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  • Democrats Take Aim at Capital Gains

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation Wednesday that would end a tax break on carried interest – the share of profits that hedge fund and private equity...

  • A Surprise Move for Prescription Drug Prices

    Prescription drug prices did something last month they haven’t done in 47 years: they went down. The monthly Consumer Price Index report released Tuesday showed a 1.0 percent decline in the price of...

  • Once Again: The GOP Tax Cuts Are Not Paying for Themselves

    A handful of supply-side enthusiasts are sticking to their claim that the Republican tax cuts are paying for themselves, with Art Laffer making that argument on CNBC just last week, but the...

  • U.S. President Trump departs for Alabama from the White House in Washington

    Trump Cranks Up the Pressure on Senate GOP Over His ‘National Emergency’

    Senate Republicans are in a bind. President Trump on Wednesday refused to help them out of it. The Senate is slated to take up a resolution Thursday disapproving of Trump’s declaration of a national...

  • Spending More for Less Health Care

    An analysis of more than 1.8 billion medical claims by the Health Care Cost Institute found that prices for health care services rose about 13 percent between 2012 and 2016, while usage dropped by...