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Senators join call for revisiting SEC stock buyback practices and rules

By Hazel Bradford (originally published by Pensions & Investments) – A group of Democratic senators called Thursday for the Securities and Exchange Commission to hear from the public about reviewing rules covering stock buybacks… [Cross-posted from Pensions & Investments publication of June 29, 2018 at http://www.pionline.com/article/20180629/ONLINE/180629821/senators-join-call-for-revisiting-sec-stock-buyback-practices-and-rules]

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How Big Pharma was captured by the one percent

By Alexander Zaitchik (originally published by New Republic) - Donald Trump’s plan to lower prescription drug prices, announced May 11 in the Rose Garden, is a wonky departure for the president. In his approach to other signature campaign pledges, Trump has selected blunt-force tools: concrete walls, trade wars, ICE raids… [Cross-posted from New Republic publication of June 28, 2018 at https://newrepublic.com/article/149438/big-pharma-captured-one-percent]

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Stock buybacks and corporate cashouts

By Robert J. Jackson (originally published by Securities and Exchange Commission) - Thank you so much, Neera, for that very kind introduction. I’ve long admired all that you and everyone here at the Center for American Progress do to promote a progressive economic agenda… [Cross-posted from Securities and Exchange Commission publication of June 11, 2018 at https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-jackson-061118]

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Tax bill lowered corporate tax rate, so why are some companies announcing changes?

By Ciara Linnane, Tomi Kilgore, and Francine McKenna (originally published by MarketWatch) - The tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December slashes corporate tax rates, so why are some companies announcing charges instead of benefits from the change?… [Cross-posted from MarketWatch publication of January 19, 2018 at https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tax-bill-lowered-corporate-tax-rate-so-why-are-some-companies-announcing-charges-2018-01-18?link=MW_latest_news]

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Trump setz auf-die Offshore-Milliarden der Tech-Reisen

  By Britta Weddeling, Annett Meiritz, and Katherina Kort (originally published by Handelsblatt) - Donald Trump und die Konzernbosse der Westküste hatten keinen guten Start. Die Fotos ihrer ersten Begegnung gingen um die Welt: Angestrengt scharten sich damals die Chefs von Apple, Microsoft und Amazon im Weißen Haus um den neuen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten… [Cross-posted from Handelsblatt publication of December 27, 2017 […]

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Congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing their disastrous tax bill. Don’t believe for a minute that it will ‘trickle down’ to workers

By Sen. Cory Booker (originally published by Medium) - President Trump and Congressional Republicans are now on the verge of passing a disastrous tax plan into law that will raise taxes for millions of low-and middle-income workers and threaten critical programs that make our economy fairer and stronger — all to give a tax break to large corporations […]

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Share buyback machine now in overdrive—dropping a strong hint at what CEOs plan to do with tax savings,

Ciara Linnane and Tomi Kilgore (originally published by MarketWatch) - Long-term investors and workers hoping that the tax overhaul and repatriation holiday will encourage investment in growth and a rise in wages should brace for disappointment… [Cross-posted from MarketWatch publication of December 14, 2017 at https://www.marketwatch.com/story/share-buybacks-spike-dropping-a-strong-hint-at-what-ceos-plan-to-do-with-tax-savings-2017-12-08]

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There goes neutrality

By Sabri Ben-Achour (originally published by NPR Marketplace) - The Federal Communications Commission rolled back Obama-era regulations today, ruling that internet providers are no longer required to treat all internet content equally. But what will that look like?… (Segment on stock buybacks, 04:48-06:48) [Cross-posted from NPR Marketplace publication of December 14, 2017 at https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/12142017]

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It’s so much worse than I thought, part 2

By Ted Fuller (originally published by Daily Kos) - In part 1, I mentioned that I had just learned that the tax bill will reduce corporate taxes by $2 trillion over 10 years. It is well known that a popular myth among Republicans is that tax cuts will spur economic growth… [Cross-posted from Daily Kos publication of […]

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