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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, production workers stack newspapers onto a cart at the Janesville Gazette Printing & Distribution plant in Janesville, Wis. The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The tariffs unveiled Thursday, Aug. 2, are mostly lower than those originally announced earlier this year but would still impose an anti-dumping border tax as high as 16.88 percent. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The revised tariffs unveiled Thursday are mostly lower than those originally imposed earlier this year. But they would still hit the paper...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese actress Fan has disappeared from social media amid rumors she is the target of a tax evasion investigation and that she, her brother and boyfriend have been barred from leaving China. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 02, 2018 - 1:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation. Fan, 36, usually maintains a prominent presence on China's main microblogging service Weibo, where she has more than 62 million...
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This Nov. 17, 2017 file photo shows an exterior view of the Apple Park Visitor Center during its grand opening in Cupertino, Calif. A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday, July 30, 2018, voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:35 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple Inc. The Cupertino City Council on Tuesday voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters, The Mercury News of...
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August 01, 2018 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing raising planned taxes on $200 billion in Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent, turning up the pressure on Beijing in a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. The United States has already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:28 am
ROME (AP) — The Italian and French economic ministers say they will work for the speedy adoption of an EU Commission proposal to tax digital services from the end of this year. Meeting Wednesday in the Italian capital, Italian economic minister Giovanni Tria and his French counterpart Bruno Le...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, left, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, walks with this wife Kathleen Manafort, as they arrive at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va. Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 31, 2018 - 2:54 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort's trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Prosecutors say President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed. Administration officials said Tuesday, July 31, that Mnuchin prefers deferring to Congress. But he does have his department studying the economic impact of such a change and the legality of proceeding without congressional approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 31, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed. Administration officials said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 31, 2018 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, tweeting that the billionaire industrialists are a "total joke in real Republican circles" and that he is "a puppet for no one." It's the latest salvo between the president and Charles and David Koch, who did not...
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July 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Monday the federal government plans to borrow $329 billion in the current July-September quarter. That's the highest third-quarter figure in eight years, as the government faces rising borrowing needs due to higher budget deficits. Treasury said...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a tour as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump said Sunday, July 29, 2018, that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 29, 2018 - 11:50 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a...
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