Posts Tagged ‘congress’

Week Ahead: Markets at Mercy of Washington and Europe

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

European finance ministers meet Monday and Tuesday as Ireland votes on its budget. The White House and Congress, meanwhile, are seen moving toward a compromise on the Bush tax cuts.

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Week Ahead: Markets at Mercy of Washington and Europe

Ending the Bush-Era Tax Cuts Won’t Just Affect the Wealthy

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Unless Congress hammers out an agreement on extending a whole range of tax breaks beyond this year, many Americans will find it more expensive to be married, have a child, send them to college or buy an energy-efficient car.

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Ending the Bush-Era Tax Cuts Won’t Just Affect the Wealthy

Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad for US Economy, Stocks

Friday, October 29th, 2010

“Should a split Congress be the result of the November 2 elections, the resulting uncertainty may just end up adding one more stone to this already high wall of worry,” says one strategist.

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Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad for US Economy, Stocks

Decide Whether to Extend Tax Cuts Now: GOP’s Boehner

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said Congress should settle the issue of whether to extend tax cuts now rather than leave it until after November elections.

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Decide Whether to Extend Tax Cuts Now: GOP’s Boehner

Obama to Propose Permanent Research Tax Credit

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

President Barack Obama will ask Congress Wednesday to increase and permanently extend a tax credit for business research as a way of boosting job growth, administration officials said Sunday.

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Obama to Propose Permanent Research Tax Credit

Letting Bush Tax Cuts Die Would Kill Recovery: Analysts

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The nascent US economic recovery would be halted in 2011 if Congress fails to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, analysts at Deutsche Bank said.

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Letting Bush Tax Cuts Die Would Kill Recovery: Analysts

Financial Reform Lobbying Turns Focus Toward Details

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Well before Congress reached agreement on its financial overhaul legislation, industry lobbyists and consumer advocates started preparing for the next battle: influencing the creation of new rules and regulations.

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Financial Reform Lobbying Turns Focus Toward Details

Week Ahead: Banking Reform Will Overshadow Even the Fed

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Banking reform will likely overshadow the Fed in the coming week, as Congress edges closer to a new financial regulatory reform bill whose effect on the financial sector remains murky.

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Week Ahead: Banking Reform Will Overshadow Even the Fed

Investment Fund Tax Break Set To End, But Not Without Fight

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

The protracted fight over carried interest underscores the difficulty Congress faces in trying to close tax loopholes for businesses, even with sprawling budget deficits and widespread public dismay about Wall Street, the NY Times reports.

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Investment Fund Tax Break Set To End, But Not Without Fight