National taxes

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2018, file photo a person uses a soda fountain dispenser at the Back Bowl bowling alley in Eagle, Colo. A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales but whether they influence health remains unclear. The new results were published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:35 am
A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear. The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into account an increase in sales in...
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A worker walks near truck trailers and cargo containers, Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. U.S. and Chinese negotiators resumed trade talks Friday under increasing pressure after President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing promised to retaliate. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 11, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs standoff between the United States and China (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He says trade talks with the United States have not broken down. Hong Kong's Phoenix TV on Saturday showed Liu telling reporters that the failure to reach...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., is joined at right by Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at a hearing on taxpayer noncompliance on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Neal issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 11, 2019 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat has issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to deliver them. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., issued...
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FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows a display of back to school backpacks in Pittsburgh. The latest round of China tariff hikes, which went into effect Friday, May 10, 2019. will hit a range of consumer goods, including, backpacks, furniture and seafood. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Trump administration more than doubling tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports, will Americans soon see higher prices on store shelves? Yes, but it may take a few weeks. U.S. import taxes on $200 billion of Chinese goods jumped to 25% on Friday, from 10%, as...
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President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump, left, smile during a one year anniversary event for her Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2019 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acknowledged taking massive tax write offs for real estate losses topping $1 billion from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, calling it "sport" among developers like himself during that period. Trump was reacting to a New York Times report Tuesday that...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 07, 2019 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel's...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders. Monday's lawsuit against the tax agency, from New York Attorney General Letitia James and New...
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May 01, 2019 - 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Congress rendered former President Barack Obama's signature health care law completely unconstitutional in 2017 by eliminating the tax penalty for not having insurance, the Trump administration and a coalition of Republican-led states told a federal appeals court Wednesday. The "...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. and other Democrats, talk to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30, 2019 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with top Democrats (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Democratic congressional leaders say they have reached an agreement with President Donald Trump to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the $2...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump and Pelosi and Schumer are coming together in search of a plan to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure. It’s seen as the issue with the best chance for the two sides to work together _ though the odds aren’t good. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 30, 2019 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time President Donald Trump sat down with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, the president walked out in a huff and dismissed their government shutdown talks as a "total waste of time." Nearly four months later, the leaders are at...
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