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How CPAs Can Help Veterans With Health Care Questions
Jul. 15, 2014:

Veterans have many health care questions in the wake of the Veterans Affairs health care scand...
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Fed Rate-Hike Shadow Doesn't Dim Demand For U.S. Debt
Jul. 14, 2014:

The threat of higher benchmark rates from the Federal Reserve has not dimmed demand for U.S. T...
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Jobless Data Show U.S. Economy is Recovering
Jul. 11, 2014:

U.S. initial jobless claims totaled 304,000 last week, down 11,000 compared with the previous ...
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American 15-year-olds Rank Below Average in Global Financial-Literacy Survey
Jul. 10, 2014:

The U.S. scored slightly below average, at 492, for financial literacy among 15-year-old stude...
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Improper Government Payments Reached $100B in 2013
Jul. 9, 2014:

By its own reckoning, the U.S. government made $100 billion in improper payments last year in ...
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Election-ear Politics May Halt Spending Bills in Senate
Jul. 8, 2014:

Campaign tactics leading up to what are likely to be hard-fought elections are pushing the Sen...
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288,000 Jobs Added to U.S. Payrolls in June
Jul. 3, 2014:

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1%, accord...
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S&P 500 and Dow Rise to Fresh Highs
Jul. 2, 2014:

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index kicked off the se...
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Study: 1M Americans Might Lose Federally Insured Pensions
Jul. 1, 2014:

More than 1 million Americans covered by multiemployer pension plans are in danger of losing r...
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High Unemployment in the U.S. Won't Subside Until 2030, Group Predicts
Jun. 30, 2014:

The Boston Consulting Group predicts high unemployment in the U.S. through 2030 based on its c...
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U.S. Consumer Spending Rose Less Than Expected in May
Jun. 27, 2014:

Less-than-expected consumer spending last month has led several economists to lower projection...
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Millennials Will Reshape Housing Market, Study Finds
Jun. 26, 2014:

Between 2015 and 2025, millennials will make up 24 million new households, according to a stud...
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Skills Needed For Finance to Cut Through Complexity
Jun. 25, 2014:

The expansion of finance professionals' roles in an increasingly complex business environm...
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Orientation Period Allowed Before 90-day Health Insurance Waiting Period
Jun. 24, 2014:

The federal government is allowing employers to impose a one-month orientation period before t...
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U.S. Jobs, Business Data Point Up
Jun. 20, 2014:

Both the number of Americans filing for jobless benefits last week and the four-week moving av...
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Americans Were More Optimistic About Startups in 2013, Survey Finds
Jun. 19, 2014:

A survey by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor found that 47% of Americans said they were mor...
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SEC Turns Attention to Audit Fraud, Financial Reporting
Jun. 18, 2014:

Financial reporting and audit fraud are the next areas of enforcement for U.S. securities regu...
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Wall Street Predicts Iraq Fighting Will Boost Oil Prices
Jun. 17, 2014:

Before rebels started taking control of cities across northern Iraq, analysts on Wall Street w...
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What New Disclosures Will the Revenue Standard Require?
Jun. 16, 2014:

Expanded disclosures required by the new, converged revenue recognition standard are expected ...
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U.S. Retail Sales Growth Short of Economists' Expectations
Jun. 13, 2014:

Retail sales in the U.S. increased 0.3% last month, the Commerce Department said. Economists w...
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Great Recession May Have Introduced Era of Slow Growth For U.S.
Jun. 12, 2014:

Economists are increasingly expressing the view that after a sluggish emergence from the Great...
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An Overlooked Downside of Holding Profit Overseas
Jun. 10, 2014:

A Fitch Ratings report highlights risk faced by U.S. multinationals and shareholders when prof...
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Rebounds From Recessions Taking Longer
Jun. 9, 2014:

A look at past U.S. recessions and recoveries reveals a growing tendency for the economy to ta...
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U.S. Economy Added 217,000 Jobs in May
Jun. 6, 2014:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May...
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U.S. Near Post-Crisis Milestone For Jobs
Jun. 5, 2014:

The U.S. needs 113,000 more jobs to fully recover positions lost during the financial crisis. ...
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U.S. Auto Industry Posts Strongest Sales in Over 7 Years
Jun. 4, 2014:

Sales of new vehicles last month rose to an annual rate of 16.8 million, the highest pace sinc...
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U.S. Manufacturing Growth Accelerates in May
Jun. 3, 2014:

U.S. manufacturing continued to grow last month, with the Institute for Supply Management'...
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Poor Wage Growth Weighs on U.S. Economy
Jun. 2, 2014:

