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    Stock Buybacks Soar to Another Record

    By Michael Rainey

    U.S. companies announced more than $346 billion in share buybacks in the second quarter of 2018, according to data released by the investment research firm TrimTabs last week, shattering the previous...

  • Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Boost Incomes for Majority of Americans: Study

    By Michael Rainey

    Although Republicans have sold their tax cuts as a sure-fire way to create jobs and boost incomes for middle- and working-class Americans, a recent economic study casts more doubt on that still-...

  • Government Revenues Drop as Tax Cuts Kick In

    By Michael Rainey

    Corporate tax receipts in June were 33 percent lower than a year ago, according to data released by the Treasury Department Thursday, as companies made smaller estimated payments due to the reduction...

  • Your Gym Membership Could Soon Be a Tax Break

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A bipartisan bill passed by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday would allow taxpayers to claim new tax breaks for gym memberships, exercise classes and other fitness expenses, The Wall...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lee questions Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch during Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Some GOP Senators Want to Slash Gas Taxes — and Federal Highway Spending

    By Michael Rainey

    Republican Sens. Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz introduced a bill Tuesday that would dramatically reduce federal involvement in transportation systems in the U.S. The Transportation Empowerment...

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    The Steep Costs of Tax Cuts Since 2001

    By Michael Rainey

    Tax cuts enacted since the turn of the 21 st century have added nearly $6 trillion to the deficit while disproportionately benefiting wealthy households, according to a new study from the Institute...

  • Why the GOP Tax Cuts May Not Boost Growth

    By Michael Rainey

    Experts have sparred over just how much economic growth will be generated as a result of the Republican tax law, but most agree that the permanent reduction in corporate tax rates and temporary drop...

  • GOP Lawmakers Push to Make It Harder to Raise State Taxes

    Republican state lawmakers are taking preemptive action to make it harder for Democrats to raise taxes and enact a progressive agenda if they score big election victories this year. The Washington...

  • Could California’s Gas-Tax Battle Decide Who Controls Congress?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    California lawmakers last year passed a 12-cent gasoline tax to fund a campaign to fix the state’s roads and bridges. Now, The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney reports, a ballot measure to repeal the...

  • Worrying About the Next Recession

    When will the next recession hit? It’s been more than nine years since the Great Recession officially ended , and the U.S. economy is about a year away from passing the 1990s expansion to become the...

  • Corporate Tax Cuts a ‘Gift That Keeps on Giving’

    By Michael Rainey

    If the first quarter financial results are any indication, the Republican tax cuts are providing larger-than-expected benefits for American corporations, says Bloomberg’s Stephen Gandel . And if the...

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    Map of the Day: Beer Taxes in Every State

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Taxes are the largest single part of the retail price of beer, accounting for roughly 40 percent of what consumers pay at the register, according to the sounds-awfully-fun-to-work-at Beer Institute...

  • Why Companies Aren’t Investing Their Tax Cut Windfalls

    By Michael Rainey

    We’re five months into the new business tax system in the U.S., and while companies are clearly pleased with the drop in the top rate to 21 percent, they’re not quite sure what to do with the cash...

  • Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the House Budget Committee about President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill

    Mulvaney: Democratic Criticism of CHIP Clawbacks Is Pure Hypocrisy

    Mick Mulvaney is firing back at Democratic critics of the White House’s plan to cut $15.4 billion in spending, including $7 billion in unspent funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In...

  • Tax Cuts Fuel Record Bank Profits

    By Michael Rainey

    Thanks in part to the tax cuts taking effect this year, banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reported record earnings of $56 billion for the first quarter of 2018. That...

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