th, 2018  3:18 PM

The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is among the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish

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UK House of Lords renews Brexit headache for government
June 18th, 2018  1:26 PM

Britain's House of Lords is making another attempt to win Parliament a greater say over the country's departure from the European Union

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China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms
June 15th, 2018  10:43 PM

A set of retaliatory tariffs released by China includes a plan to tax American lobster exports, potentially jeopardizing one of the biggest markets for the premium seafood

China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms
Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race
June 15th, 2018  5:36 PM

Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

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