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Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries

Oct 18 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge practices it sees as unfairly advantageous to China.

Alcoa asks U.S. government for tariff exemption on Canadian aluminum

Aug 06 2018

WASHINGTON Alcoa Corp on Monday asked the U.S. Commerce Department to exempt from tariffs its purchases of 40,000 metric tons of Canadian aluminum used to make beverage cans, adding to thousands of requests for such relief.

U.S. sees national security risk from Broadcom's Qualcomm deal

Mar 07 2018

A U.S. government national security panel has identified potential risks that warrant a full investigation of Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion bid for chipmaker Qualcomm Inc , a senior U.S. Treasury official said in a letter to the companies on Monday. | Video

Businesses like investment tax breaks, but will they spend?

Dec 19 2017

Jerry Zeitler says a sweeping Republican tax overhaul will encourage him to take a bigger bite next year out of his $3 million wish list of new equipment for the metal-stamping operation he runs outside Cleveland.

U.S. tax debate employing more than half of Washington's lobbyists: report

Dec 01 2017

WASHINGTON More than half of the registered lobbyists in Washington have worked on tax issues in 2017, a report showed on Friday, as lawmakers in the U.S. capital scramble to conclude a year-long effort to pass a tax reform bill before Christmas.

Prospect of tougher antitrust regulation worries deal investors

Nov 21 2017

WASHINGTON The top U.S. antitrust regulator has sent a chilling message to dealmakers with his opposition to AT&T Inc buying Time Warner Inc : Companies do not have to be competitors for their merger to hurt competition, and there are no simple fixes to get such deals approved.

Prospect of tougher antitrust regulation worries deal investors

Nov 21 2017

WASHINGTON The top U.S. antitrust regulator has sent a chilling message to dealmakers with his opposition to AT&T Inc buying Time Warner Inc: Companies do not have to be competitors for their merger to hurt competition, and there are no simple fixes to get such deals approved.

Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

Nov 17 2017

WASHINGTON All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company. | Video

U.S. court strikes down Obama-era rule on tax inversions

Oct 02 2017

WASHINGTON A federal court in Texas on Friday ruled that the Obama administration acted unlawfully last year when its Treasury Department cracked down on U.S. companies that try to reduce their U.S. taxes by rebasing abroad, in a process known as inversion.

U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

Sep 15 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for free. | Video

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