U.S. wage growth slowed to a trickle in April to 0.2%, extending a pattern of feeble gains tha...
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U.S. Economy Contracted in Q1 for First Time in 3 Years
May. 31, 2014:

America's gross domestic product in the first quarter declined at an annualized rate of 1%...
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U.S. Housing Market Drifts as Fed Watches helplessly
May. 29, 2014:

A tough first quarter for the U.S. housing market has diminished hopes for a healthy rebound. ...
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Equity Crowdfunding Brings New Value to Financial Sector
May. 28, 2014:

Equity crowdfunding is pushing further into the financial sector, from startup funding to real...
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IRS Sets High Penalties For Companies That Send Employees to ACA Health Exchanges
May. 27, 2014:

According to an Internal Revenue Service ruling, employers that move employees to health insur...
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U.S. Jobless Claims Bump Up, But Trend Remains Favorable
May. 23, 2014:

The number of Americans making initial claims for jobless benefits climbed more than expected ...
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8 Attributes of Great CPA Firms
May. 22, 2014:

What sets apart the top-performing accounting firms from their peers? Why do some leadership t...
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Nearly $3.7 Trillion Lost to Occupational Fraud Worldwide
May. 21, 2014:

Occupational fraud produces losses equivalent to 5% of organizational revenues worldwide, acco...
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Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to Aiding Americans' Tax Evasion
May. 20, 2014:

Credit Suisse has become the first major bank in about 20 years to plead guilty to a criminal ...
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Costs Moderate For Employer-Sponsored Health Care Costs Moderate for Employer-Sponsored Health Care
May. 19, 2014:

Costs of employer-sponsored health care plans are rising this year but at a moderate rate, wit...
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How Companies Get Overconfident with Pension Contribution Projections
May. 16, 2014:

Over the past 10 years, 71% of Standard & Poor's 500 companies have put more money in ...
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U.S. Producer Prices Post Biggest Gain Since Sept. 2012
May. 15, 2014:

The U.S. producer price index climbed the most in more than a year in April because of a highe...
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U.S. Retailers Post Almost No Sales Growth For April
May. 14, 2014:

Retail-sales growth almost disappeared last month in the U.S., increasing only 0.1%, the Comme...
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Young Adults Earn Higher Wages When Using Parents' Health Insurance, Study Finds
May. 13, 2014:

Adults under age 26 who remain on their parents' health insurance plan saw wages earned af...
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Economists Predict GDP Growth, Employment Gains For Rest of 2014
May. 12, 2014:

Economists surveyed by USA Today predict the annual rate of gross domestic product growth will...
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U.S. Jobless Claims Decline
May. 9, 2014:

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week. Although the four-wee...
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U.S. Fed Chief Refuses to be Pinned Down on Rate Boost
May. 8, 2014:

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen refused to offer any indication of when the Fed is lik...
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U.S. Economy Likely Contracted in Q1, Forecasters Say
May. 7, 2014:

Because the U.S. trade gap contracted less than anticipated in March, the economy likely shran...
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College is Still Worth it, Fed Study Finds
May. 6, 2014:

The Department of Justice is considering criminal charges against BNP Paribas and Credit Suiss...
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Fed Measures Still Show Dire Labor Situation
May. 5, 2014:

Despite the optimistic headline figures on U.S. unemployment, key indicators monitored by the ...
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U.S. Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in April
May. 2, 2014:

The Labor Department reported that 288,000 jobs were added to U.S. payrolls in April, which be...
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U.S. Economic Growth Neared Standstill in Q1
May. 1, 2014:

Growth came close to disappearing from the U.S. economy in the first quarter, based on prelimi...
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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Dips as Rise in Housing Values Slows
Apr. 30, 2014:

Faltering gains in housing values, a tougher job market and rising fuel prices contributed to ...
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Americans' Retirement Age Creeps Up
Apr. 29, 2014:

The average retirement age for Americans crept up to 62 this year, the highest since the Gallu...
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U.S. Housing Market Fades as Speculative Fervor Cools
Apr. 28, 2014:

Recent data for the key U.S. housing industry indicate the pickup in the market is flattening ...
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U.S. Jobless Claims Bump Up, But Trend Still Seen as Favorable
Apr. 25, 2014:

U.S. claims for jobless benefits rose by 24,000 last week, more than expected but at a time wh...
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Pension Slump Slows Pay Increases for S&P 1500 CEOs
Apr. 24, 2014:

Total compensation for chief executive officers of Standard & Poor's 1500 corporations...
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U.S. Sales of Existing Homes Slip Again
Apr. 23, 2014:

The difficult winter came to an end in March, but U.S. sales of existing homes showed little e...
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Survey: Higher Costs Hit U.S. Businesses
Apr. 22, 2014:

