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  • 5) Washington, D.C.

    A 'Terrible Intergenerational Transfer:' Pros and Cons of the Tax Cuts

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a three-hour hearing Wednesday on the effects of the Republican tax overhaul. We tuned in so you wouldn’t have to. As you might have expected, the hearing was...

  • Business Investment Picking Up Steam

    By Michael Rainey

    Companies in the S&P 500 are increasing spending on their businesses at the fastest rate since 2011, The Wall Street Journal reports . Capex investment, which includes things like building...

  • District of Columbia

    Congress Has a Lot to Do Before Summer Break

    By Michael Rainey

    With the tax cuts passed and the White House increasingly focused on foreign policy, Republicans in Congress have set many of their top agenda items – from Obamacare repeal to immigration reform – on...

  • A customer prepares to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

    Rising Gas Prices Eat Into the Tax Cuts

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The monthly retail sales report due Tuesday morning should shed some light on the tug of war consumers are facing between the bump in take-home pay from the tax cuts and increasing toll they face at...

  • Will States Win Big with Legal Sports Gambling?

    The Supreme Court has cleared the way for more states to bet on sports gambling as a source of revenue. In a 6-3 decision , the high court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a 1992 federal ban...

  • A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed Irish flag in this illustration taken September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

    Will the New Tax Law Keep Companies in the US?

    By Michael Rainey

    One of the selling points for the Republican tax overhaul has been that it would put an end to U.S. companies moving overseas in order to reduce their tax bills. The argument is simple: Reducing the...

  • District of Columbia

    Fiscal Policy Isn’t Having Much Effect on the Economy: Brookings

    By Michael Rainey

    For all the debate over the economic impact of the tax cuts and the boost in the federal budget, it looks like fiscal policy had little effect on growth in the first three months of 2018. According...

  • U.S. 1040 Individual Income Tax forms are seen in New York

    US Workers’ Taxes Were About Average in 2017, OECD Says

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The taxes American workers pay on their wages are on par with those paid by workers in other developed countries, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • FILE PHOTO - A worker guides a steel beam into place at a construction site in San Francisco, California September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

    Is Business Investment Falling Flat?

    By Michael Rainey

    The Census Bureau on Thursday issued what some saw as disappointing numbers for durable goods orders in March. While the topline results showed a 2.6 percent increase on a monthly basis, core capital...

  • Are the Tax Cuts Boosting the Economy? Why It’s Too Soon to Tell

    By Michael Rainey

    The government’s first estimate of economic growth at the beginning of 2018 was better than expected: GDP increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said...

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