Tax reform

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attend a parliamentary session in Athens, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The head of Greece's main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote in the government, objecting to a deal reached between the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia to settle a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 14, 2018 - 2:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved Thursday the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors, as the country approaches the end of its international bailout. Lawmakers in the 300-member parliament voted 154-144 to approve the bill, with two deputies not present. The legislation...
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Leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, addresses the media after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale presidential palace, in Rome, Monday, May 14, 2018. Italy’s rival populist leaders asked for more time to make a coalition deal. Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini cited “notable” difference on key issues like stopping the flood of migrants to Italy. He also said he’d insist on justice reform, dear to ally Silvio Berlusconi. Luigi Di Maio for his part told Italy’s president Monday he wants the voter base of his 5-Star Movement to have their say before any coalition deal is finalized. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's two populist leaders are brushing off fears in Brussels and the markets over the outlines of their possible government, and are insisting they are close to a deal designed to help ordinary Italians. League leader Matteo Salvini and 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio said talks...
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In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle. Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2018 - 5:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the January-March increase came in better than expected, supporting hopes for a solid rebound for the rest...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three of America's biggest banks reported higher profits Friday, with a huge assist from the tax law passed late last year. JPMorgan reported a record quarterly profit, while Citigroup and Wells Fargo topped analyst expectations. Banks are expected to be major beneficiaries of the...
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CORRECTS THE NUMBER OF STATES TO 15, NOT 16 - FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responds to a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra led attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia to file a motion to intervene in a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, from left, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, confer before a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Already one of the wealthiest lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Buchanan could become even wealthier after he and other Republicans muscled a sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code through Congress that has breaks for the industries that generate most of his income. The tax code overhaul signed into law late last year by President Donald Trump is especially generous to real estate businesses and car dealerships _ the main sources of Buchanan’s income. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
April 02, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida congressman who's already among the wealthiest U.S. lawmakers stands to become even richer after he and other Republicans muscled a sweeping rewrite of the tax code through Congress. The overhaul, signed into law by President Donald Trump, includes breaks for the real...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump’s federal tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon. Democrats created a plan to avoid losing hundreds of millions of dollars, but Republicans are using it to try to make political inroads in this deep blue state. Brown faces re-election, and Republicans said the divisive proposal is one of their main tools against her. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
March 30, 2018 - 2:14 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax overhaul is a short-term boon for most states, but one is set to miss out entirely: Oregon. Instead of a bonus, Oregon faces a loss of $217 million in the two years after the overhaul goes into effect, the largest of any state that has revealed its...
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In this March 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump still remains unpopular with the majority of Americans, 58 percent. But the 42 percent who say they now approve of the job he’s doing as president is up seven points from a month ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping President Donald Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump remains unpopular with the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, surrounded by members of congress and supporters, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. The new tax law ends a benefit long prized by business for schmoozing with customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in big glitzy boxes at sports stadiums, or even at minor league games in small towns with loyal company backers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 17, 2018 - 2:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing? The new tax law ends a benefit prized by business for impressing customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in the pricey boxes at sports stadiums, or even at Double-A baseball games in...
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