AT&T says govt failed to show price hikes from merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending court approval of its huge merger with Time Warner, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department failed to show that the merger will raise wholesale prices for pay-TV p...

Debate on new tax cuts undercut by GOP election pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are debating a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026. But the move is undercut by electi...

Senate OKs Trump choice for IRS head over Democrats' protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS over the protests of many Democrats. They opposed the nomination because of a new IRS policy...

House Republicans seek permanent tax cuts as elections loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts ...

Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action ove...

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a...

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in; accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a...

DOJ: Judge who allowed merger was wrong about competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department says it proved that AT&T's mega-merger with Time Warner will hurt competition, and the judge who allowed the takeover was clearly wrong to conclude c...

Auditors: 30M taxpayers will owe more due to low withholding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld...

Trump officials predict sustained growth in the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's top economic advisers are forecasting an economy that will continue to grow, an assessment few outside economists agree with. Treasury Secretary Ste...

Overseer of Fannie, Freddie in probe for alleged harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal regulator whose agency oversees mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment of an employee. T...

House Republicans seek more tax cuts as elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business i...

House GOP launches push for permanent individual tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business i...

Some Democrats opposing nominee to protest IRS donor policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Senate Democrats say they'll vote against President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS to protest a new agency policy allowing some groups to hide their donors' identities...

Govt lifts donor disclosure for some tax-exempt groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lifting requirements for some tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefi...