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  • Tax Cuts Help Drive Corporate Buybacks to Record High

    Companies are buying their own stocks at a record pace this year, according to Birinyi Associates, an investment firm in Westport, Connecticut. U.S. corporations announced $170.8 billion in stock...

  • The Basic Problem with Trump’s Rosy Economic Projections

    The U.S. economy grew 2.5 percent last year and the new White House budget assumes real GDP growth will come in at 2.8 percent or better every year over the next decade. Economists elsewhere — like...

  • A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church

    A Bridge Too Far? Trump May Back Raising the Gas Tax

    President Trump might be open to raising the gas tax by 25 cents a gallon to raise money for infrastructure projects, but the idea faces a long, tough road at best . While the influential Chamber of...

  • Why Health Care Spending Is Headed Higher

    Health care spending in the U.S. is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent from 2017 through 2026, faster than the rate of GDP growth. As a result, health care spending will...

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in Washington

    VA Chief Misused Taxpayer Money: Report

    The Trump administration, already embroiled in controversy over its handling of the domestic violence allegations against senior White House aide Rob Porter, now faces a new scandal: Veterans Affairs...