A first-quarter survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that U.S. comp...
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Banks Report Strong Growth From Asset-Management Units
Apr. 21, 2014:

Several large banks reported that year-on-year revenue from asset- and wealth-management units...
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SEC Takes Rare Enforcement Action Against Two Audit Committee Chairs
Apr. 18, 2014:

Audit committee chairs of two Chinese companies recently received enforcement actions from the...
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Fed's Yellen: Joblessness Too High to Consider Rate Rise
Apr. 17, 2014:

Unemployment in the U.S. remains too high for the central bank to raise interest rates, said J...
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Companies Return to Capital Expenditures
Apr. 16, 2014:

After years of restricted capital spending, companies appear ready to invest again in equipmen...
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U.S. Retail Sales Post Biggest Increase in 18 Months
Apr. 15, 2014:

Retail sales in the U.S. grew 1.1% in March, the biggest one-month increase since September 20...
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How a CEO is Compensated Can Affect Stock Performance
Apr. 14, 2014:

Top corporate executives' compensation is typically based, at least in part, on how well t...
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U.S. Jobless-Benefit Claims Ease to Pre-Recession Level
Apr. 11, 2014:

The weekly number of U.S. initial unemployment claims reached a milestone, falling to the lowe...
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Economists Split Over Likely Timing of Fed Rate Boost
Apr. 10, 2014:

Economists are almost equally divided between the first and second half of 2015 as to when the...
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Labor Department: U.S. Has Most Job Openings Since 2008
Apr. 9, 2014:

American businesses have more job vacancies than at any time since January 2008, according to ...
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Changes in Congressional Leadership Could Prompt Corporate Tax Reform
Apr. 8, 2014:

Companies hope to see an overhaul of the U.S. corporate tax code after the next election when ...
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Fed: Central Banks' Unconventional Policies Ease Tension
Apr. 7, 2014:

The Federal Reserve has released research showing that unconventional monetary policies from c...
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U.S. Economy Added 192,000 Jobs in March
Apr. 4, 2014:

The Labor Department reported that 192,000 jobs were added to U.S. payrolls in March, a slight...
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ADP Finds Healthy Hiring Among U.S. Companies
Apr. 3, 2014:

Private employers added 191,000 positions last month, according to a survey by ADP. The constr...
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Rise in Factory Production Marks Acceleration of U.S. Economy
Apr. 2, 2014:

The Institute for Supply Management's production index grew in March, reversing the index&...
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Stock Markets Advance After Fed's Yellen Defends Low Rates
Apr. 1, 2014:

U.S. stock markets rose Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central b...
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Why it Still Feels Like a Recession to so Many Americans
Mar. 31, 2014:

A recent analysis by the Federal Reserve pinpoints why the recession feels like it has ended f...
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Consumer Spending Olstered U.S. GDP Growth in Q4
Mar. 28, 2014:

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has raised its growth estimate for fourth-quarter gross d...
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White House Aims to Halt Social Security Strategy
Mar. 26, 2014:

The Obama administration intends to end the file-and-suspend strategy of claiming Social Secur...
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Economists: Rates Are Biggest Challenge Facing U.S. Economy
Mar. 25, 2014:

Rising interest rates are the most serious threat to the recovery of the U.S. economy, accordi...
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Revised Stress-Test Results Show Weaker Outcome For Some Banks
Mar. 24, 2014:

One day after releasing the results of its annual assessments of the financial health of the n...
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Thousands Victimized by Telephone Scam, IRS Watchdog Warns
Mar. 21, 2014:

Thousands of taxpayers have been cheated out of more than $1 million by swindlers posing as In...
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Fed to Keep Rates Low, Alter Criteria for Action
Mar. 20, 2014:

The Federal Reserve will use a less well-defined array of measures, instead of a 6.5% unemploy...
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Fed Expected to Revise Forward Guidance as Yellen Takes Helm
Mar. 18, 2014:

The Federal Reserve is expected to alter forward guidance on the course of interest rates as J...
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Fed is Expected to Dial Down Bond Buying to $55B a Month
Mar. 17, 2014:

The Federal Reserve is likely to announce a $10 billion cut in its bond-buying program this we...
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New Sales, Job Figures Show U.S. Economy Thawing
Mar. 14, 2014:

February figures for retail sales and encouraging employment figures from last week indicate t...
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Fed Seeks Answers, Assurances on Inflation, Rates
Mar. 13, 2014:

The surge in rents that has supported what little inflation the U.S. has seen of late may be a...
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Fed Official Dismisses Weak Jobs Report as Artifact of Weather
Mar. 11, 2014:

Providing another clue to Federal Reserve thinking as it pertains to the key question of emplo...
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U.S. Banks are Warned Against Excessive Risky Lending
Mar. 10, 2014:

Financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the C...
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Fed Needs to do More to Boost Employment, Yellen Says
Mar. 6, 2014:

Speaking at her official swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sa...
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Obama Unveils $3.9T Budget Proposal
Mar. 5, 2014:

President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2015 asks Congress for m...
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U.S. Prepares Sanctions on Senior Russian Officials
Mar. 4, 2014:

The U.S. is getting ready to impose sanctions on top-ranked Russian officials who have played ...
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Fed Tapering Continuity Settles Bond Markets
Mar. 3, 2014:

Measures of bond-market volatility have settled as bond traders embrace the idea that Federal ...
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Rising Revenue Cuts U.S. Budget Deficit
Feb. 28, 2014:

The U.S. budget deficit for fiscal 2013 totaled $680 billion, the smallest amount since 2008, ...
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Republican Proposal Would Eliminate Many Tax Breaks and Lower Rates
Feb. 27, 2014:

A long-anticipated proposal for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by House Ways and Means Commi...
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House GOP Tax Overhaul Won't Pass, Senators Say
Feb. 26, 2014:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a tax-overhaul proposal backed by House Wa...
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Public Pension Shortfalls Keep Building
Feb. 25, 2014:

In recent years, more than 40 states have taken action to bring rising public pension costs un...
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Global Tax Agreement Moves Forward; OECD Eyes Digital Transactions
Feb. 24, 2014:

The Group of 20 nations has endorsed an international standard being developed by the Organiza...
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White House Budget to Focus on Corporate Tax Avoidance Strategies
Feb. 21, 2014:

The White House is expected to propose tax rules to limit profit shifting for U.S. companies w...
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Fed Officials Divided on Economic Issues, Minutes Show
Feb. 20, 2014:

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting show that policymakers failed to agree ...
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Major Bond Dealers Bullish on U.S.Economy Dump Treasurys
Feb. 19, 2014:

Big Wall Street bond dealers, increasingly optimistic about the likely growth of the U.S. econ...
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Rising Student Debt Threatens U.S. Housing Recovery
Feb. 18, 2014:

Housing experts are becoming concerned that more than $1 trillion of debt owed on student loan...
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IRS Receives 27.3M Returns in First Week of Filing Season
Feb. 17, 2014:

For the first week of filing season, the Internal Revenue Service received 27.3 million tax re...
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OECD unveils global standard for tax-information exchange
Feb. 14, 2014:

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has developed a standard under which...
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Senate Passes Bill to Suspend U.S. Debt Limit
Feb. 13, 2014:

The Senate voted 55-43 in a party-line vote to approve legislation that would suspend the U.S....
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House Passes Bill Suspending Debt Limit Without Conditions
Feb. 12, 2014:

The House voted 221-201 to suspend the U.S. debt limit for one year. The measure is what lawma...
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IRS Further Delays Health Insurance Penalty for Companies With Fewer Than 100 Employees
Feb. 11, 2014:

The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that, for mid-size companies, it is further dela...
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Some Whistle-Blowers Find IRS Not So Willing to Pay Out Rewards
Feb. 10, 2014:

Critics say the Internal Revenue Service is reluctant to pay out rewards under the whistle-blo...
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U.S. Economic Data Deliver Mixed Message
Feb. 7, 2014:

A new batch of indicators for the U.S. economy painted a mixed picture. December exports were ...
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Number of U.S. Public Companies Grew in 2013
Feb. 6, 2014:

 For the first time since 1999, the number of U.S. stock market listings increased in 201...
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Health care law to affect workforce, CBO forecasts
Feb. 5, 2014:

The Affordable Care Act will cause millions of Americans to cut the number of hours they work ...
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Tax season adds pressure to debt-ceiling deadline, Treasury secretary says
Feb. 4, 2014:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling as quickly as possible as...
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States Consider What To Do With Budget Surpluses
Feb. 3, 2014:

Many states, including California, Colorado and New York, are seeing budget surpluses from mor...
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U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Pace in Q4 on Broad Base of Gains
Jan. 31, 2014:

With a lift from a 3.3% increase in household spending, the U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annual...
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Treasury Explains How "MyRA" Retirement Accounts Work
Jan. 30, 2014:

At a public appearance in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandu...
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Obama Pledges to Use Executive Power to Fight Economic Disparity
Jan. 29, 2014:

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that he will use executive power...
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Obama to Spotlight Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor
Jan. 28, 2014:

President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to talk about the divide betwee...
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Survey: Economists Say U.S. Health Care Law Won't Affect Hiring
Jan. 27, 2014:

The U.S. health care law will have no effect on how well businesses do in the future or how ma...
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