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House tax bill would scrap deduction for medical expenses

What’s in the GOP proposed tax plan The tax bill unveiled by Republicans in the House on Thursday would not, as had been rumored, eliminate the tax penalty for failure to have health insurance. But it would eliminate a decades-old deduction for people with very high medical costs. The controversial bill is an effort by Republicans to revamp the nation’s tax code and provide dramatic tax cuts for business and individuals. However, its future is not yet clear because Republicans, who control both the House and Senate, appear divided on ...

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Powell would be the first investment banker to chair the Fed

What does a Trump presidency mean for the Fed? If Jerome Powell is tapped as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he’ll be the first former investment banker to hold the position. Sources tell CNN Trump is likely reveal his pick to head the Fed on Thursday, and Powell, 64, is reported to be the leading contender. He’s been a governor at the nation’s central bank since he was nominated by President Obama in 2012. At the time of his appointment, he was a visiting scholar at a Washington ...

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No deal? A messy Brexit would cost U.K. families $345 a year

UK, EU head to ‘court’ over Brexit Britain needs a new trade deal with the EU. If it fails to secure one as part of divorce talks with Brussels, a study published Tuesday predicts that higher prices will cost British households an extra £260 ($ 345) a year. The study, produced by the U.K. Trade Policy Observatory and the Resolution Foundation, predicts that 3 million of the hardest-hit families will have to fork out over £500 ($ 664). Failing to agree a new trade relationship before leaving the EU in ...

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Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea has tested nuclear bombs and missiles in defiance of the UN. Just before Mr Trump spoke, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had urged statesmanship, saying: “We must not sleepwalk our way into war.” The American leader also attacked ...

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Half-Life’s Lead Writer Shares Details on How Episode III Would Have Ended

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been just shy of a decade since Valve released Half Life 2: Episode 2. Gamers have slowly come to grips with the fact that Valve is never going to make a Half-Life 3, any more than it’s going to make a Left For Dead 3, or well, pretty much any other AAA game of note. Valve is a publisher, not a developer, and it’s focused on esports like DOTA 2. Not a great situation. ...

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Half-Life’s Lead Writer Shares Details on How Episode III Would Have Ended

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been just shy of a decade since Valve released Half Life 2: Episode 2. Gamers have slowly come to grips with the fact that Valve is never going to make a Half-Life 3, any more than it’s going to make a Left For Dead 3, or well, pretty much any other AAA game of note. Valve is a publisher, not a developer, and it’s focused on esports like DOTA 2. Not a great situation. ...

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World leaders asked how UK would 'get round' Brexit, says Hague

Business leaders and politicians asked former Foreign Secretary William Hague how the UK would “get round” the EU referendum result, he has revealed. In the Daily Telegraph, Lord Hague said he was asked the question “for months… everywhere I went abroad”. He said he explained to them that “this really is a democracy”. Lord Hague also backed a “transitional” withdrawal from the EU – as proposed by Chancellor Philip Hammond – saying it had “immense attractions”. ‘Message got through’ Lord Hague – who campaigned to remain in the EU – ...

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Who would say no? Dealing for the best aces at the deadline

8:00 AM ET It seems that every playoff contender wants pitching help as the trade deadline approaches. Pitching has been bad this season. Across the majors, teams are scoring 4.67 runs per game, six-tenths of a run more per game than in 2014 and the highest mark since 2007. A few years ago, everyone wanted hitting; now, everyone wants pitching. The three best starting pitchers in trade rumors are Yu Darvish, Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray. Those are pretty seductive names, three pitchers who have the talent to make a ...

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Europe to U.S.: Your new Russia sanctions would hurt us too

Congress reaches Russia sanctions deal Europe is fighting mad over the possibility of new U.S. sanctions targeting Russia. The headlines read as if Brussels and Washington are breaking up after years of coordinated efforts to punish Moscow over the annexation of Crimea. The rift is so severe that the European Commission, which feels its economic interests are under threat, has even hinted at retaliation if Congress moves forward without addressing its concerns. Here’s what’s going on: This is a diplomatic spat that boils down mostly to one issue: Natural gas. ...

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