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Senate Confirms Treasury Tax Law Architect as Deputy Secretary

Justin Muzinich, a former Wall Street banker, joins the top ranks of President Trump’s economic team.

McConnell says Senate will take up criminal justice bill this month

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will take up a significant criminal justice reform bill this month to overhaul the nation's prison and sentencing laws, paving the way for its passage before the end of the year.

Red Sox are latest team reportedly looking to shed payroll as MLB continues to abide by informal salary cap

Teams are going out of their way to avoid the competitive balance tax

Marketwatch /
Capitol Report: Brady introduces new version of tax bill that would remove age limit on IRA contributions

The head of the House tax-writing committee has introduced a new version of year-end legislation that would remove the age limit on IRA ...

Beto O'Rourke narrowly tops wide-open 2020 presidential straw poll

The progressive group had backed Bernie Sanders in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.

Station nixes ban on controversial song after "overwhelming" poll results

San Francisco’s KOIT radio station announced it was returning the controversial "Baby It’s Cold Outside" holiday song to its daily playlist

USA Today /
Connecticut holds No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports women's basketball poll

The Huskies hold the spot ahead of Notre Dame, Louisville, Baylor and Mississippi State.        

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote this month on bill to overhaul criminal justice system

McConnell has said for weeks that there was little time left to act on the bipartisan legislation with higher priorities such as a bill to keep the government open and a farm bill. But on Tuesday, he said that at the request of the president and changes to the legislation, the Senate could consider the […]

Paris protests open up rift on American left, spark U.S. climate change debate

Progressives are split over how to tackle global warming without sparking a populist revolt against a carbon tax and higher gas prices.

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Slain Saudi Writer, Other Journalists Named Time's 'Person of the Year'

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of journalists who were named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" Tuesday. The publication ...

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EU Will 'Follow Closely' French Deficit after Macron Measures

EU economics affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday said Brussels will keep close watch over France's new spending plans, a day after ...

Macron promises minimum wage hike amid protests

French President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the recent protests in Paris. He promised an increase to the minimum wage and tax relief for struggling workers. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata has the latest.

Poll Attacks: It's ridiculous that an AP Top 25 voter left Kansas, Duke and Tennessee off his ballot

Why a voter in the AP Top 25 was the only one who left the Jayhawks, Blue Devils and Vols out of his rankings

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Macron Pledges Tax Cuts, Minimum-Wage Boost to Placate Protesters

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to boost the minimum wage and cut taxes on some pensioners in an attempt to placate “yellow vest” protesters ...

Time /
Macron Promises Tax Cuts and Pleads for Calm Amid Yellow Vest Protests in France

The French leader reiterated earlier promises to raise the minimum wage

Macron announces wage rise, tax relief after another weekend of rioting

"I know I've hurt some of you with my words. I want tonight to be very clear with you: I've fought to shake up the system that we have in place," Macron said Monday night.

The Guardian /
Europe holds it breath as Macron scrambles to quell protests | Jon Henley

Fragility at home risks undermining French leader’s international agendaNot just France but Europe should hope the tax concessions and minimum wage rise Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday will prove sufficient to quell more than a month of violent and destabilising anti-government protests.With more than 1,250 people arrested, 400 injured and an ...

Reuters /
U.S. lawmakers to unveil revised criminal justice bill in push for final passage

A proposed overhaul of America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards was being revised on Monday as U.S. lawmakers scrambled to win enough support for it ahead of the end of the year, senators said.

Reuters /
To quell unrest, France's Macron speeds up tax cuts but vows no U-turn

France's President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to ...

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Puerto Rico Overhauls Tax Laws to Help Workers, Businesses

Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and ...

Washinton Post /
Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France’s anger subside?

French President Emmanuel Macron breaks silence on protests, promises tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners

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‘I saw them’: Macron seeks to appease ‘yellow vest’ protesters with wage increase and tax relief

After weeks of violence, the French president acknowledges the anger driving the demonstrations.

Students blockade schools ahead of Macron address

France's beleaguered president, Emmanuel Macron, will address the nation later Monday amid widespread protests that over the past four weeks have morphed from a grassroots movement against fuel tax hikes, to disparate demonstrations against his presidency.

Alberta's UCP, environmental groups to intervene in Saskatchewan carbon tax case

Alberta's United Conservative Party will be allowed to intervene in an upcoming court case involving the Province of Saskatchewan and Ottawa over the national carbon tax.

GM launches lobbying blitz to save EV tax credit for buyers

The $7,500 consumer incentive is crucial for the carmaker's electric vehicle sales, and it's fighting hard to save it

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