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Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts People at the Top
Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.... More >>

The House and Senate Still Have Very Different Tax Bills. Here’s How They Compare.
The House tax bill, which passed on Thursday, is different in some significant ways from the Senate bill, which must still be voted on.... More >>

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters
Scarcely 5,000 estates a year fall under the tax, but those seeking to reduce or eliminate it have outsize influence.... More >>

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.... More >>

Tax Bill Thrown Into Uncertainty as First G.O.P. Senator Comes Out Against It
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he opposed both the House and Senate tax plans as written, posing a new obstacle to Republican leaders eager to overhaul the tax code.... More >>

Japan Extends Economic Growth Streak
The country’s businesses have benefited from stimulus measures and rising global demand, as output expanded for a seventh consecutive three-month period.... More >>

Lower Corporate Taxes, Higher Wages? Voters Are Skeptical
A new survey suggests that Americans are skeptical of Republican claims that cutting corporate taxes would lead to higher wages for workers.... More >>

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent.... More >>

Why Companies Like Toys ‘R’ Us Love to Go Bust in Richmond, Va.
The federal bankruptcy court in Virginia’s capital moves quickly, has expert judges and legal precedents that are favorable to companies, and a reputation for approving huge fees for lawyers.... More >>

Economic Scene: Considering the Cost of Lower Taxes
The American aversion to taxes is singular among wealthy nations and may have produced a government unequal to today’s economic and social challenges.... More >>

Haste on Tax Measures May Leave a Trail of Loopholes
When moving a bill at breakneck speed, one law that cannot be repealed is the law of unintended consequences, as corporate tax provisions may prove.... More >>

Trump Again Wades Into Tax Debate, Suggesting Repeal of Obamacare Mandate
As Republicans began debating a $1.5 trillion tax cut, President Trump suggested lawmakers cut rates further and repeal the Affordable Care Act mandate.... More >>

Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear
With fewer cultural hurdles and more financial incentives than car owners, big-rig operators are charting the route to an autonomous future.... More >>

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